Net-Neutralitini, anyone? Cocktail makes debut today

The Net-Neutralitini
 (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.

And don't forget the cocktail napkins. They'll  be printed with a "quick response" code that, when captured by a mobile device's reader, launches a webpage that lets people add their names to a petition advocating the FCC's proposed rules.

It's all part of the coalition's "Protect the Net" campaign, which kicked off earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show.

As for the recipe, I'm told it was 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."

Oh yes, patents--another topic that will undoubtedly come up today.

Stay tuned.