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: 


  • drinking-with-george-empty-beer-bottle1 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.

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Posted on August 18, 2011, in Beer, Booze and Wine, Drinking with George, Learn Bar Tending, videos and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hey,

    Great video and looks like a great drink! Could use one of those this weekend!

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