Oh yes, this is happening.
Product: Four Loko (Watermelon, Lemonade, Lemon Lime, Fruit punch)
Alcohol Content: 12% ABV (original caffeinated formula)
Location Purchased: Chicago, sent to us by friend of the blog Jim
Price Paid: $2.99 per 23.5 oz can
Here it is, folks: the long-awaited Four Loko taste test. Thanks to our pal Jim, we were able to snag these four cans last year after they had been pulled off the shelf at 7-11, thanks to FDA meddling.
Joining us for this episode are RT, Our Hero, and Christ!, from The Waysiders Podcast (not safe for work, our moms, or anyone easily offended). Many thanks to the three of them for helping us drink all four cans. Doing it alone probably would have killed us.
Product: TGI Friday’s Censored on the Beach
Alcohol Content: 7.5% ABV
Location Purchased: NH Liquor Store
Price Paid: $1.99 for a 200 ml bottle
It’s been many months since Tory’s iMac imploded, deleting our Christmas episode and impairing our ability to film new episodes. But with a shiny new HD camcorder, we’re back in action.
The set’s a little different, thanks to some gifts from family and friends. And sadly, 3/4 of our mutant mascot fish have bit the dust. But other than that, the show’s still the same. We drink bad booze. We make funny faces. And then we say stupid things.
Product: Three Olives Bubble
Alcohol Content: 35% ABV (70 Proof)
Location Purchased: NH Liquor Store
Price Paid: $15.99 for a 750 ml bottle
Hey Bad Booze Fans!
We filmed a pile of new episodes over the weekend. The first will debut tomorrow, with new episodes to follow every week thereafter. We’ve got some great stuff coming down the pike, from “Adult” chocolate milk to bubblegum-flavored vodka, and even moonshine!
Plus, each new episode has been edited to be a short, quick-hit blast of hilarity under 90 seconds. That means its easier to watch them at the office without getting caught!
Keep an eye on our YouTube channel. Tomorrow morning, we drink!
(And as always, if you have a tip on terrible booze we ought to try, send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.)
We hit up the Sunset Grill & Tap in Allston, MA this past Sunday. Tory got an apple witbier, and I rocked the Banana Bread beer. Sounds sticky sweet and gross, but was actually richly flavored, complex, and had a great finish. The restaurant was completely awesome, with over 400 beers on the menu. Definitely check it out if you’re in the area.
This guy did a three-course tasting menu, with each dish paired with a different flavor of Four Loko.
Damn. Why didn’t we think of that!?
By now, most of you have probably heard about the FourLokoPocalypse. Four Loko is a caffeine-laced malt beverage containing caffeine as well as up to 12 percent alcohol by volume, and is under fire because of the “dangerous” combination of alcohol and caffeine. The drink reportedly made a bunch of college students sick in Washington state, and has been banned in both Washington and Michigan. New York will prohibit sales of the drink after Dec. 10.
Thanks to a ruling yesterday by the FDA, Four Loko is effectively banned, along with other similar drinks like Joose and Moonshot. The drinks were pulled from most store shelves yesterday, and what with Four Loko not available within 50 miles of us, we thought we’d never get a chance to try this beverage before it was gone for good.
But what we forgot is that we have awesome fans, and one stalwart soldier managed to secure 4 cans from his local 7-11 just after they had been pulled from the shelves. That man, ladies and gents, is friend of the blog JIM KOZYRA, and you should check out his work right now at Lacking Direction because he is awesome and is providing us with some Four Loko for an upcoming episode!
Incidentally, another friend of the blog, the indomitable super-genius Larry Clow, has kept us abreast of how this FDA ruling might affect other products that feature both alcohol and caffeine, such as coffee-flavored stout or liqueurs like Kahlua. As of right now, it looks like the ruling only affects drinks like Four Loko, so lovers of espresso/coffee stouts are safe…for now.
Thanks again to all our wonderful fans, and if anybody reading this has some hideous Christmas/Hanukkah sweaters they’d like to donate for our filming this weekend, please let us know! We promise not to spill any egg nog on them!
One of our readers just tipped us off to what is quite possibly the worst whisky on the face of the planet.
Instead of being made from clear spring water, this whiskey is made from the sugary urine of elderly diabetics.
No, really. We’re not making this up.
According to Wired, urine-whisky creator James Gilpin says that the product “won’t be widely marketed conventionally. In fact, it’s more of an art piece, asking, Gilpin says, whether it’s ‘plausible to suggest that we start utilising our water purification systems in order to harvest the biological resources that our elderly already process in abundance’.”
(Thanks for the tip, Chris!)
Oh, the horror. The pain. The indescribable taste of all-new flavor combinations. These, dear friends, are the worst cocktails ever devised.
Happy Anniversary, indeed.