The Congressional Internet Caucus is hosting its annual all-day State of the Net conference today, and after back-to-back panel discussions, a closing reception will feature a specialty drink tailored for the occasion, poking fun at the most-talked-about issue of the day: net neutrality.
The Net-Neutralitini, inspired by the Open Internet Coalition, will be served to remind cocktail-hour goers of why they should support congressional regulations that would require Internet companies to treat all traffic equally.
Here's the recipe, which will be prominently displayed on the bar:
(the drink of openness)
3 oz Calvert gin
1 oz Effen vodka
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
Add a non-discriminatory lemon twist
Pour into an unfiltered cocktail glass
Serve shaken, not tiered
As for the recipe, it was reportedly modeled off of a concoction invented by James Bond in the 1953 novel Casino Royale. According to Wikipedia, Bond says, "This drink's my own invention. I'm going to patent it when I can think of a good name."