Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Off Topic

I did a taste test last night between Everclear and store bought moonshine. There won't be a second test.

55 comments:

sandybrook said...

That was a pretty stupid thing to to considering both are about 150 proof :(

OneEyeCharlie said...

I read the word Everclear, and felt PTSD kick in. My stomach clenched. My brow bathed in sweat. Nooooooooooo!

OneEyeCharlie said...

The Everclear of my youth was 190 proof, Sandy. We used to bring it to college Trashcan parties.

Mama Ray said...

I had an everclear experience once. Once was plenty. Bought it for an out of town party - let's just say by the time we were done, our carload of girls had broken a trellis, one girl was injured (no relation to the broken trellis) one girl was involved in a pretty questionable hookup, and one of us got very very sick. All in all, not as much fun as it sounds. Never Again.

aemish said...

Wow, I haven't heard the word "Everclear" since high school...

Seven of Eleven said...

Mimosas, baby!

auntliddy said...

As usual, i have no idea wtf you're talking about.

Nope said...

Pfft. I used to play drinking games with that stuff in college. Wusses.

WareCat said...

i feel u Charlie.
151 is my demon.
that shits made from the sweat of Satan.
i like to call it "Eviction Juice".

Seven of Eleven said...

Wait, can they sell moonshine in stores? I've never seen it! Or even Everclear... I must be visiting the wrong (or right?) liquor stores...

Nope said...

Although I did once make the mistake of mixing it with tequila. That was am adventure in puking.

dezzie disaster said...

We had a group of us in high school who used our lunch money for the week to combine and get everclear for our parties. On spirit day for seniors we made shirts that said "Senior year...It's everclear" and 190 proof Seniors.... Most of us had to turn them inside out. :(

sandybrook said...

All I know Charlie is that shit is capable of burning paper cups. It tastes like rotgut even if you have more than one shot it doesn't taste any better. Moonshine isn't as bad I drank some of Jack Daniels stuff at Halloween (anyway I think they made it) . I was dumb enough to have 2 shots of it too.

sandybrook said...

Yeah 7 it can be bought in stores.

Chris J said...

Certain states allow moonshine to be sold. It's a lower alcohol content naturally. Most also sell ever clear but I believe it is behind the front line so to speak. Not always on the shelf.

Krista Honchar said...

limoncello!

aemish said...

They don't sell grain alcohol in all states..

dezzie disaster said...

I have so many stupid everclear stories. A friend tried to do flaming shots in a hotel room, caught the matress on fire. My little brother burnt his face doing the same.... Men, do not light your high proof alcohol! It never works out well!

Sass71 said...

Wow! Making PJ in a bathtub in high school. Everclear is a young person's drink.

aemish said...

OOh, I saw them make an AWESOME limoncello on Extra Virgin! He all had it fermenting under the counter for like a couple of WEEKS

sandybrook said...

And the great state of Florida sells them both! Another reason to move here bitches!

NaughtyNurse said...

Tasted somebody's moonshine at a party a few weeks ago after a few martinis. I still gag thinking about it.

discoflux said...

Two words: Purple Passion

Two More Words: Never Again

aemish said...

The last time I had moonshine was in my 20s.. it came in a mason jar with a bunch of fruits and it was delish

Karen said...

I once did back-to-back shots of Everclear because I thought it was vodka. MAN, that burned.

Sugar said...

I used to like that band.

Eros said...

Lol! More details please Enty.

It must have been pretty bad if you're not trying that again. :)

Ray Nicolet said...

Jungle juice!!!

CocoaBeachBunny said...

I was once talked into watching an episode of Moonshiners. WTF - it's illegal but you made a tv show out of this activity???

WareCat said...

Hennessy w/ purple crush, boo!

Lurker Girl said...

Hairy Buffalo parties!

Renoblondee said...

Oof. Yep had Everclear parties in HS. Never a pretty site.

Leekalicious said...

I take it Everclear is something like alcool. I'm sure this has happened to most people. You're visiting someone and someone says: dad/brother/whoever makes great homemade whatever, d'ya wanna try some?

michelelala said...

