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Published: 3 months ago
John Carpenters Second best film is one of my all time faves, lets nerd out about it, make Six Demon Bag, and try some Baiju.

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Oh man do I love this movie. It's so incredibly weird and wonderful and full of crazy 80's special effects, and demons, ghosts, vampires, lich's, bugbears, beholders... a veritable Monstrous Manual of wild stuff in here. Plus we've got Jack Bower, portrayed by Kurt Russell basically doing a goofball version of John Wayne but with a semi-truck. It's got Dennis Dun, James Hong, Victor Wong, Donald Li, and of course Kim Cattrall... Magic! Monsters! Adventure! And it's all in the reflexes...

Stranger Things Season 3 has me thinking about the movies I grew up, and John Carpenter, specifically Big Trouble, feature large in my mind at the moment. In the scene before the Big Battle of this movie, Egg Shen, played by Victor Wong, prepares our heroes for battle with a "medicine" that most fans of the film call Six Demon Bag (I point out in this episode that that's not really right, but it doesn't matter) so they can enjoy a "Big Buzz" also, maybe see things other people don't see? It's not very clear. Anyway, I thought it was time I take a stab at making my own Six Demon Bag, and here it is.

Six Demon Bag
.5 oz. -or- 15 ml. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. -or- 30 ml. Lime Juice
Two Dashes of Elemakule Tiki Bitters
.5 oz. -or- 15 ml. Ginger Syrup
.75 oz. -or- 22 ml. Baijiu
2 oz. -or- 60 ml. Appleton Estate 12 year Rum
Shake and decant with Dry Ice
Serve up

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3 months ago

@How To Drink mix baiju and absinthe

2 months ago

@How To Drink fun fact my uncle is Kurt Russell's personal makeup artist! But he didn't start until 89

2 months ago

As an D&D afficionado you could make a drink called Beholder or The Lich or something

2 months ago

@jinxiejae hmm, a 'Tululah', Blanquette de Limoux Princess Cuvee, London Dry and a dash of Yellow Chartreuse in a tall skinny glass over crushed ice..
a 'Fat Sam', bathtub-gin, cachaca , angostura, star anise..in a whiskey tumbler
one of my favourite films when it came out
Bugsy only ever orders a sasparilla..
then there's a 'Grand Slam', but I''ve run out of ideas!

2 months ago

I don't know if you can make a drink on it, but there is a forgotten gem, circa 70s I think, called bugsy malone. Starring a kid Scott Baio and Jodie Foster. Which was a musical. About 1920s prohibition gangsters. Played by little kids. It's pure wtf, but real fun with great songs. Look it up, it's a fun watch.

3 months ago

if i could play dungeons and dragons with this man i would cry. seriously cry real teara

12 hours ago

So, let me see if I've got this straight. You recognize DnD references, AND you make bad ass cocktails?
I LOVE THIS CHANEL

4 days ago

Hahah this movie is ahead of my time but it’s one my favorite movies next to Goonies and Tbe last dragon! (Thanks dad) I love this movie and I love this show.

1 week ago

How does Baiju compare to Malort?

1 week ago

Jack does catch the bottle at the start of the movie and says, "It's all in the reflexes." So maybe the one thing Jack actually can do well is catch and throw objects.

1 week ago

I'm gonna forgive you the Jack Bower bit, although mistaking Kurt Russel for Keifer Sutherland is ordinarily a sin.

1 week ago

Yes! Yes! Yes! I watch this channel almost every day and just discovered this episode. Best movies ever! Best drink ever!

2 weeks ago

It sounds like you're enjoying a drink made out of it sweat gym sock or maybe possibly a sock that's been worn by homeless man for 6 months straight

3 weeks ago

You know I really get the sense that the drink is supposed to be awful, and get you trashed.

4 weeks ago

Bit of a late comment, but I'm a little disappointed you didn't get the color right. It was definitely blue/green. Do you think it'd be possible to work some blue curacao into the recipe or something similar?

4 weeks ago

Baiju sounds like asian Gammeldansk from the description, XD. I've never tasted anything as foul as gammeldansk but it's just one of those things that every nordic man drinks at some point.
I and my friends tend to order it to our guy friends when we're celebrating their birthdays in a sort of "we love you man. Here, fuck you." way.

4 weeks ago

I'm sure you get this a lot, but I can't help myself...Why Do You Spill So Much!?!?!

1 month ago

I really hate it when someone taps my favorite head. That's why I rarely wear it out. My backup head works well enough and I can take out my favorite for special occasions or when I'm at home.

1 month ago

If you had the same presentation but soft blue or spicy red, then you would have a Genie. You could make a flight of Genies or a magic carpet ride.

1 month ago

🤣🤣 we just watched this movie last night. Great Carpenter movie starring Kurt Russell and yes it’s very weird movie. But a pretty good movie.

1 month ago

I subscribed when you this was one of your favorite movies

1 month ago

I looked away during the first couple of seconds and the music had me like: "wait did I click on an Abroad in Japan video by accident?"

1 month ago

No. No. Goddamit no, no fucking baiju!

1 month ago

There’s been a bottle of that stuff behind the counter of my favourite Chinese restaurant for as long as I can remember. Personally I’d describe the taste as soy sauce, ethanol and nail polish remover.

I’m stealing that Colour Out of Space reference, that possibly the best geek shorthand reference for something that is beyond description in its ephemeral existence and fundamental wrongness that I have ever heard.

Let’s hope you run into nothing that could be described as “Shoggothy”...

1 month ago

Lol, I have partied with some Chinese, and drank some Biju. Here is to you man. That is brave to try and taste the stuff.

1 month ago

This was very gross! But I drank the whole thing.

1 month ago

You had me at Monster Manual.

1 month ago

If you switch the first letters of tart fire, it becomes fart tire. It's funny. Because it says fart.

1 month ago

Newly subscribed and lovin the channel!  Really enjoying all the movie references & recreating the famous drinks that were made on film.

1 month ago

Jack Burton also displays his reflexes in the scene where he is gambling with his buddy, when they first meet.

1 month ago

So when are you gonna do some DND themed drinks?

1 month ago

@How To Drink My man.

1 month ago

October

1 month ago

You should make a beholder drink

1 month ago

Some D&D references, in a drinking show?????
I need some D&D themed cocktails now

1 month ago

Baiju: It's all in the gag reflexes

2 months ago