HOWTO make a cocktail that looks like outer space


36 Responses to “HOWTO make a cocktail that looks like outer space”

  1. latelatelateshow says:

    throw in some tropical fish and a string of blinking Christmas lights and you’ve got an instant party in your esophagus

  2. Brainspore says:

    Quite a drink, the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster. It’s like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick.

  3. Sylvia says:

    Link to recipe? Photo credit?

    • franko says:

      i second this. is there a link to the recipe?

      • Brainspore says:

        Recipe as follows:

        Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol’ Janx Spirit.
        Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V
        Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzene is lost).
        Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it (in memory of all those happy Hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia).
        Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Hypermint extract, redolent of all the heady odours of the dark Qualactin Zones.
        Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the Algolian suns deep into the heart of the drink.
        Sprinkle Zamphour.
        Add an olive.
        Drink…but very carefully.

        (You’re on your own for the rehab.)

        Photo Credit: Z. Beeblebrox

  4. Boundegar says:

    I call Photoshop!  No matter how many of these I drink, there ain’t no galaxies in it.

  5. EarthtoGeoff says:

    Edited for not seeing a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster comment already on the page. I’ll go back to work now.

  6. Sam Archer says:

    I’d love to see an actual photo of the drink under blacklight.  I know tonic is exciting on its own (especially with a UV laser pointer), but I’m curious to see how the pink lemonade looks.

    • nerdydog says:

      its pink in the day, when under blacklight it glows blue.  much less exciting than the cover photo(shop), but still pretty cool.  matt’s link has images of the real deal.

      but it is kinda false advertising from cory’s perspective-luckily boingboing’s readership is too smart to fall for such shenanigans.

      • Nathan says:

         I confess I was suckered by the p-shop. Me, I get a sufficient amount of ooohs and ahhhs out of tonic under a black light without the astronomical build-up.  That being said, seems like something could be done to improve this. Wonder if some fancy liquor is immiscible with tonic water? Gin and tonic, slowly stirred into something oil-based? Okay, it’d be horrible to drink, but at least you’d get glowing swirls and blobs.  Maybe the molecular gastronomy folks should get in on this- spherification techniques using UV reactive foodstuffs, for floating, glowing stars/planets/whatever swimming around in the drink?  Or just drop the outer space theme, and just go with “drinks that look nifty.”

  7. chriscombs says:

    One of the Photoshopped galaxies looks like Messier 81 (M81).

  8. Pope Ratzo says:

    Sufficient slivovitza and everything looks like that.

  9. planettom says:

    They should call this drink the Monolith.

    Because – oh my God – it’s full of stars!

  10. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Do I have to wear a big, ugly hat and dispense sage advice when I make this?

  11. Artimus Mangilord says:

    Carl Sagan was known for his Cosmospolitans at the Cornell mixers.

  12. TheKaz1969 says:

    The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen? 

  13. thedreadpiratewesley says:

    The Aurora Borealis is NOT in outer space.  It is caused by energetic particles from the sun hitting Earth’s upper atmosphere (thermosphere)!

  14. LintMan says:

    Wow, misleading article title to this post (glowing aqua color != “look like outer space”), and misleading photoshopped image.

  15. Tribune says:

    2 liters Gin or Vodka”

    So it is a small little drink?

  16. BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

    Hmmmmm…. cosmic sparkly.

  17. dream water

  18. show me says:

    You do know that “Jungle Juice” is an extremely racist term, don’t you?

    • milovoo says:

      Can you cite a source?  

      I was under the impression that it military jargon for a drink mixed up by soldiers while in the jungle.  

      • show me says:

        Well, when I was in college my friends and I just assumed it was, and it sort of was taken for granted after a while. Upon further reading, it appears I was completely full of shit and you are correct. Sorry about that.

  19. Jessie Perez says:

    This reminds me of what my friend once said which was “I drink the universe in a cup of rain and breath stardust blown by the ever changing winds”

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