I Drank Chinese Grain Alcohol Gonna need two of these... | How to Drink 2 days ago   19:36

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John Carpenters Second best film is one of my all time faves, lets nerd out about it, make Six Demon Bag, and try some Baiju.

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Oh man do I love this movie. It's so incredibly weird and wonderful and full of crazy 80's special effects, and demons, ghosts, vampires, lich's, bugbears, beholders... a veritable Monstrous Manual of wild stuff in here. Plus we've got Jack Bower, portrayed by Kurt Russell basically doing a goofball version of John Wayne but with a semi-truck. It's got Dennis Dun, James Hong, Victor Wong, Donald Li, and of course Kim Cattrall... Magic! Monsters! Adventure! And it's all in the reflexes...

Stranger Things Season 3 has me thinking about the movies I grew up, and John Carpenter, specifically Big Trouble, feature large in my mind at the moment. In the scene before the Big Battle of this movie, Egg Shen, played by Victor Wong, prepares our heroes for battle with a "medicine" that most fans of the film call Six Demon Bag (I point out in this episode that that's not really right, but it doesn't matter) so they can enjoy a "Big Buzz" also, maybe see things other people don't see? It's not very clear. Anyway, I thought it was time I take a stab at making my own Six Demon Bag, and here it is.

Six Demon Bag
.5 oz. -or- 15 ml. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. -or- 30 ml. Lime Juice
Two Dashes of Elemakule Tiki Bitters
.5 oz. -or- 15 ml. Ginger Syrup
.75 oz. -or- 22 ml. Baijiu
2 oz. -or- 60 ml. Appleton Estate 12 year Rum
Shake and decant with Dry Ice
Serve up

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You know what ol' Greg always says at a time like this? He says please click all these links thank you.
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Alan Rodrigues
Dude, whenever you mention the words 'Dungeons and Dragons' you sure win me. So nice to see you bringing old stuff to your show. Keep rocking ;)
Josh Elliott
I like the slow zoom at 7:00, nice touch keeping the "tasting notes" onscreen.
Ralph
Dude, my dog loves these
Aaron Weisner
I just finished reading Dune and would love if you did a take on spice liquor, could be a good way to use cinnamon in a non-Christmas drink.
Ben Soulsby
Wet dog is classic "tails" descriptor and heat/chemical is "heads" sounds like they just rushed some kind of fermented "thing" through a still and made little to no cuts.
BrickFilmsCinema
Dry ice in that tea kettle would make for a great Aladdin themed cocktail. Like a genie coming out of the lamp?
Jane Beckman
Many years ago, a friend came to a "sukiyaki party" bearing tiny bottles from Chinatown San Francisco. This was served in thimble-sized cups, and can only be described as "herbal nail polish remover." And make you very, very intoxicated on very little. I heard the stuff was banned by the FDA shortly thereafter, as it contained toxic components.
Dawei Wang
Nice video, dude. BTW, the liquor you used in the video - the "Moutai Prince" is actually an entry-level model of Kweichow Moutai and it is a blended baijiu. In Mainland China, low-end blended baijiu is usually used as seasoning liquor in kitchen and the "unblended" Moutai baijiu (probably called "Moutai Feitian", about $190 in US) is a popular liquor for banquet.
deedoublejay
Did the post-production guy have a couple of these before he did the captions?
Jeff Chadrick
"This tastes just like the smell of those English sheepdogs."

Sounds delightful..
vynat draco
Would Absinthe give that whole "makes you see things" like he says in the scene??
Frank Sclafani
12:28 is the coolest clip from the whole video. The smoke circle when Greg lifts the class was pretty sweet! Nice camera work.
John Anderson IV
You could pass for Vincent D'Onofrio's brother and this pleases me.
RoxyLuffer
Make a Dark and Stormy. Just cuz you said "Dark and Stormy night" XD hahaha It just happens to be Matt Mercer's Favourite drink. You threw a D&D reference, and now so have I. Do it.
Puritan Pictures
A movie related drink recommendation for you: the Aqua Velva Jake Gyllenhaal drinks in the movie Zodiac.
Bernard Manansala
6:16

YOU'RE STALLING!!! DRINK THAT SHIT ALREADY!!!
BancroftOutdoors
My wife has the same tea kettle, guess I’ll be borrowing that lol
safata77429
Baijiu goes well with green plum( Ume plum), please give it a try!
Sam Jacks
So there are actually two types of Baiju, the bathtub variety. And a high class variety that's closer to 40% and smells more like rosewater and other lighter smelling things.
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Gonna need two of these... | How to Drink I Drank Chinese Grain Alcohol 2 days ago   13:08

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If you're not into yoga, if you have half a brain, get in here and lets make a perfect Piña Colada already, it's delicious.

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Yacht rock aside, the origins of the Piña Colada are a bit murky. Legend holds that it's roots are with a pirate by the name of Roberto Cofresí who mixed rum with pineapple and coconut to improve the morale of his crew. I have no doubt that it worked, but I have a hard time buying into there being a straight line between there and the Lito Deck of a modern cruise ship. Some people look down on this drink, consider it to be unsophisticated and unworthy. Those people are wrong, the Piña Colada is incredibly enjoyable. I wonder if they hold the same disdain for a soft serve cone with chocolate sprinkles?

The key ingredient in a Piña Colada is something called Creme of Coconut, most commonly available commercial via Coco Lopez or Coco Réal. Both of these products do the trick and taste great, but neither can be called "Craft" or "Natural". There are recipe's for homemade versions, I can't swear by them, I haven't tested them yet. But if that's of interest to you, I'll provide a link to a recipe in the comments.

Piña Colada
16 oz. of Ice
1.5 oz. -or- 45 ml. Creme of Coconut
1.5 oz. -or- 45 ml. Pineapple Juice
8 oz. Fresh Pineapple Chunk
1.5 oz. -or- 45 ml. Rum
Blend till frappe'd
Serve and garnish
Melt into a sunset.

Most of the tools and gear I use on the show can be found on my gear page at: http://bit.ly/H2DGear BUT, here's a couple of links that everyone is almost always asking me about:

Koriko Weighted Shaker Tins: https://amzn.to/2MvyOWs
Koriko Hawthorne Strainer: https://amzn.to/2IAZrHr
Leopold Jigger: https://amzn.to/2KsBu6B
Imbibe! By David Wondrich: https://amzn.to/2Kv1dLN
Liquid Intelligence by Dave Arnold: https://amzn.to/2N885jP


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