Came across a piece in TIME mag titled Top 10 Long-Forgotten Liquors.
Watdefuck. What kind of society would forget their booze?
Turns out they aint completely forgotten, but gettin ignored or overtaken by ‘modern demands’.
Lemme know if u’ve tried any of ’em.
Heard of sorghum beer? This is a traditional high-protein beer of the South African blacks, but once the whites felt the black were ‘qualified’ to drink beer, sorghum became less popular. It’s a “sour, pink beer that keeps fermenting in the carton.” Sounds like a bomb.
Sorghum is a type of grass btw. Will def try it if am there.
There’s Stone-Age beer too… Traces of a ancient beer made of rice, honey & fruit have been found in China. Watdat, a Hoegaarden?
Anyway, they’ve started reproducing it now, courtesy of Dogfish (USA).
An old (3,800 years) Sumerian beer recipe was found, translated and…. reproduced in 1989! No reports on its taste tho. Maybe they all died.
Also on this hit list is pulque (ancient name: iztac octli), from Mexico. Time calls it the original tequila, tho its more like a beer or toddy. The Aztecs were an ancient tribe that didnt predict 2012 & doom & gloom, unlike their ‘happening’ cousins, the Mayans, but the Aztecs are obviously laid back n not so calculative. So they cooler.
The Mayans were researching all sorts of goddam astrology, building fucking spaceships and getting concerned, while the Aztecs got high and screwed.
The hooch they created is from a plant called maguey, of the agave family. Gotta try.
It’s a white, milky shit, and is good for health. Well, like all booze then.
I got sumtin to add – samsu. Toddy too. Dat shit seems to be gettin rare in KL, tho i doubt it’ll ever disappear. Still an estate & kampung special.
I got sum leftover cough syrup – will try this sometime – one shot of cough mixture /codeine, add one shot of samsu, topped with Coke, n lotsa chunky ice. A squeeze of lime perhaps?
Damn, it’s starting to sound tasty. What shall i call it tho? Coca Codeine?