History GargleBlaster / VideoGames

10th Jul '16 12:17:01 PM nombretomado
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* Yet another one for BioWare: Tarisian Ale in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' is brewed with glands from a monkey-like critter. There's an optional sidequest where some low-ranking Sith mooks serve it at a party. You and Carth apparently don't partake, as the two of you are the only ones in the room ''conscious'' after the party-goers drink it.

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* Yet another one for BioWare: Creator/BioWare: Tarisian Ale in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' is brewed with glands from a monkey-like critter. There's an optional sidequest where some low-ranking Sith mooks serve it at a party. You and Carth apparently don't partake, as the two of you are the only ones in the room ''conscious'' after the party-goers drink it.
3rd Jul '16 5:28:36 PM Divra
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*** Scurrd is preceded in the drinking contest by other potations such as Thayvian Fire Juice, Catoblepas Death Cheese Wine, and a mushrtoom-based Drow concoction known as T'Keela.
10th Jun '16 10:24:49 AM HamburgerTime
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* ''Videogame/RuneScape'' has Braindeath "Rum," favorite drink of Gielinor's pirate population. Ingredients include mashed-up spiders and sea slugs, and it's implied to be able to control people's minds. At one point in the quest dealing with its manufacture it actually comes to life as an "[[JustForPun Evil Spirit]]" which the player then needs to pacify in combat.
7th Apr '16 11:32:45 AM Lopiny
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** Strangling Willow Absinthe, whose effects are not quite explained, but it's apparently enough to have acquired a reputation as something only a madman would drink. And for occasionally trying to escape cellars on its own, somehow. It bears mentioning that Mr Wines doesn't actually know what absinthe is, and just gives that name to anything alcoholic that horribly fucks you up, be it through simple drunkenness or some other way.

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** Strangling Willow Absinthe, whose effects are not quite explained, but it's apparently enough to have acquired a reputation as something only a madman would drink. And for occasionally trying to escape cellars on its own, somehow. And apparently the "strangling" is ''quite'' literal. It bears mentioning that Mr Wines doesn't actually know what absinthe is, and just gives that name to anything alcoholic that horribly fucks you up, be it through simple drunkenness or some other way.
19th Feb '16 8:01:30 PM NanoMoose
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' features the "Love Juice", the favorite drink of the band Love Fist: 3 fizz bombs, 1 part boomshine, 3 parts trumpet, and 1 liter of petrol. Boomshine itself could be considered a Gargle Blaster. It's potent enough to intoxicate someone on the fumes alone, and if put too close to an open flame, will detonate like a weapons-grade explosive. At one point, a bottle of it is even fashioned into a makeshift pipebomb to blow up a limo. Oh, and one of its ingredients is '''battery acid'''.
* In the ''Night of the Raven'', an expansion pack for ''[[VideoGame/{{Gothic}} Gothic 2]]'' one can find a recipe for Lou's Hammer - a very strong booze with swampsharks' teeth as one of its ingredients. Drinking it for the first time will result in boosting the hero's stats. But there's also Double Lou's Hammer that does nothing except [[spoiler:depleting half of hero's life bar]]. Even Samuel, a pirate who is in charge of the alcoholic supply of the camp honestlty warns the player's character not to drink it.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' features the "Love Juice", the favorite drink of the band Love Fist: 3 fizz bombs, 1 part boomshine, 3 parts trumpet, and 1 liter litre of petrol. Boomshine itself could be considered a Gargle Blaster. It's potent enough to intoxicate someone on the fumes alone, and if put too close to an open flame, will detonate like a weapons-grade explosive. At one point, a bottle of it is even fashioned into a makeshift pipebomb to blow up a limo. Oh, and one of its ingredients is '''battery acid'''.
* In the ''Night of the Raven'', an expansion pack for ''[[VideoGame/{{Gothic}} Gothic 2]]'' one can find a recipe for Lou's Hammer - a very strong booze with swampsharks' teeth as one of its ingredients. Drinking it for the first time will result in boosting the hero's stats. But there's also Double Lou's Hammer that does nothing except [[spoiler:depleting half of hero's life bar]]. Even Samuel, a pirate who is in charge of the alcoholic supply of the camp honestlty camp, sincerely warns the player's character not to drink it.






