History GargleBlaster / RealLife

21st Feb '17 9:12:39 AM PixelKnight
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* The Literature/{{Discworld}}'s Scumble is based on Scrumpy, a super-potent [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} British]] cider. According to Creator/TerryPratchett, homebrewed scrumpy has "a kick that lasts for the rest of your life." Scrumpy isn't ''that'' strong by the standards of this page, however; it usually lands around 8-9% abv, i.e. the strength of what in the US is known as malt liquor. The kick comes from the fact that the metal details on old cider presses tend to be lead, which reacts with the acids in the apple juice in interesting ways, and the fact that scrumpy is normally sold in pints (an Imperial pint is 568 ml).

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* The Literature/{{Discworld}}'s Scumble is based on Scrumpy, a super-potent [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} British]] cider.cider that's the drink of choice for the Demoman from''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. According to Creator/TerryPratchett, homebrewed scrumpy has "a kick that lasts for the rest of your life." Scrumpy isn't ''that'' strong by the standards of this page, however; it usually lands around 8-9% abv, i.e. the strength of what in the US is known as malt liquor. The kick comes from the fact that the metal details on old cider presses tend to be lead, which reacts with the acids in the apple juice in interesting ways, and the fact that scrumpy is normally sold in pints (an Imperial pint is 568 ml).
21st Feb '17 9:06:11 AM PixelKnight
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** ''Samogon'' is a form of Russian moonshine that also acts as a brilliant multi-purpose fluid: industrial degreaser, paint stripper, laboratory solvent, motor oil, ''etc.'' And you can drink it, too, if you're not too particular about maintaining consciousness, dignity, chastity, or the integrity of your digestive system. It's largely made to avoid paying the vodka tax and if made for personal consumption (in which cases it's usually of a quite better quality) it is actually completely legal to boot.

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** ''Samogon'' is a form of Russian moonshine that also acts as a brilliant multi-purpose fluid: industrial degreaser, paint stripper, laboratory solvent, motor oil, ''etc.'' And you can drink it, too, if you're not too particular about maintaining consciousness, dignity, chastity, clean pants, or the integrity of your digestive system. It's largely made to avoid paying the vodka tax and if made for personal consumption (in which cases it's usually of a quite better quality) it is actually completely legal to boot.
21st Feb '17 8:23:39 AM PixelKnight
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7th Feb '17 8:13:54 PM karstovich2
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* The "Cement Mixer" is more of a prank drink than anything else; it's one shot of cream whiskey and one shot of lemon juice. The lemon juice will curdle the cream in your mouth and make it stick to your teeth like sugary cement.

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* The "Cement Mixer" is more of a prank drink than anything else; it's one shot of cream whiskey cream liqueur and one shot of lemon juice. The lemon juice will curdle the cream in your mouth and make it stick to your teeth like sugary cement. (Apparently, in TheEighties, women tending bar would serve these to patrons hitting on them too skeevily and then requesting "bartender's choice".)
12th Jan '17 5:04:58 PM Shishkahuben
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* [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] vodka is often flavored with wormwood, which is very bitter but goes well with Swedish cuisine. This is reflected in the popular schnapps brand Bäska Droppar ("bitter drops"). But the weirdest variation of this is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal%C3%B6rt Jeppson's Malört]], a 35% abv vodka flavored with wormwood and other stuff to make it taste like a foul mix of industrial chemicals; it [[OurProductSucks advertises this proudly]] and suggests that you should man up and keep drinking until you get used to it.

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* [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] vodka is often flavored with wormwood, which is very bitter but goes well with Swedish cuisine. This is reflected in the popular schnapps brand Bäska Droppar ("bitter drops"). But the weirdest variation of this is [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal%C3%B6rt org/wiki/Jeppson%27s_Mal%C3%B6rt Jeppson's Malört]], a 35% abv vodka flavored with wormwood and other stuff to make it taste like a foul mix of industrial chemicals; it [[OurProductSucks advertises this proudly]] and suggests that you should man up and keep drinking until you get used to it.
6th Jan '17 9:27:12 PM Khathi
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** ''Samogon'' is a form of Russian moonshine that also acts as a brilliant multi-purpose fluid: industrial degreaser, paint stripper, laboratory solvent, motor oil, ''etc.'' And you can drink it, too, if you're not too particular about maintaining consciousness, dignity, chastity, or the integrity of your digestive system. It's largely made to avoid paying the vodka tax. And the resulting blindness ''usually'' doesn't last. The particularly nasty varieties are ''chemerges'' (which are often cut with methylated alcohol, burnt rubber, or battery acid -- comparable to Kenyan ''changaa'') and ''pervach'', the first 100 or so grams of the samogon, which most moonshiners will discard -- but not Russians, who will drink it because of its 140-150 proof strength (and in spite of the fact that it smells and tastes like nail polish remover).

