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July 14, 2009

A look at "real" Romulan Ale

romulan aleAfter I wrote about Romulan Ale last week, Alexander D. Mitchell IV sent me this shot of "real" Romulan Ale.

No, not a "shot" as in a shot of liquor -- a "shot" as in a photograph.


From the way he describes it, Romulan Ale seems like pale ale dyed blue. And eventually, the dye stained the glass blue. Wonder what your stomach would look like if you drank it.


Apparently, this stuff was made in El Salvador. If I wrote a book called Drinks That Never Should Have Been, this would be in it.

Any other nominees?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:24 AM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Random stuff


These were sold @ The Star Trek Experience at The Hilton in Vegas. In the same area was Quark's Bar, which sold some really incredible mixed drinks. One, called "Warp Core Breach" came in a big fishbowl encased in a weird black Borg-esque metal thing. The drink was purple and had dry ice in the bottom, so "smoke" continually came off the top of the drink.

I also seem to remember them having Romulan Ale and a few other colored beers on draft; you could get a sampler which would make your mouth turn brown from all of the food coloring.

That place was awesome.

Wonderful stuff, that Romulan Ale.

Drinks that should never have been made? Consider 7-Up Gold.

Look what it did to Chancellor Gorkon!

i actually had that warp core breach when i was there. after i was done, it felt like 3am, when it was only 12 in the afternoon. i think i have a picture of it somewhere.


Come on, I loved 7-Up Gold! Gring it back!

Romulan Ale is Fourloko

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