** To quote Harkkan; "Thundermar ale is [[UpToEleven 220 proof]]; I don't know how that's possible."[[note]]220 proof is 110% alcohol[[/note]]

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** To quote Harkkan; "Thundermar ale is [[UpToEleven 220 proof]]; I don't know how that's possible."[[note]]220 proof is 110% alcohol[[/note]] alcohol.[[/note]]



* White Gull is one of the few potions ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' can brew that isn't instantly lethally toxic to mortals. It can be brewed from any alcohol available, and makes the ideal base for any other potions. Even with his Witcher resistance to toxins, just one will make Geralt drift across the floor like a bobber on a fishing line, two will get him 86'd to wake up on the cobbles. Non-Witcher humans won't get through one. There is no canonical evidence of how much a dwarf can drink. It's sometimes used as an anesthetic on those already near death.

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* White Gull is one of the few potions ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' can brew that isn't instantly lethally toxic to mortals. It can be brewed from any alcohol available, and makes the ideal base for any other potions. Even with his Witcher witcher resistance to toxins, just one ''just one'' will make Geralt drift across the floor like a bobber on a fishing line, two will get him 86'd to wake up on the cobbles. Non-Witcher Non-witcher humans won't get through one. There is no canonical evidence of how much a dwarf can drink. It's sometimes used as an anesthetic anaesthetic on those already near death.death.
** A quest in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' sees Geralt and his witcher buddies improvise a few alarming cocktails to reach appropriate levels of sloshed despite their super-efficient metabolisms.



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has a list of dangerously potent alcoholic drinks the PC can give to Oghren (or Wynne, though Wynne prefers wine). The only drinks that ''don't'' count as gargle blasters are the watered-down ale and the wine. And the brandy. More amazingly, in ''Awakening'' Oghren is able to easily shrug off the darkspawn blood (and other mysterious-and-horrible ingredients) used for the Joining ritual of the Grey Wardens with a loud burp and a claim that it was "Not bad", while other characters either pass out and have freakish nightmares or die hideous deaths.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has a list of dangerously potent alcoholic drinks the PC can give to Oghren (or Wynne, though Wynne prefers wine). The only drinks that ''don't'' count as gargle blasters are the watered-down ale and the wine. And the brandy. More amazingly, in ''Awakening'' ''Awakening'', Oghren is able to easily shrug off the darkspawn blood (and other mysterious-and-horrible ingredients) used for the Joining ritual of the Grey Wardens with a loud burp and a claim that it was "Not bad", while other characters either pass out and have freakish nightmares or die hideous deaths.



** In Origins, Oghren can offer you a taste of his homemade brew once you've completed his personal quest. Unless you have enough points sunk into Constitution, it'll knock you out.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' adds a different type of GargleBlaster in the form of '[[NonindicativeName Grey Warden Whiskey]]': Wardens are allowed by treaty to requisition any supplies they need, including alcohol, but need to travel light. Some of them therefore choose to just carry one big bottle and top it up with whatever's available whenever it gets low. After a few years of this each bottle develops it's own unique flavour - all of them the sort of digusting cocktail only someone who's tasted Darkspawn blood could find appetizing, often with names to match.
** Also in ''Inquisition'' is a Qunari ale called Maraas Lok. It's said that the second shot on are easier to swallow because the first one kills the nerve endings in the drinker's throat.

