Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

Currently Reading: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy #1) by Douglas Adams


“Similar to having your mouth smashed in by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick, this mead pushes boundaries.  Orange blossom honey and wild yeast equals funk, then citrus, then tart and a finish that needs to be revisited to be understood.  Give it a few sips, and watch the end of the known universe unfold.  Don’t Panic.”

Sometimes what you need isn’t dessert, it’s a nice stiff drink.  Something as strong as having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.

This mead can work just as well when you can’t find an Algolian Suntiger to de-tooth or make it to Santraginus V to collect sea water.

The mead is produced by Golden Coast Mead in Oceanside, California.

And remember: Don’t Panic.

While many Earth based versions can be found online, this is the original one invented by Zaphod Beeblebrox.

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster by Zaphod Beeblebrox (and Douglas Adams)

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.


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