History GargleBlaster / RealLife

22nd Apr '16 11:33:22 AM randomtroper89
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* Science-Fiction conventions and Ren Faires often make and bring homemade Gargle Blasters, creating real-world equivalents to their fictional counterparts that will knock the unsuspecting just as flat as the fictional ones.
** For example, [[http://www.thedrunkenmoogle.com/post/1204475764/ryncol-mass-effect-2-cocktail-ingredients-1-oz Ryncol]], created in honor of the eponymous Gargle Blaster from VideoGame/MassEffect2. With those two simple ingredients it lives up to its namesake and begs the question... WHY?!
** Some fannish circles have a drink known as ''Rocket Fuel'', sometimes also explicitly called a PGGB. It consists of mixed frozen concentrates of lemonade and limeade, Everclear, and Smirnoff Silver, poured into a pail over a large block of dry ice and allowed to bubble the CO2 away. Results in an intensely alcoholic Slushie. Generally served in small medicine cups, with intake wisely limited to one cup per 25 kilos of body mass, and all car keys confiscated in advance.

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* Science-Fiction conventions and Ren Faires often make and bring homemade Gargle Blasters, creating real-world equivalents to their fictional counterparts that will knock the unsuspecting just as flat as the fictional ones.
**
ones. For example, [[http://www.thedrunkenmoogle.com/post/1204475764/ryncol-mass-effect-2-cocktail-ingredients-1-oz Ryncol]], created in honor of the eponymous Gargle Blaster from VideoGame/MassEffect2. With those two simple ingredients it lives up to its namesake and begs the question... WHY?!
** Some fannish circles have a drink known as ''Rocket Fuel'', sometimes also explicitly called a PGGB. It consists of mixed frozen concentrates of lemonade and limeade, Everclear, and Smirnoff Silver, poured into a pail over a large block of dry ice and allowed to bubble the CO2 away. Results in an intensely alcoholic Slushie. Generally served in small medicine cups, with intake wisely limited to one cup per 25 kilos of body mass, and all car keys confiscated in advance.
WHY?!
9th Apr '16 9:09:57 PM Guide
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* The [[NonIndicativeName "Aunt Roberta"]], which has caused at least 34 deaths, definitely goes here. It contains, three shots of vodka, two shots of absinthe, one shot of brandy, one and a half shots of gin, and one shot of blackberry liqueur. For those keeping score, that's 8½ shots' worth of alcohol (and then some—absinthe is stronger than usual). Drinking 8½+ shots worth of alcohol at once (conventional wisdom is to space out your drinks and give your liver time to deal with each one) is simply asking for trouble.

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* The [[NonIndicativeName "Aunt Roberta"]], which has caused at least 34 deaths, definitely goes here. It contains, contains three shots of vodka, two shots of absinthe, one shot of brandy, one and a half shots of gin, and one shot of blackberry liqueur. For those keeping score, that's 8½ shots' worth of alcohol (and then some—absinthe is stronger than usual). Drinking 8½+ shots worth of alcohol at once (conventional wisdom is to space out your drinks and give your liver time to deal with each one) is simply asking for trouble.
11th Mar '16 8:30:07 AM randomtroper89
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** Sprinkle Parmesan or Asiago on a Prairie Fire: Boom! Grannie's Panties.

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** Sprinkle Parmesan or Asiago on a Prairie Fire: Boom! Fire and you get Grannie's Panties.
10th Mar '16 1:28:41 PM randomtroper89
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* The "[[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Four Horsemen]]" normally consists of one shot each of Jim Beam, Johnny Walker, Jack Daniels, and Jose Cuervo. Some people choose to replace one of the three whiskies with Captain Morgan, which doesn't agree with the tequila in most people's stomachs. To quote an experienced drinker, who was holding a buddy's head up over the toilet at the time:

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* The "[[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Four Horsemen]]" normally Horsemen]]"
** Normally
consists of one shot each of Jim Beam, Johnny Walker, Jack Daniels, and Jose Cuervo. Cuervo.
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Some people choose to replace one of the three whiskies with Captain Morgan, which doesn't agree with the tequila in most people's stomachs. To quote an experienced drinker, who was holding a buddy's head up over the toilet at the time:
9th Mar '16 1:11:20 AM Morgenthaler
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** As implied in the lyrics of the DosGringos song by the same name (see Music, above), Jeremiah Weed's popularity with American fighter pilots is probably ''because'' of how awful it tastes ("something in between Lysol and alcohol, with a touch of gasoline," according to the song...)

