Traditionally, the hectic pace of business in Shanghai slows down in July and August, allowing busy folk from all walks of life to take things down a notch. It gives us time to sit back, reflect on the good things in life, even enjoy a cocktail or two...
Why not make it a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster?
Described as "the alcoholic equivalent of a mugging - expensive and bad for the head", the effect of drinking one "is like having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick".
"Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol' Janx Spirit.
Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V
Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzene is lost).
Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it (in memory of all those happy Hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia).
Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Hypermint extract, redolent of all the heady odours of the dark Qualactin Zones.
Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the Algolian suns deep into the heart of the drink.
Add an olive.
Drink...but very carefully."
Recipe from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams
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