Excavations of Claymore: The Fighting Scot

Thanks for your words of affirmation and love votes! The Fighting Scot got the most this week. For those of you who had no idea what a Fighting Scot might be, let me begin by saying that the seductively snarling lion-thing known as a fighting scot (pictured below) is our mascot. I'll let you decide which is mightier, the drink or the athletes. Or the lion-thing.

Have you ever seen a Punnett Square? Scientists use them to predict the outcome of cross-breeding experiments. Since some genes are dominant and others recessive, some are more likely to be expressed while their counterparts are repressed. Henceforth we are going to discuss the Fighting Scot in scientific terms.

The gene in question is the flavor gene. Today we'll be cross-breeding Irish creme and butterscotch. Remember that each parent brings two genes to the table. Since we have here pure Irish creme, which expresses a dominant trait, and pure butterscotch, which displays a recessive one, we'll be crossing FF and ff. The Punnett Square might look like this:

As you can see, the dominant (Irish creme) gene is present in all possible combinations of the two, meaning it is always expressed, while the butterscotch is always repressed.

Conclusion: The Fighting Scot tastes like Irish creme 100% of the time and butterscotch 0% of the time.

I came into this with an open mind, I really did. I know I don't like Irish creme but I gave it a fair shot. "Butterscotch is pretty strong," I said. "It'll balance out." But it just didn't work for me. (Well... the foam was really good. =P) I know The Addict likes her coffee dark and earthy, so if that's your thing you'll probably get on well with tonight's science experiment.

Sorry, Fighting Scot. I hope there are no hard feelings between us. I'd hate for you to be bitter.

OH WAIT, you already are!


Cast your vote for the next Claymore drink of the week! I know a couple people said the Irish Dream sounded good, but I need a week off from the Irish creme, so let's pick a different one this time, 'k?

Almond Joy
Cherry Cordial
Prickly Cactus
English Challenge
Rasp-LIMErry Fizz (clearly NOT coffee)
The Long Islander
Irish Dream
The Perfect Cap
The Orange Real
Tarzan & Jane
Platelet's Perfection
Kyle Lincoln
The Shortstack Chai
Fiona's Wicked Minty Apple Cider


Michael said...

sad day... How can you not like Irish Cream?? the barista must have made it wrong anyway, because i can always taste the butterscotch... come in from 7-10:30 pm on thursday to get it the right way... and as for my vote, I'd say go with the Long Islander...

Amandasaurus said...

Will do! But if I don't like it, I demand a free pastry. ^_~

emily said...

My vote this week goes to The Shortstack Chai. It just sounds yummy.

Sorry this week's drink didn't turn out to be good.

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