It's Green!

You might remember the classic scene in Star Trek's "By Any Other Name" in which Scotty gets drunk with an alien and goes through every bottle in his liquor cabinet, including an unlabeled liquid that was simply, green. And ge got drunk on the green stuff again in "Relics" when he showed up alive and well in suspended animation (so to speak) in NextGen. But this time, we got to know just what was in there: Aldebaran whiskey*.

How do you make Aldebaran whiskey for your St. Patrick's Day celebrations though? Well, someone online received a bottle of Buchanans De Luxe 12 Year Scotch Whiskey with a custom label and a coloring agent.
It's cool, but what about the rest of us? Well, the Not Entirely Stable website has some recipes for Star Trek drinks, including the ol' green whiskey. Here's what they recommend:

1 cup of green Gatorade Frost
1 cup Ginger Ale or Club Soda
1 oz Jack Daniels whiskey

Try it and let us know. Important thing is... it's green!

*It's not actually clear the original green beverage was Aldebaran whiskey. It looks darker, for one thing, and is packaged in a completely different bottle. But then, Quark's Bar also served Aldebaran whiskey, again in a different bottle. You could also get it by the barrel, so presumably people with barrels filled up whatever bottle they had on hand. But this is the official bottle from Quark's:
Happy Saint-Patrick's Day. Be careful out there.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be easier to just get some absinthe? :)

Mike W.

Siskoid said...

I have absinthe. First, it's not actually green unless they put a coloring agent in it or it's just been put in the bottle. Second and most importantly, it doesn't take anything like whiskey and I'm not sure you can combine the two (for taste and safety).

Anonymous said...

Well, I was just being a smart ass, but I didn't know absinthe wasn't really green. I thought it used to be called La Fée Verte ... or was that a brand name?

As for tasting like whiskey, I always imagined Aldebaran whiskey to taste nothing like Earthican whiskey ... but who knows?

Mike W.

Siskoid said...

It starts out green and as it ages in the bottle, there's like an autumn leaves effect, it turns yellowish, then orange-brownish. You'd drink most bottles at the yellow stage. Mass market makers, especially those catering to tourists looking for the famed green fairy, put a coloring agent so it keeps its glowy green color. Micro-distilleries might not (we have one in province from whom I buy my own bottles and it doesn't).

Note that I also don't drink it like some drug addict, with the sugar cube and open flame, like a shot. I drink it like a pastis, 5 measures water to 1 measure absinthe in a cold glass. The stuff is more than 75% alcohol, you've got to pace yourself or you'll wake up naked in another province!

Anonymous said...

" ... you've got to pace yourself or you'll wake up naked in another province!"

The voice of experience speaking? :)

Mike W.

Siskoid said...

This has allegedly happened to two people I know, one of them on absinthe. We have an inside joke about the number of glasses I drink equating to the number of provinces away from NB I will wake up in. Once made it all the way to Saskatchewan. You didn't see me?

Anonymous said...

Ha, no ... but if it happened during the 90s, I was probably too drunk myself to notice. I remember reading a story about the actor Trevor Howard where he said he went to a pub on Fulham Road (in London) with a friend and they ended up on Mikonos for ten days; I've never even been close to being that drunk.

Mike W.

Siskoid said...

Me neither. I've never even experienced a black out.

 

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