Today we discover the Rocket Fuels distilled in different countries and cultures.
In case you don’t know Rocket Fuel is a slang word for an alcohol type that you consider strong enough to power a rocket.
Inside your blood system or for some their alcohol system, some of these can make you feel like you have enough fuel to power yourself to the moon. Drink enough and you will lose your feelings and your balance and they could knock you off your feet literally.
Some of this alcohol is good for sterilisation, but be careful near flames it is combustible. Please consider using a wheelchair if you have drunk too much of any of these
10 Gin– Englands contribution to strong alcohol, from the juniper berry, originally from Holland, and from there it came from? You tell me! Anyway a good gin and tonic (or lemonade, but that’s a secret) and you’ll enjoy it a bit more. Also known in some circles as leg opener.
9 Cognac– a strong brandy from France, drinking this straight is only for a one-off. It’s strong so don’t do more than 3 in a row
8 Aquavit– best drunk cool with a Scandinavian style with a tulip shaped shot glass.
7 Aguardiente– this is an aniseed flavoured rocket fuel.In Spanish this means burning water. Given that most rocket fuels taste horrible, I don’t think that this one is so bad (in taste), but too many and your head will go spinning just like the others. Not as popular as others, still quite strong, but a better flavour than some other rocket fuels
6 Pisco– a grape type distilled rocket fuel from Chile and Peru, it’s volatile stuff and tastes disgusting, just like Slivovica
5 Slivovica– Croatian plum brandy. It’s heavily distilled, so it tastes disgusting. Definitely an acquired taste. Have a palatable alcohol handy (beer, peach schnapps or scotch whisky) after taken a sip of this because it is an acquired taste
4 Arak– distilled sap of coconut flowers or sugar cane, as made famous in Bali. Many a traveller have woken up hugging the porcelain temple after a cheap night on this, with no memory how they got there. Many have woken up in stranger situations than this. Stay away from the volatile cocktail ‘Arak Attack’. It is a very potent alcohol
3 Absinthe– probably one of the strongest alcohols that has ever existed, it is the fermented root of the wormwood tree. Effects are hallucinations and if taken in huge quantities, drinkers may go temporarily blind. It was popular and the artist clique, especially poets like Rimbaud. Subsequently it was banned for over half a century, but these days can be purchased in countries like Spain and Czech Republic.
2 Vodka– who would guess that this word is a Russian derivative of the word water. It should translate as volatile water. This is also a very popular drink and given it is odourless, it is more palatable than a Slivovica or Pisco for example. Vodka is produced in Russia, Poland, Finland, Sweden and Norway. These days vodka is most popular drunk as Vodka-Red Bull
1 Tequila– probably the most popular and used in many cocktails. Commonly taken as a shooter, and sometimes in the form of lip, sip suck. If your game you can try this Australian style; sniff the salt, squeeze the lemon in your eye and knock back the shooter.
While researching this I found quite a few strong alcoholic drinks that I didn’t know existed.
France- Eau de Vie
Chica- northern South America
Enjoy this blog in moderation. Also, most countries state you should also enjoy these alcohols in moderation. Your choice of the 2 is at your own discretion.
- NASA Wants Green Rocket Fuel (science.slashdot.org)
- Regarded as the “Father of Astral Travel”, John Whitesides Parsons was basically the inventor of modern rocket fuel. He was also a raving fruitcake and leader of one of Aleister Crowley’s occult O.T.O. lodges in California… (gunnyg.wordpress.com)