We end the year with an atmospheric, lovely little collection of tales, Shirahime Syo: Snow Goddess Tales. Have a great holidays! Lucy and Robin will return in 2020 to dive into, among other things, X!
If you loved RG Veda, you’ll probably love Chun Hyang…and be as sad as we were that there was only one volume. Join Lucy and Robin as they take a look into the epic CLAMP fantasy that never really got off the ground.
Is it healthy to watch 26 episodes of CLAMP Campus Detectives all in one sitting? Probably not, but Lucy and Robin took one for the team…and dragged some friends along for the ride. Join them this week as they discuss the CLAMP Campus Detectives anime!
We had to go dark at some point, and Robin was testing out some techniques for Halloween, so this take on a Vodka Cranberry incorporates that iconic missing eye that Clamp is so well known for (in certain circles, anyway). It was hard to capture in the drink, but that’s an “eyeball” at the bottom of the glass, made out of a lychee and a grape.
Black cherry Vodka
Concord grapes (frozen)
Freeze lychees and grapes
Once frozen, you can shove the grape into the lychee without it falling apart. Boom, done!
Put the eyeball in the glass.
Cover with black cherry vodka (about a shot’s worth).
Fill ¾ full with cranberry juice, and the rest with seltzer.
With a school this spectacular, any unhappiness is a horrible crime, and the CLAMP School Detectives are here to save the day! Lucy and Robin dig into the charming series that brought so many CLAMP stories together (long before Tsubasa).
We weren’t content with just drinks for our beloved Tokyo Babylon! Robin loves playing around with agar as a jello alternative (it sets up better and comes in a different range of flavors, plus it’s vegan!), and when she realized she could make white agar, and have it slowly turn pink in red agar…well, we couldn’t resist!
You can also easily swap this with jello, just follow package instructions!
1 package plain agar (or jello)
Sweetened condensed milk
Dark cherry juice
Use half the agar, mix sweetened condensed milk with plain milk to reach liquid amount called for by agar’s package.
Pour into a low, flat pan to set.
Cut into the shape of cherry blossoms (we used a cookie cutter…because of course Robin has a cherry blossom cookie cutter).
Use the other half of the agar, and mix with dark cherry juice (replace all liquid in package’s instructions).
Pour into molds (we used glasses)
After about a half an hour, poke white flower petals into the red liquid. They’ll slowly turn pink!
Finally, the first of our Tokyo Babylon drinks! This one’s for our favorite twins. We wanted to go for a light, fizzy drink that really spoke to their innocence and high energy. Cherry vodka was just too perfect to turn down, and this drink is designed to be light and gentle…just like the early part of the series. But don’t get too comfortable, the darkness is coming.