Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster recipe
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The Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster is "The best [fictional] drink in existence" and appears many times in the series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" where its effect is described as being "rather like having your brains smashed out with a slice of lemon, wrapped around a large gold brick". Due to the large fan base of this excellent franchise and the fact that no official (and actually pursuable) recipe for one was ever given by Douglas Adams the writer, supposed mixes of the drink have popped up all over the internet.
This is just another one. However, it does differ from some of the more mundane cocktails of the same name in the fact that it is actually served in an Ottawa nightclub - Zaphod Beeblebrox - and tastes fantastic despite not being quite as potent as the recipes involving Everclear, Bacardi 151 and all that lark. It also glows under ultra-violet lighting, giving that oh-so-crazy spaceage feel.
Shake the orange juice, the Jack and the peach schnapps in a shaker 3/4 full with ice cubes. When it's chilled, strain into the highball glass and drizzle some of the blue Curacao liqueur over the top of it. Add a citrus twist (and, bizarrely, an olive if you're a DNA purist), sit back and be prepared to have your brain smashed out by gold bricks, lemons and allsorts.
posted by Geo @ 06:06PM, 4/22/07
If you are ever in Ottawa you MUST go to Zaphod Beeblebrox for this drink! Been there, done that!
posted by Aaron @ 10:24PM, 10/02/07
...and broke my leg coming out of it. I blame it on the Vogons' poetry...
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(per 7.1 oz serving)
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