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** In Origins, ''Origins'', Oghren can offer you a taste of his homemade brew once you've completed his personal quest. Unless you have enough points sunk into Constitution, it'll knock you out.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' adds a different type of GargleBlaster in the form of '[[NonindicativeName Grey Warden Whiskey]]': Wardens are allowed by treaty to requisition any supplies they need, including alcohol, but need to travel light. Some of them therefore choose to just carry one big bottle and top it up with whatever's available whenever it gets low. After a few years of this years, each bottle develops it's its own unique flavour - all of them the sort of digusting disgusting cocktail only someone who's tasted Darkspawn blood could find appetizing, stand, often with names to match.
** Also in ''Inquisition'' is a Qunari ale called Maraas Lok. It's said The Iron Bull claims that the second shot on are is easier to swallow because the first one kills the nerve endings in the drinker's throat.



** The Dark Star bar on the Citadel in the second game serves the Commander "batarian ale - uncut". The bartender has never seen anyone drink it and remain standing. Shepard, of course, orders another one, at which point the bartender gives him/her a ryncol, below. The aftermath of Shepard's binge-drinking in the Dark Star is undoubtedly the most amusing part, with the Commander waking up on the men's room floor sometime later while a Turian relieves himself at one of the urinals. Doubly hilarious if your Shepard is female.
** Then there's "ryncol", the krogan drink of choice. Said drink is said to have the effect of paint thinner on non-krogan. Shepard is knocked out by it. Then again, Shepard [[{{Cyborg}} isn't quite human]] [[BackFromTheDead anymore]]. Grunt's recommendation on ryncol is "Don't try to act tough -- that stuff'll go through a human's insides like broken glass." The Darkstar bartender informs you when you order one that you'll be setting off radiation alarms for a week. And note that Shep drank it when s/he was already noticeably inebriated.
-->''"This is...[[ShoutOut it's]] [[StarTrek green]]?"''

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** The Dark Star bar on the Citadel in the second game serves the Commander "batarian ale - uncut". The bartender has never seen anyone drink it and remain standing. Shepard, of course, orders another one, at which point the bartender gives him/her a ryncol, below. The aftermath of Shepard's binge-drinking in the Dark Star is undoubtedly the most amusing part, with the Commander waking up on the men's room floor sometime later while a Turian turian relieves himself at one of the urinals. Doubly hilarious if your Shepard is female.
** Then there's "ryncol", the krogan drink of choice. Said drink is said to have the effect of paint thinner on non-krogan. Shepard is just knocked out by it. Then again, Shepard [[{{Cyborg}} isn't quite human]] [[BackFromTheDead anymore]]. Grunt's recommendation on ryncol is "Don't try to act tough -- that stuff'll go through a human's insides like broken glass." The Darkstar bartender informs you when you order one that you'll be setting off radiation alarms for a week. And note that Shep drank it when s/he was already noticeably inebriated.
-->''"This -->This is...[[ShoutOut it's]] [[StarTrek green]]?"''green]]?



** ''Citadel'' also contains a reference to drinks called turian horosk and a volus bina. Turian horosk is not being served because the establishment wants their guests entertained instead of comatose (Turian physiology is incompatible with most of the galaxy—anything we consume is dangerous to them and vice versa, though this particular drink is implied to be extremely strong even for turians). A volus bina meanwhile will put you on the floor with its alcohol content while the ammonia will let you clean up after yourself. If you survive (that said, volus can't drink ryncol, period; seems it comes back out in ugly ways, if one is to believe an analogy about a leaky mech).
** ''Citadel'' also also contains a rather disgusting cocktail that's three parts horse-choker and one part mouthwash, made by Joker for a drinking contest to keep Cortez from dragging him out to the shooting range later. (Joker wins, he doesn't go.) Cortez manages about two shots and gives up from the taste alone, [[ItTastesLikeFeet which he poetically compares to a goat's ass]]. If Wrex is still around, he'll comment that Cortez made a big mistake letting Joker choose "the battlefield ''and'' the weapon," and since Joker downs two glasses without flinching (unlike Cortez), it makes you wonder if he came up with this concoction [[CrazyPrepared specifically to win drinking contests]].

