History GargleBlaster / RealLife

1st Aug '16 11:04:24 PM Khathi
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* Raketnoye Toplivo (literally "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast rocket propellant]]") of Russia. Mix one part of vodka, one part of Russian sparkling wine and add some dry ice (solid carbon dioxide). The result is a weird, smoking and bubbling extremely cold drink, as the temperature of dry ice is -79 deg C. The carbon dioxide will sublimate directly from solid to gas. Be careful not to imbibe the dry ice pieces, though.

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* Raketnoye Toplivo (literally "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast rocket propellant]]") fuel]]") of Russia. Mix one part of vodka, one part of Russian sparkling wine and add some dry ice (solid carbon dioxide). The result is a weird, smoking and bubbling extremely cold drink, as the temperature of dry ice is -79 deg C. The carbon dioxide will sublimate directly from solid to gas. Be careful not to imbibe the dry ice pieces, though.though.
** The version of this concoction with the normal (instead of dry) ice is known as "Northern Lights" and is frequently utilized for "[[ButLiquorIsQuicker liquor is quicker]]"-type solutions, as cold tends to mask the sharp taste of vodka, and the carbon dioxide from the wine stimulates alcohol absorption.
** Another, [[TestosteronePoisoning much more macho]] variation, nicknamed "The Polarman", includes just one part of pure grain alcohol (nicknamed "shilo" or "awl" in Russia, especially among the military) for one part of '''[[UpToEleven liquid nitrogen]]'''. The end result isn't actually as much of a drink as it is a pure alcohol ''[[RefugeInAudacity ice cream]]'', which is surprisingly palatable despite its extreme cold.



** Special credit to Russian ''samogon''. It's a brilliant multipurpose fluid: an excellent industrial degreaser, paint stripper, laboratory solvent, and motor fuel. Plus you can even drink it, if you're not too particular about maintaining consciousness, dignity, chastity, or the integrity of your digestive tract lining. Don't worry; the resulting blindness ''usually'' doesn't last.
* Chinese peasant liquor certainly falls under this trope. It can best be described as smelling of death, and the experience of a half-shot was not unlike an aluminum baseball bat across the eyes. Due to poor brewing and distilling techniques, it often contains high concentrations of toxic methanol.

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** Special credit to Russian ''samogon''. It's a brilliant multipurpose fluid: an excellent industrial degreaser, paint stripper, laboratory solvent, and motor fuel. Plus you can even drink it, if you're not too particular about maintaining consciousness, dignity, chastity, or the integrity of your digestive tract lining. Don't worry; the resulting blindness ''usually'' doesn't last.
last.[[note]]Methanol, frequently appearing there at significant levels, paralyzes, and in high concentrations ''kills'' optic nerves.[[note]]
* Chinese peasant liquor certainly falls under this trope. It can best be described as smelling of death, and the experience of a half-shot was not unlike an aluminum baseball bat across the eyes. Due to poor brewing and distilling techniques, it often contains high concentrations of toxic methanol. Thankfully, one of the best antidotes to methanol is ''ethanol'', so it's kind of a self-correcting problem. Indeed, as said above, "the resulting blindness ''usually'' doesn't last".
13th Jul '16 6:33:32 PM PatPayne
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** US submariners during World War Two would sometimes sneak the alcoholic fuel from the torpedoes to drink with pineapple juice, a concoction they called "torpedo juice". The alcohol was mostly 180 proof grain alcohol (essentially Everclear), with various ingredients added to discourage drinking it. (One of them, Croton oil, is described by TheOtherWiki as inflicting "painful cramps, internal bleeding and a violent emptying of the bowels.") The sailors therefore used stills (or, with some versions doctored with the so-called "Pink Lady" mix of pink dye and methanol, a loaf of bread) to remove the impurities. The practice largely stopped by the middle of the war. Not because of improved denaturants, but because by then the Navy had switched to an all-electric torpedo, removing the need for grain alcohol as fuel altogether.
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.
**
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.
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