Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy cocktail)
1 oz. Jack Daniels Whiskey
1 oz. Peach schnapps
4-6 oz. Orange juice
1 splash of Blue curacao
1 lemon twist
1 olive (optional)
Directions: Fill a highball glass 3/4 full of ice. Add the Jack Daniels and peach schnapps, then top off with orange juice. Mix well, then add the blue curacao over the top. Garnish with a lemon twist and olive, if you chose to include it. Drink… but… very carefully…
May 25th is celebrated by many as Towel Day, paying tribute to Douglas Adams’ comical space book series, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. So naturally, tonight is the best night of the year to drink some Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters, which, according to the book, feels like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a gold brick. While there are many “Earth” versions of the fictitious cocktail, the one we chose to post today is a more commonly served recipe. This version of the drink is served the Zaphod Beeblebrox nightclub and bar in Ottawa.
Drink created by the Zaphod Beeblebrox nightclub. Photography by The Drunken Moogle.