Wednesday 30 May 2007

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is an alcoholic drink which is mentioned in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, invented by Zaphod Beeblebrox. The effect of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is said to be like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.

When I lived in Hull many years ago, there was a nightclub my friends and I used to go to called Spiders, and they served a drink called a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.

Here is their recipe:

Pernod

Galliano

Vodka

Cider

Pure orange

Blackcurrant

Ice

Unfortunately I have no idea of measurements, but I do know that it came in a pint glass and about half of the glass was filled with cider, probably calls for some experimentation. I also know that it was very cheap considering how much alcohol had gone into it, and you’d only need 2 or 3 to knock you on your arse.

You can find other recipes at Wikibooks.

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