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** ''Citadel'' also contains a reference to drinks called turian horosk and a volus bina. Turian horosk is not being served because the establishment wants their guests entertained instead of comatose (Turian physiology is incompatible with most of the galaxy—anything we consume is dangerous to them and vice versa, though this particular drink is implied to be extremely strong even for turians). comatose. A volus bina meanwhile bina, meanwhile, will put you on the floor with its alcohol content content, while the ammonia will let you clean up after yourself. If yourself if you survive (that said, volus can't drink ryncol, period; seems it comes back out in ugly ways, if one is to believe an analogy about a leaky mech).
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** ''Citadel'' also also contains a rather disgusting cocktail that's three parts horse-choker and one part mouthwash, made by Joker for a drinking contest to keep Cortez from dragging him out to the shooting range later. (Joker wins, he doesn't go.wins.) Cortez manages about two shots and gives up from the taste alone, [[ItTastesLikeFeet which he poetically compares to a goat's ass]]. If Wrex Garrus is still around, he'll comment that Cortez made a big mistake letting Joker choose "the battlefield because "[Joker] wanted the battle ''and'' he picked the weapon," weapon" and since Joker downs two glasses without flinching (unlike Cortez), it makes you wonder if he came up with this concoction [[CrazyPrepared specifically to win drinking contests]].



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Whatever is in Auron's jug is not to be trifled with considering in his [[LimitBreak Overdrive]] he spits it onto his BFS, ''which causes dark fire and '''black holes'''''. Another has Auron creating a whirlwind and then hurling his entire jug in, at which point the tornado turns into a fiery pillar. A level of FridgeBrilliance when it comes to the alcohol: [[spoiler:He's ''already dead'', so that's why he can handle it]].

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Whatever is in Auron's jug is not to be trifled with considering in his [[LimitBreak Overdrive]] he spits it onto his BFS, ''which causes dark fire and '''black holes'''''. Another has Auron creating a whirlwind and then hurling his entire jug in, at which point the tornado turns into a fiery pillar. A level of FridgeBrilliance when it comes to the alcohol: [[spoiler:He's ''already dead'', so that's why he [[spoiler:he's ''dead''. What's the worst it can handle it]].do?]]



** The player can enter into a drinking competition [[spoiler:with what turns out to be Sanguine, the Daedric Prince of debauchery]]. The brew is apparently strong enough that the Dragonborn wakes up on the other side of Skyrim with no memory of the previous night, having experienced all manner of wacky adventures.

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** The player can enter into a drinking competition [[spoiler:with what a man who turns out to be Sanguine, the Daedric Prince of debauchery]]. The brew is apparently strong enough that the Dragonborn wakes up on the other side of Skyrim with no memory of the previous night, having experienced all manner of wacky adventures.



** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', Ancient Dagoth Brandy can be found, and its effects include (semi)permanent reductions to both intelligence and willpower, with no benefits to show for it. Considering the drinks have likely been fermenting in the presence of plague-infested evil for a few hundred years, its potency is understandable.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', Ancient Dagoth Brandy can be found, and its effects include (semi)permanent semi-permanent reductions to both intelligence and willpower, with no benefits to show for it. Considering the drinks have likely been fermenting in the presence of plague-infested evil for a few hundred years, its potency is understandable.



* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': Mr. Wines' favorites, presumably because it takes something ''very'' strong to even phase a being like it. Examples include:
** Black Wings Absinthe, which will ''always'' send you straight into a dangerous drunken bender [[WhatDidIDoLastNight which you won't remember next morning]] (aside from tattered opera cloaks and a scandalous article about you on the newspaper).
** Strangling Willow Absinthe, whose effects are not quite explained, but it's apparently enough to have acquired a terrifying reputation as something only a madman would drink. And for occasionally trying to escape cellars on its own, somehow. It bears mentioning that Mr Wines doesn't actually know what Absinthe is, and just gives that name to anything alcoholic that horribly fucks you up, be it through simple drunkenness or some other way.
** Amanita Sherry and Muscaria Brandy, the latter being stronger. Only devils really drink it like something desirable. Everyone else prefers to use it to poison people they hate. And even devils tend to prefer using it to poison people, because [[ForTheEvulz they're devils]].

