Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster (Earth Edition)

The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster was invented by Zaphod Beeblebrox, a major character in Douglas Adams’ novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The effect of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is described as “like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon, wrapped ’round a large gold brick.” It has also been described in the novel as “the alcoholic equivalent to a mugging; expensive and bad for the head.” Its original, fictional recipe, is as follows:


  • 2 shots 151 Proof Rum
  • 1 shot Everclear (or Polish Spirytus)
  • 1 shot Tequila
  • 1 shot Gin
  • 1 shot Triple Sec
  • 1 shot Blue Curaçao
  • 1/4 shot White Creme de Menthe
  • 1 dash Bitters
  • 1 dash Cloudy Lemonade


  1. Pour the Rum, Everclear, Tequila, Gin, Triple Sec & Blue Curaçao into a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake well and strain into a glass.
  3. Add 1 dash of Bitters and 1 dash Cloudy Lemonade