For a while I’ve been determined to make a cocktail called a FizzBuzz. Beyond being tasty, it needed to have enough fizz and buzz to merit the name.

Last night, we had a bunch of folks over to watch The Princess Bride, and I entertained our guests with the following:

FizzBuzz Cocktail

1 part vodka

2 parts cava

2 parts pineapple juice

sweeten to taste and serve on the rocks

Our guests loved it and were pleasantly FizzBuzzed after drinking 3 or 5. I don’t think anyone tried to find out what would happen if you drank 15.

We didn’t ask anyone to write code afterwards, let alone on a whiteboard. But it might be a good idea to offer your interview candidates a FizzBuzz, especially if that will give you a better idea of how they code under realistic working conditions.

1, 2, Fizz, 4, Buzz, … 13, 14, FizzBuzz!

Please remember to FizzBuzz responsibly.

ps. It seems that I unintentionally plagiarized the recipe for a Flirtini. Hopefully my speechwriter will take the fall.

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