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** ''Samogon'' is a form of Russian moonshine that also acts as a brilliant multi-purpose fluid: industrial degreaser, paint stripper, laboratory solvent, motor oil, ''etc.'' And you can drink it, too, if you're not too particular about maintaining consciousness, dignity, chastity, or the integrity of your digestive system. It's largely made to avoid paying the vodka tax. And tax and if made for personal consumption (in which cases it's usually of a quite better quality) it is actually completely legal to boot.
*** Making an artisanal ''samogon'' for personal consumption is actually something of a competitive sport nowadays, with home distillers competing on purity, strength and flavorings, much as it was between the oldtimey landlords under the Tsars, when the distilling was made a privilege of the nobility. There's a lot of literature published on brewing and distilling, and commercialy made stills are easily onbtainable, though making one's own is something of a badge of pride and a source of bragging rights. A good quality double or triple distilled moonshine easily comes to the 180 proof.
*** ''Commercial'' home distilling in fact still exists too, and it's this what gives ''samogon'' its bad rap. Facing stiff fines and destruction of equipment, illicit distillers cut corners and often go whole nine yards in their pursuit of the cheapest and strongest rotgut possible. At least
the resulting blindness ''usually'' doesn't last. The particularly nasty varieties varieties, aimed mainly at [[TheAlcoholic destitute countryside alcoholics]], are ''chemerges'' (which are often cut with methylated alcohol, burnt rubber, or battery acid -- comparable to Kenyan ''changaa'') and ''pervach'', the first 100 or so grams of the samogon, which most moonshiners will discard -- but not Russians, who will drink it because of its 140-150 proof strength (and in spite of the fact that it smells and tastes like nail polish remover).remover, because it contains a lot of acetone).


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*** ''Sophisticated'' bums in many ex-Soviet countries have developed particular taste for the cucumber-based aftershave lotion and hawthorn stomach drops, because of their perceived "purity" and inoffensive taste. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous producers went to the such lows as to make a ''[[UpToEleven countefeit alcohol substitutes]]'', using the cheapest technical alcohol available, which sometimes contained methylated spirits, leading to the widely publicized mass poisonings.
6th Jan '17 1:46:32 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* Long Island Iced Tea tends to be stronger than most cocktails; it's made of equal parts vodka, tequila, white rum, gin, and Triple Sec, diluted with lemon juice, gomme syrup, and Coke; it averages out to about 22% alcohol by volume. And since they come in large glasses, you're getting a large quantity of booze. Some places will add to the insanity; a bar in Mobile, Alabama started the trend of the "Paralyzer", where the Coke is replaced with [[UpToEleven Everclear]]. This variant is also called the Franchise/{{Highlander}}, because in the end, you will need only one.

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* Long Island Iced Tea tends to be stronger than most cocktails; it's made of equal parts vodka, tequila, white rum, gin, and Triple Sec, diluted with lemon juice, gomme syrup, and Coke; it averages out to about 22% alcohol by volume. And since they come in large glasses, you're getting a large quantity of booze. Some places will add to the insanity; a bar in Mobile, Alabama started the trend of the "Paralyzer", where the Coke is replaced with [[UpToEleven Everclear]]. This variant is also called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Long Island From Hell]] and the Franchise/{{Highlander}}, because in the end, you will need only one.
15th Nov '16 10:01:19 AM Brosandi
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* Newfoundland has the famous Screech: any absurdly strong moonshine or hard liquor (usually overproof rum) used in a bizarre tradition called the "screech-in", which involves the kissing of a cod.
15th Nov '16 9:49:06 AM Brosandi
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* The Cruzan Confusion: a shot each of at least 4-5 types of flavoured rum, a shot of spiced rum, and enough orange juice to change the colour. You only need one.
8th Nov '16 3:30:41 AM tsstevens
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* The Wolverine: two measures of Turkey Sting, one of Jack, one of Bacardi Limon. Just one mixed will make you feel...[[JustForPun incredible.]] For the outright daring the Wolverine X is a [[IncrediblyLamePun mutant]] vodka/Red Bull mix with a shot of coffee and berocca.
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