A few posts ago (see What Brand R U?), I invited all XML-inclined readers to take a break from their hard slogging and have a little fun by concocting recipes for a drink I call the XMLonball Splash. My one taker—Scott Abel, THE Content Wrangler—submitted such a witty, creative recipe that no one else dared to even attempt to compete. Made the judging easy.
I’ve tried a variation on this delicious recipe (with who-knows-what substituted for the cactus juice liqueur), and I have to warn you: don’t drink this and drive.
Below are two versions of the recipe, one with and one without XML tags. According to Scott, any code abuse you might notice—that is, any shenanigans within the brackets—is intentional.
Thanks for playing along, Scott. You make the wranglin’ world go ’round.
The XMLonball Splash—With a Twist of Code
<amount>1 oz</amount> Cactus Juice liqueur</ingredient>
<amount>1.5 oz</amount> Patron (Silver) Tequila</ingredient>
<amount>2 oz</amount> San Pellegrino Limonata
<amount>Two slices</amount> lime</ingredient>
<stepone>Pour liquid ingredients into shaker over ice</stepone>
<stepthree>Rub lime around rim of cocktail glass</strepthree>
<stepfour>Squeeze excess juice into cocktail glass</stepfour>
<stepfive>Pour gently shaken liquid ingredients over ice</stepfive>
Enjoy! This is one of my favorites. </evilgrin>
The XMLonball Splash—Straight Up
1 oz Cactus Juice liqueur
1.5 oz Patron (Silver) Tequila
2 oz San Pellegrino Limonata
Two slices lime
Pour liquid ingredients into shaker over ice.
Rub lime around rim of cocktail glass.
Squeeze excess juice into cocktail glass.
Pour gently shaken liquid ingredients over ice.
Enjoy! This is one of my favorites.
Marcia here, again. In case you want to know more about XML, and about content management in general, the new edition of Ann Rockley’s classic book, Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy, coauthored with Charles Cooper, gives you a good place to start. See my review.