Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Pan Galactic Recipe

Recipe from the book:
  •  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 benzine 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; subtle sweet and mystic.
  • 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.

    Deciphered recipe

    • It should contain strong gin (possibly freeze-distilled).
    • The drink should be at least slightly fizzy, to represent the marsh gas. This could be achieved by either using a fizzy ingredient or by carbonating the mixture using something like a SodaStream.
    • It should smell pleasant, as suggested by both the marsh gas and the hypermint extract.
    • It should have at least a subtle minty flavour.
    • It should taste fairly spicy.
    • It should have some form of powder or sprinkles on top.
    • It should have the sharpness of biting into a lemon and, possibly, some flavour of lemon.
    • It should be light green in colour.
    • It should be served with an olive.
    • It should be served cold (ingredients from the freezer, or shaken with ice).
    • It should be very potent.
    This still leaves the properties of ingredients one and three unknown, except that they are likely to be some sort of spirits. The 'sea' water may also be supposed to be an aqueous (water-based) liquid of some kind.
    Suggested Ingredients
    • Strong white rum, kept in the freezer.
    • Cheap, fizzy, cider.
    • Cubes of strong gin, previously made in the freezer ice tray.
    • Some form of mint liqueur for flavour, aroma and colour.
    • Lemon oil - not too much.
    • A dash of green Tabasco.
    • A sprinkle of cinnamon.
    • An olive, to serve.

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