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** As implied in the lyrics of the DosGringos Music/DosGringos song by the same name (see Music, above), Jeremiah Weed's popularity with American fighter pilots is probably ''because'' of how awful it tastes ("something in between Lysol and alcohol, with a touch of gasoline," according to the song...)
23rd Feb '16 10:47:44 AM morane
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* Kalimotxo (or ''calimocho'' in Spanish). A drink originating in Basque Country, which is made by mixing 1:1 red wine and cola. This strange reddish brown concoction has about the strength of porter yet the sour taste of phosphorus acid will neutralize the taste of ethanol almost completely. Known also as ''Rioja Libre'' and ''Cubalitro''.
15th Feb '16 6:50:28 PM randomtroper89
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* ** A standard Long Island Iced Tea is already stronger than most cocktails with equal parts vodka, tequila, white rum, gin, and Triple Sec. Though the liquor is diluted with lemon juice, gomme syrup, and coke, averaging out at a total of about 22% alcohol, A Mobile, Alabama bar serves a variant called "The Paralyzer", where the Coca-Cola is replaced with Everclear. Some refer to it as the Franchise/{{Highlander}}, because in the end, you will need only one. Bear in mind that the LIIT tends to be served in a highball glass or pint glass, so even with the metric ton of ice that goes into the drink, you're getting a very large quantity of booze.

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* ** A standard Long Island Iced Tea is already stronger than most cocktails with equal parts vodka, tequila, white rum, gin, and Triple Sec. Though the liquor is Sec, diluted with lemon juice, gomme syrup, and coke, averaging coke to average out at a total of about 22% alcohol, alcohol. A Mobile, Alabama bar serves a variant called "The Paralyzer", where the Coca-Cola is replaced with Everclear. Some refer to it as the Franchise/{{Highlander}}, because in the end, you will need only one. Bear in mind that the LIIT tends to be served in a highball glass or pint glass, so even with the metric ton of ice that goes into the drink, you're getting a very large quantity of booze.



* In York, there's a bar that used to sell a drink called the Hellshot, consisting of a shot of 89% absinthe and 88% vodka (or something). You had to sign a disclaimer before you had one. Needless to say, the authorities banned it. Five years later, the bar still advertises it as "BANNED" though, presumably for street cred. Another bar has a shelf marked "Dangerous" with all the stronger spirits.
** The components of the Hellshot are still legal individually, however. Cue LoopholeAbuse.

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* In York, there's a bar that used to sell a drink called the Hellshot, consisting of a shot of 89% absinthe and 88% vodka (or something). You had to sign a disclaimer before you had one. Needless to say, the authorities banned it. Five years later, the bar still advertises it as "BANNED" though, presumably for street cred. Another bar has a shelf marked "Dangerous" with all the stronger spirits.
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spirits. The components of the Hellshot are still legal individually, however. Cue LoopholeAbuse.
15th Feb '16 6:46:44 PM randomtroper89
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* The [[NonIndicativeName "Aunt Roberta"]], which has caused at least 34 deaths, definitely goes here. It contains:
** Three shots of vodka;
** Two shots of absinthe;
** One shot of brandy;
** One and a half shots of gin;
** One shot of blackberry liqueur.
*** For those keeping score, that's 8½ shots' worth of alcohol (and then some—absinthe is stronger than usual). Drinking 8½+ shots worth of alcohol at once (conventional wisdom is to space out your drinks and give your liver time to deal with each one) is simply asking for trouble.

