Learn Bartending: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster cocktail
My buddy George dropped by to put on a cocktail making clinic and share his own modification to a Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters recipe he found somewhere on this thingy the kids call the inter-web. The Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters cocktail is an amusing little drink that is worthy of any warm evening. To further amuse your friends at parties (trust me, after a few of these bad boys, it’ll be easy), you can explain that this drink traces its origins back to the novel, A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which describes it as the best drink in the universe. As far as drinks go, it’s a sweet one – I guess it’s a cocktail… I understand that a cocktail is any alcoholic mixed drink that contains two or more ingredients… whatever. Here is his recipe:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 1 small juice glass
- 1 shot glass
- ice cubes
- flavored vodka (citrus or mango is recommended)
- triple sec
- orange soda
- pineapple juice
Combine 1 to 2 shots of flavored vodka (to taste; 1 and a half shots is recommended) and 1 shot of triple sec in a small juice glass. Fill the reminder of the glass (to desired level) with pineapple juice and add a dash of orange soda. Drop in 1 or 2 ice cubes. Enjoy responsibly.
Neither CreativeJamie.com nor George claims ownership of the recipe, the name ‘Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters’ or responsibility if you act a damn fool while mangled on Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters.
This video was filmed with my Canon VIXIA HF M300 and edited with Adobe Premier CS 4. I used the on-board mic rather than my external and I also chose the wrong auto white balance setting, so things are a bit more on the sepia side than I would prefer. The mic issue didn’t end up being a big deal since this is a digital camera and doesn’t have a tape turning, so the camera noise is minimal, if any at all. Also, this is my camera work at its worst… Next time, I’m going to set up a monitor rather than relying on the tiny display on the camera, but really, I chose a poor primary angle and setup that main shot poorly. I also could have used some back light. Oh well – I learned a lot and next time, I think you’ll see significant improvement.