Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

Ever heard of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster? Well, if you've read (or seen) Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you know of Zaphod Beeblebrox' intensely potent cocktail of interstellar potables. The effect of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is apparently similar to having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon (wrapped around a large gold brick). It has also been described in the novel as the alcoholic equivalent to a mugging; expensive and bad for the head.

For this New Years' Eve, while I won't be having a huge blow-out fiesta here I know a few people who'll be hosts, and this is a great way to ensure your guests only have one or two drinks during the night! Of course, this is potent stuff just like it's literary inspiration - with 151 proof rum, 190 proof grain alcohol and nothing to cut the booze with, you will definitely need to pace yourself, and your liver!

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
Makes 4 (2-oz) shots
2 oz Bacardi Limon (or lemon flavoured rum)
3 oz Absolut Citron (or lemon flavoured vodka)
1 oz Bacardi 151
1 oz Goldschlager
1 oz Everclear 95% (or Alcool)

  1. In a tall pitcher, stir together all the ingredients with a long, narrow swizzle stick or spoon handle.
  2. Chill thoroughly.
  3. Pour into rock glasses over an ice cube and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 198.8
Total Fat: 0.0 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 2.0 mg
Total Carbs: 4.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
Protein: 0.0 g