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* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': Mr. Wines' favorites, presumably because it takes something ''very'' strong to even phase faze a being like it. Examples include:
** Black Wings Absinthe, which will ''always'' send you straight into a dangerous drunken bender [[WhatDidIDoLastNight which you won't remember next morning]] (aside from (your only clues are a tattered opera cloaks cloak and a scandalous article about you on the newspaper).
** Strangling Willow Absinthe, whose effects are not quite explained, but it's apparently enough to have acquired a terrifying reputation as something only a madman would drink. And for occasionally trying to escape cellars on its own, somehow. It bears mentioning that Mr Wines doesn't actually know what Absinthe absinthe is, and just gives that name to anything alcoholic that horribly fucks you up, be it through simple drunkenness or some other way.
--->'''Description for Strangling Willow:''' Get it off! GET IT OFF!
** Amanita Sherry and Muscaria Brandy, the latter being stronger. Only devils really vintages of Hell. Devils can drink it like something desirable. Everyone them without a problem; to anyone else prefers to use it to poison people they hate. And even devils tend to prefer using it to poison people, because [[ForTheEvulz they're devils]].lethally poisonous. There's a strong implication that devils drink specifically ''because'' they're lethally poisonous, and the thought of humans mistaking them for normal wine and getting more dead than drunk amuses them.



** Greyfields 1868, First Sporing is an inversion: It's a drink so warm and pleasant it lets you sleep peacefully and gives you nice, relaxing dreams. Pretty important in a city where nightmares get literally maddening.

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** Greyfields 1868, First Sporing is an inversion: It's it's a drink so warm and pleasant it lets you sleep peacefully and gives you nice, relaxing dreams. Pretty important in a city where nightmares get literally maddening.
10th Jan '16 11:15:01 PM CountDorku
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** The mod ''Demon'' contains an actual bottle of scurrd. Its description is rather...interesting.
-->What is in Scurrd? What, indeed. Scurrd just seems to find the way to where it can do the most harm. It's truly vicious.\\
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It cannot be smelled by the elderly...\\
It cannot be held by small children...\\
It is Scurrd, and woe be to [[YeOldeButcheredEnglish ye that take it to ye tongue]].



* One of the liquor bottles on a shelf in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' mod ''Demon'' contains a substance called Scurrd. Its description is rather...interesting.
-->What is in Scurrd? What, indeed. Scurrd just seems to find the way to where it can do the most harm. It's truly vicious.\\
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It cannot be smelled by the elderly...\\
It cannot be held by small children...\\
It is Scurrd, and woe be to [[YeOldeButcheredEnglish ye that take it to ye tongue]].
29th Dec '15 3:03:47 PM Lopiny
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** Not exactly alcoholic, but it serves similar purposes: Fourth City Airag, Year of the Tortoise. Stuff's been fermenting for ''years'', which isn't good for something with so much milk in it. And it smells ''awful'' when uncorked. And somehow, it's still a very, very desirable drink, costing as much as five wine cellars.

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** Not exactly alcoholic, but it serves similar purposes: Fourth City Airag, Year of the Tortoise. Stuff's been fermenting for ''years'', which isn't good for something with so much milk in it. And it smells ''awful'' when uncorked. And somehow, it's still a very, very desirable drink, costing as much as five wine cellars. The airag they serve you back at Port Carnelian already screws you up if you're not careful, and this is explicitly stronger.



* ''Videogame/DwarfFortress'': It'd seem dwarves make their brews so damned strong it has literally affected their physiology to the point of having a massive, extra-effective liver, and even ''then'' weaker ones will often die from alcohol poisoning. Other species will often pass out with just one serving, and in particular goblins are absolutely terrible at handling that level of booze; most of your goblin visitors that get past the belligerent patrons will probably drink a single mug and drown in their own vomit afterwards.

