History GargleBlaster / RealLife

17th Jun '17 2:09:10 PM nombretomado
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* Most instances of homemade hard liquor -- "Moonshine" -- are Gargle Blasters. It's generally not only stronger than an irritable rhinoceros, but it also tastes like a combination of industrial cleaners and whatever vessel it was cooked up in. In fact, car radiators were one of the more common vessels. Methanol frequently shows up in significant quantities in moonshine, and it can cause severe vision impairment. The OtherWiki has a guide to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonshine_by_country Moonshine by country]].

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* Most instances of homemade hard liquor -- "Moonshine" -- are Gargle Blasters. It's generally not only stronger than an irritable rhinoceros, but it also tastes like a combination of industrial cleaners and whatever vessel it was cooked up in. In fact, car radiators were one of the more common vessels. Methanol frequently shows up in significant quantities in moonshine, and it can cause severe vision impairment. The OtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a guide to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonshine_by_country Moonshine by country]].
15th Jun '17 2:08:29 PM DavidDelony
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* To heroin users who relapse after being clean for a while, heroin itself can be this to them. A dose that an experienced opiod users would normally tolerate can be fatal to a relapsed user. Even worse is the varying purity of street drugs.
13th Jun '17 1:43:46 PM Wooboo
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* The [[InvertedTrope inverse]] of this is the HideousHangoverCure, for when you drink just about anything on this page.
10th Jun '17 9:33:57 AM NedZeppelin
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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 [[https://en.wikipedia.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 [[TestosteronePoisoning 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 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeppson%27s_Mal%C3%B6rt org/wiki/Jeppson%27s_Malort 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 [[TestosteronePoisoning you should man up and keep drinking until you get used to it]].
12th May '17 6:09:44 PM RampinUp46
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** The traditional version is one shot each of Jim Beam, Johnny Walker, Jack Daniel's, and Jose Cuervo. Some people choose to replace one of the three whiskies with Captain Morgan, but it tends to disagree with the tequila in most people's stomachs (remember: "Captain Morgan is a racist -- he hates Mexicans!").
** The "Four Horsemen and Hell Follows" adds Everclear to the mix. "Hell follows" is a pretty accurate description.

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** The traditional version is one shot each of Jim Beam, Johnny Walker, Jack Daniel's, and Jameson. Some variants switch the Jameson out with Jose Cuervo. Some Cuervo, and some people go farther with this version and choose to replace one of the three whiskies with Captain Morgan, but it tends to disagree with the tequila in most people's stomachs (remember: "Captain Morgan is a racist -- he hates Mexicans!").
** The "Four Horsemen and Hell Follows" adds Everclear to the mix. Considering that Everclear is literally the most alcoholic drink chemically possible to manufacture and can burn your throat if consumed straight, "Hell follows" is a pretty accurate description.
1st Apr '17 12:26:30 PM WhosAsking
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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 [[https://en.wikipedia.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.

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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 [[https://en.wikipedia.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 [[TestosteronePoisoning you should man up and keep drinking until you get used to it.it]].
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".)
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