Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Reverb 10 - December 6th

December 6: Make
What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?

unfortunately, I married a Baltimore Ravens fan. and not just any fan, but a die hard fan. a fan that has season tickets, attends every single home game, and arrives in the parking lot to tailgate as soon as it opens. if you're not into football, you may not be aware of the rivalry between the Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers... and in that case, this may not make sense to you. basically, Ravens fans would rather die than wear Steelers gear, and vice versa. it's a divisional match-up, much like the Cowboys versus the Redskins.

anyway, the point of this is that the tailgate for the Ravens vs. Steelers game is a little... adventurous, compared to other games, especially for the night game. this past week, Sean decided that he wanted to make jungle juice for the game, and since he'd never made it before, I gladly offered to help, all the while secretly laughing, knowing that I wouldn't have to drink that shit. so we bought ourselves a 5 gallon Gatorade cooler, bought all the supplies, and made the juice on Friday and Saturday. 

here is our my recipe: 
1 gallon Everclear (grain alcohol)
1 5th apple flavored vodka
2 jugs Hawaiian Punch (the big ones with the handle on the lid)
2 liters Sprite
1 gallon orange juice
1 can crushed pineapple
2 jars maraschino cherries
2 sliced braeburn apples
2 sliced naval oranges

it's pretty simple - dump everything together. well, we put all the fruit in the jug first, and then dumped the Everclear and one jug of Hawaiian Punch and let it soak in overnight, and then we added the rest of the ingredients on Saturday before the Sunday game. we made sure to put the barrel outside so that it would stay cold, with the orange juice being in there and all. 

here's a quick picture that Sean took with his cell phone. the great thing (or the worst thing, depending on your stance) about jungle juice is that it just tastes like juice - you can't even taste the alcohol. ;) 

needless to say, it was a huge success, and everyone loved it. well, Sean loved it so much he decided to drink copious amounts of it and ended up really sick that night. serves him right for being a Ravens fan. ;) 

1 comment:

  1. I actually want to try this as scary as that sounds! haha


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