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* ''Videogame/DwarfFortress'': It'd seem dwarves make their brews so damned strong it has literally affected their physiology to the point of having a massive, extra-effective liver, and even ''then'' weaker ones will often die from alcohol poisoning. Other species will often pass out with just one serving, and in particular goblins are absolutely terrible at handling that level of booze; most of your goblin visitors that get past the belligerent patrons will probably drink a single mug and drown in their own vomit afterwards. It also evaporates so quickly when exposed to fire it's almost (though not quite, [[VideogameCrueltyPotential unfortunately]]) explosive.
17th Dec '15 12:06:24 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DwarfFortress'': It'd seem dwarves make their brews so damned strong it has literally affected their physiology to the point of having a massive, extra-effective liver, and even ''then'' weaker ones will often die from alcohol poisoning. Other species will often pass out with just one serving, and in particular goblins are absolutely terrible at handling that level of booze; most of your goblin visitors that get past the belligerent patrons will probably drink a single mug and drown in their own vomit afterwards.
27th Nov '15 7:26:23 AM MrUnderhill
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** ''Citadel'' also also contains a rather disgusting cocktail that's three parts horse-choker and one part mouthwash, made by Joker for a drinking contest to keep Cortez from dragging him out to the shooting range later. (Joker wins, he doesn't go.) Cortez manages about two shots and gives up from the taste alone, [[ItTastesLikeFeet which he poetically compares to a goat's ass]].

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** ''Citadel'' also also contains a rather disgusting cocktail that's three parts horse-choker and one part mouthwash, made by Joker for a drinking contest to keep Cortez from dragging him out to the shooting range later. (Joker wins, he doesn't go.) Cortez manages about two shots and gives up from the taste alone, [[ItTastesLikeFeet which he poetically compares to a goat's ass]]. If Wrex is still around, he'll comment that Cortez made a big mistake letting Joker choose "the battlefield ''and'' the weapon," and since Joker downs two glasses without flinching (unlike Cortez), it makes you wonder if he came up with this concoction [[CrazyPrepared specifically to win drinking contests]].
14th Nov '15 12:18:34 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': Mr. Wines' favorites, presumably because it takes something ''very'' strong to even phase a being like it. Examples include Black Wings Absinthe, which will ''always'' send you straight into a dangerous drunken bender [[WhatDidIDoLastNight which you won't remember next morning]] (aside from tattered opera cloaks and a scandalous article about you on the newspaper), and Strangling Willow Absinthe, whose effects are not quite explained, but it's apparently enough to have acquired a terrifying reputation as something only a madman would drink. It bears mentioning that Mr Wines doesn't actually know what Absinthe is, and just gives that name to anything alcoholic that horribly fucks you up.

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* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': Mr. Wines' favorites, presumably because it takes something ''very'' strong to even phase a being like it. Examples include include:
**
Black Wings Absinthe, which will ''always'' send you straight into a dangerous drunken bender [[WhatDidIDoLastNight which you won't remember next morning]] (aside from tattered opera cloaks and a scandalous article about you on the newspaper), and newspaper).
**
Strangling Willow Absinthe, whose effects are not quite explained, but it's apparently enough to have acquired a terrifying reputation as something only a madman would drink. And for occasionally trying to escape cellars on its own, somehow. It bears mentioning that Mr Wines doesn't actually know what Absinthe is, and just gives that name to anything alcoholic that horribly fucks you up.up, be it through simple drunkenness or some other way.
** Amanita Sherry and Muscaria Brandy, the latter being stronger. Only devils really drink it like something desirable. Everyone else prefers to use it to poison people they hate. And even devils tend to prefer using it to poison people, because [[ForTheEvulz they're devils]].
** Not exactly alcoholic, but it serves similar purposes: Fourth City Airag, Year of the Tortoise. Stuff's been fermenting for ''years'', which isn't good for something with so much milk in it. And it smells ''awful'' when uncorked. And somehow, it's still a very, very desirable drink, costing as much as five wine cellars.
** Greyfields 1868, First Sporing is an inversion: It's a drink so warm and pleasant it lets you sleep peacefully and gives you nice, relaxing dreams. Pretty important in a city where nightmares get literally maddening.
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