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#1 Silent

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 07:08 PM

So, there's this pretty silly book - it's called This Book Will Change Your Life: 365 Daily Instructions for Hilarious Living. Every page is devoted to a day of the year, and offers suggestions such as, "Today, stockpile as much free sugar as possible" or "Today, mail a random person your photo and a five dollar bill and see what happens." Good stuff!

One day, however, suggests that I should try "the strongest cocktail in the world" - something allegedly called an Aunt Roberta. The ingredients for this drink are as follows:
2 shots Absinthe
1 shot Brandy
3 shots Vodka
1 1/2 shot Gin
1 shot Creme de Mre

Shake well with ice and strain into a martini glass.

Anybody care to give this weird-ass recipe a shot? Let me know if you don't go blind. Supposedly it was made in the mid 1800's by some Alabama slave-owner's daughter while she was completely drunk, and could never make it the same way again. Great story, huh? I haven't seen this drink anywhere else, so maybe it's kinda made up? Who knows...

I don't think I'll be finding this cocktail at my local Applebee's, however...
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#2 Nymphadora

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 07:12 PM

Don't know if anyone should chance it. Made by some Alabama girl? Alabama girls are WEIRD people. Stay away from them.
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#3 Brooks

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 07:34 PM

I can see this drink leading to thirty seconds of Hilarious Living, followed by ninety seconds of even more hilarious Convulsions, Projectile Vomiting, and Death.

What was the old Alabama equivalent of a martini glass, anyway? A wash tub? Thems is hefty measurements.

What is Creme de Mre?

#4 Pan Buh

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 09:33 PM

What is Creme de Mre?

Hmm. Můra in Czech can mean incubus. Creme de incubus? Don't wanna even think about it.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:42 AM

What is Creme de Mre?

Blackberry liqueur. Sounds good. Too much vodka though. I'd switch the gin and vodka amounts. I'll let you know how it tastes.

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#6 Absomphe

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:52 AM

Creme de incubus? Don't wanna even think about it.


I dunno, sounds kinda tasty to me, I must have a Lilith fixation. :devil:

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 08:34 AM

Sounds nice, indeed. I would add more vodka, though so as not be overpowered by winy-wormwoody-anisy-juniper mix :devil:
Still, which brands is that drink calling for? And the author might have implied martini jug.
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 04:22 AM

Aunt Roberta would probably knock me flat on my dupa!
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 04:25 AM

Sure, it will :cheers: Nice dictionary you have brought :thumbup:
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#10 Martin Lake

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 07:59 AM

It would knock you off your girlfriend?
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