It's good if you cut a small hole in a watermelon and let it drain into it. That's how we used to get loaded at the shore.

michelelala said...

It's good if you cut a small hole in a watermelon and let it drain into it. That's how we used to get loaded at the shore.

Navymommy said...

I have a great moonshine story. I am a middle aged white woman who has lived in VA for the past 4 decades. My daughter, hub and kids live in the west central part of the state. She has an enormous basement with a small in law suite. It also contains a large rec room with a projection screen and bar where we like to get our drink on. I went to bed early and she was kind enough to set up the coffee maker for me. She only uses distilled water. I get up at zero dark thirty, start walking towards the kitchenette wondering why it smells so boozy in there and proceed to fix my coffee and WOOOOOOOOO! That first sip lit me UP! She had poured in moonshine instead of water! When she told my son about, he said I probably drank it all lol. I did not and I still smelled shine in my coffee for a month after. Oh and the moonshine did come from Pickle.

califblondy said...

My Dad has awesome moonshine stories. I have to get him away from Mom to get the good details.

CocoaBeachBunny said...

Pickle? Did you mean Tickle? I really shouldn't know this.
:-/

NaughtyNurse said...

Oh! I forgot about Purple Passion!! I loved that shit in college!

missbunny said...

Everclear in the "jungle juice" made for a lot of blurry memories in highschool and college. Jungle juice recipe: Take I clean cooler (big for camping), fill with fruit and gallon of everclear, or bad vodka, let sit for a few hours. Add Ice and fruit juice, maybe some safeway select imitation Sprite. Serve to guests.The cooler drain makes a great poor spout and the fruit is toxic! Don't forget the red cups and we have a party. (Cups are $5 a head)

missbunny said...

Jungle juice! Yes indeed.

missbunny said...

We may have misinterpreted Enty, I think he listened to Everclear while drinking moonshine. Now I understand why never again, because everclear is starting to sound fun, if we are talking about the drink and plan on getting "faded" like its the 90's. Who's with me? I have a couple coolers in the garage I could get prepped...

Jason said...

Store bought moonshine is hardly worthy of the name. It's almost always 40 proof or lower, whereas the good stuff hovers around 100.

WareCat said...

ShEnty is upset that Leo didn't win an Oscar.
so, ShEnty is drowning her sorrows w/ the Romeo & Juliet soundtrack.
Everclear neone?

Sherry said...

We called it PJ parties which stood for Purple Jesus. You'll want Jesus after getting drunk on that shit.

A friend of mine got sick and was stuffy for days afterwards. Turns out he had some pineapple lodged in his nostril and one big suck brought it back down. What a surprise and gross relief.

TalksTooMuch said...

Sugar, I am right there with you. "Santa Monica" was my JAM back in the day and "Everything is Wonderful" still shows up on my shuffle.

TalksTooMuch said...

The only time I can remember ever trying any was once at about 2 am walking home from the bar; some woman walking the opposite direction pulled it out of her pocket in like a mason jar. I didn't want to be rude, but it maybe needed to be strained through some more wonderbread

Hammer_Girl said...

We use Everclear to make Applepie Moonshine. Mix it right and it's smooth sailing baby.

LowKey said...

@sandy, that explains a lot about Florida right there.

Sugar said...

Don't do this all you moonshiners out there! Get your pizza good and early.

sandybrook said...

Yeah it does we drink everclear and moonshine then get our guns and go outside and stand some ground @lowkey.
I knew TTM would come through at least, the other 2 not so much apparently

Hammer_Girl said...

Ironically my grandfather missed a few years of my mother's childhood thanks to moonshine, and the state pen.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

@Sandybrook, sorry love noodle. No moonshine or ever clear for me. I grew up in Cleveland so I could totally write you a sonnet on polka fish fries and Swisher Sweets.

TalksTooMuch said...

Back when you could take alcohol and drugs from random people and all you had to do was remember to say thanks! Or slur it. Or just gesture meaningfully at your glass. Ah, the good old days.

Lovelyloie said...

Junglejuice!
Excuse me while I go throw up....