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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

This Juice Needs More Booze

Posted by Paul Constant on Wed, May 12, 2010 at 1:39 PM

Have you ever wanted to turn your cheap-ass juice into cheap-ass booze? Now you can, with Spike Your Juice. Says Gizmodo:

The process of getting from juice to happy juice is stupid simple: take a 64 oz. bottle of your favorite juice (recommended: grape, cranberry, or pomegranate) with a minimum sugar content of 20g/serving and none of that unfiltered or artificial sweetener junk. Then pour in a Spike Your Juice packet (that $10 will score you six of them), seal the bottle with the supplied airlock, and sit patiently.

Hello, alcohol poisoning. It's been too long.

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Baconcat 1
Isn't this more in Grant's oeuvre, pbobz?
Posted by Baconcat on May 12, 2010 at 1:44 PM
Hmm, we did this in high school bio class once, except "Spike Your Juice" packets were called "yeast" and they come 6 for $1. As my teacher said "Yeast eats sugar, pees alchohol and farts carbonation."
Posted by tjonesey on May 12, 2010 at 2:03 PM
Give the kids some booze and they'll be drunk for a night. Teach the kids how to make their own booze and they'll be drunk for a lifetime (or at least until they run out of booze-making supplies).
Posted by Kalakalot on May 12, 2010 at 2:04 PM
erin 4
um, yeah, this is called homebrewing and it's the easiest thing in the world. stop by any one of our local home brew supply stores, buy a couple packets of yeast and an airlock and make some booze.ask the guys what yeast is best for your juice! they're friendly! you can't get the ABV much above 18% without extra steps, so just don't drink the whole thing and you won't die.
Posted by erin on May 12, 2010 at 2:07 PM
@2 My guess is these juice packets are not just any yeast, but champagne yeast. You'd use about the same thing to make hard cider. Like they say, the longer you let it ferment, the stronger and dryer it becomes (up to a point).
Posted by Yeastman on May 12, 2010 at 2:16 PM
If a handle of potter's is too expensive for you then you probably shouldn't be drinking.
Posted by matt! on May 12, 2010 at 2:23 PM
Fifty-Two-Eighty 7
Why not just add Everclear to your juice? Or am I missing something here?
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on May 12, 2010 at 2:29 PM
TVDinner 8
Well, I suppose it's a reasonable alternative to Boone's.
Posted by TVDinner http:// on May 12, 2010 at 2:30 PM
5 gallons of hard cider in 6 weeks. Cost <$15.00

5 gal apple juice, no preservatives, ascorbic acid ok.
2 lbs corn sugar (to up the alch to ~8.5%)
1 pack montrachet or other wine/champaign yeast.(<$1.00)
Combine ingredients in sanitized carboy or food grade bucket, attach airlock or blowoff tube, wait 4 weeks. Boil 3/4 cup priming sugar in 2 cup water for 10 min. Combine in clean bucket with cider. Bottle, cap, wait 2 weeks. Cider.
(Google Edwort's Apfelwine)
Posted by Bohica on May 12, 2010 at 3:16 PM
I have this kit. It's super fun to make your first couple bottles of boozy juice...until you realize you're left with sort of poor tasting fruit juice that you have to drink a lot of to reach a buzz. I let some apple juice go too long, and it ended up sort of tasting like apple vodka eventually, but it didn't mix well with anything.
Posted by thepickupbear on May 12, 2010 at 3:24 PM
Alternatively, leave a less than full bottle of unpasturized, no preservative juice on your counter, vent every few days by loosening cap. Shitty tasting alchohol in about a week.
Posted by Bohica on May 12, 2010 at 3:24 PM
venomlash 12
@7: DEATH.
Posted by venomlash on May 12, 2010 at 4:01 PM
I'm sure it will be delicious.
Posted by Irena on May 12, 2010 at 4:05 PM
john t 14
I tried making moonshine when I was a teenager. It was pretty easy, the hard part was hiding it from my parents. It tasted like really shitty tequila.
Posted by john t on May 12, 2010 at 4:38 PM
Simone 15
I'd try it.
Posted by Simone on May 12, 2010 at 5:45 PM
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 16

Time to update this site:

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on May 12, 2010 at 9:54 PM
sepiolida 17
oh, i brewed my own shit when i was much younger. with welches, sugar and yeast in a milk carton. put a balloon over the top with holes poked in it to let gas out but (hopefully) keep bacteria out. the hard part was choking it down... i'm glad i didn't go blind though.
Posted by sepiolida on May 12, 2010 at 10:29 PM
sepiolida 18
oh, and that closet still has a slight lingering odor...
Posted by sepiolida on May 12, 2010 at 10:29 PM

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