Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, I thought it would be a good idea to find a recipe for an appropriate toast...

According to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is "the best drink in existence. Drinking one is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a LARGE gold brick. Drink...but...very carefully..."

Here's a modern day version of the drink:


  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Yukon Jack
  • 1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz Jack Daniels
  • 1/2 oz Triple sec
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine
  • Lime juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Top with 7-Up

Mixing instructions:

Fill Collins glass with ice. Add first 5 ingredients. Fill glass almost to the top with pineapple and lime juices, add Grenadine for color, and top off the glass with 7-Up or Slice. Shake or stir.

Here is the recipe as it occurs in 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 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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