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* The [[NonIndicativeName "Aunt Roberta"]], which has caused at least 34 deaths, definitely goes here. It contains:
** Three
contains, three shots of vodka;
** Two
vodka, two shots of absinthe;
** One
absinthe, one shot of brandy;
** One
brandy, one and a half shots of gin;
** One
gin, and one shot of blackberry liqueur.
***
liqueur. For those keeping score, that's 8½ shots' worth of alcohol (and then some—absinthe is stronger than usual). Drinking 8½+ shots worth of alcohol at once (conventional wisdom is to space out your drinks and give your liver time to deal with each one) is simply asking for trouble.



* A Mobile, Alabama bar serves a Long Island Iced Tea variant called "The Paralyzer", where the Coca-Cola is replaced with Everclear. Some refer to it as the Franchise/{{Highlander}}, because in the end, you will need only one.
** A standard LIIT is already stronger than most cocktails with equal parts vodka, tequila, white rum, gin, and Triple Sec. Though the liquor is diluted with lemon juice, gomme syrup, and coke, averaging out at a total of about 22% alcohol, this simply masks the flavor so you don't realize exactly how much booze you're getting, meaning that it's easy to drink a lot of them and get totally plastered--and bear in mind that the LIIT tends to be served in a highball glass or pint glass, so even with the metric ton of ice that goes into the drink, you're getting a very large quantity of booze.

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* ** A Mobile, Alabama bar serves a standard Long Island Iced Tea variant called "The Paralyzer", where the Coca-Cola is replaced with Everclear. Some refer to it as the Franchise/{{Highlander}}, because in the end, you will need only one.
** A standard LIIT
is already stronger than most cocktails with equal parts vodka, tequila, white rum, gin, and Triple Sec. Though the liquor is diluted with lemon juice, gomme syrup, and coke, averaging out at a total of about 22% alcohol, this simply masks alcohol, A Mobile, Alabama bar serves a variant called "The Paralyzer", where the flavor so Coca-Cola is replaced with Everclear. Some refer to it as the Franchise/{{Highlander}}, because in the end, you don't realize exactly how much booze you're getting, meaning that it's easy to drink a lot of them and get totally plastered--and bear will need only one. Bear in mind that the LIIT tends to be served in a highball glass or pint glass, so even with the metric ton of ice that goes into the drink, you're getting a very large quantity of booze.
7th Feb '16 1:49:55 PM WillBGood
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* During [[http://www.zug.com/scrawl/bar-drink/ this]] pub-crawl a group go out seeking the worst drinks possible for entertainment value, including such horrors as "the bloody tampon" ... at one point the author appears to be summoning Cthulhu to come put him out of his misery. For bonus points, the Bloody Tampon was made up on the spot.

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* %%* During [[http://www.zug.com/scrawl/bar-drink/ this]] pub-crawl a group go out seeking the worst drinks possible for entertainment value, including such horrors as "the bloody tampon" ... at one point the author appears to be summoning Cthulhu to come put him out of his misery. For bonus points, the Bloody Tampon was made up on the spot.
4th Feb '16 8:54:12 AM randomtroper89
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* When you check in at the UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism[='=]s Pennsic War, you're given the suggested drinking rules for the event. To wit, don't drink it if it, smokes, glows, glitters, they won't tell you what's in it, and the name contains the word "Surprise". Case in point, the infamous "Strawberry Surprise" consists grain alcohol and ''pepper spray''. The surprise is that it [[NonIndicativeName tastes nothing like strawberries]] and everything like ''PAIN''.

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* When you check in at the UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism[='=]s Pennsic War, you're given the suggested drinking rules for the event. To wit, don't drink it if it, it smokes, glows, glitters, they won't tell you what's in it, and or if the name contains the word "Surprise". Case in point, the infamous "Strawberry Surprise" consists grain alcohol and ''pepper spray''. The surprise is that it [[NonIndicativeName tastes nothing like strawberries]] and everything like ''PAIN''.
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