Celebrate towel day with a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

Don't Panic

Today (25th May 2012) is a very special towel day, i.e. 25 + 5 + 12 = 42 (the answer to life, the universe and everything), so why not celebrate with a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, a cocktail invented by Zaphod Beeblebrox.

It is described as the alcoholic equivalent to a mugging, expensive and bad for the head, and its flavour is “Like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick.”

Official Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Recipe

  • Take the juice from 1 bottle of that Ol’ Janx Spirit.
  • Pour into it 1 measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V.
  • Allow 3 cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzene is lost).
  • Allow 4 litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it.
  • Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qalactin Hypermint extract.
  • Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger.
  • Sprinkle Zamphuor.
  • Add an olive.
  • Drink . . . but . . . very carefully . . .


Just in-case you can’t get a hold of these ingredients, then try this alternative recipe.

  • 1 part White Rum
  • 1 part cheap fizzy cider
  • 3 ice cubes made from strong gin
  • 4 parts Sake
  • 1 part Creme de Menthe
  • 1 sugar cube
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 olive
  • Drink . . . but . . . very carefully . . .


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1 comment

    • K on May 26, 2012 at 7:15 am
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    I love it. I had no idea that there was a Towel Day, so thank you for that. We are currently reading Life the Universe and Everything at dinner to our children:). I’m curious, have you tried the recipe with the “local” ingredients? 😉

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