An alcoholic drink
described in Douglas Adams
's book, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
also mentions alcohol. It says that the best
drink in existence is the Pan Galactic
It says that the effect of drinking a Pan Galactic
Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large
you on which planets the best
are mixed, how much
you can expect to pay for one and what voluntary organizations exist to help you rehabilitate
you how you can mix one yourself.
Take the juice
from one bottle
of the Ol' Janx Spirit, it says.
it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V - Oh, that Santraginean sea water, it says. Oh those
Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into
the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzine is lost).
litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it, in memory of all those
who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia.
Over the back
of a silver spoon
float a measure of Qualactin Hypermint
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 Sun deep into
the heart of the drink.
Add an olive.
Drink ... but ... very carefully
(The Hitch Hiker's Guide
to the Galaxy sells rather better than the Encyclopedia Galactica.)