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September 10, 2009

Who wants to get their Drank on?

drankI do! I do!

I'm not talking about drinking just anything, either. I'm talking about drinking Drank.

Have you heard of Drank? It's the new anti-energy drink. It's a relaxation drink. Or so I hear.

I haven't tried Drank myself -- yet. But the name is pretty awesome. And I'll bet all the kids are gettin' their Drank on. Those kids and their Drank. Gee, what will they think of next?

Here's what Drank's publicist had to say:

Comprised of melatonin, rose hips, and valerian root, drank is intended to chill you out, or “slow your roll” as it says on the can.  drank is currently slowing rolls throughout the country (including Delaware, D.C., and Virginia), and is now turning to Baltimore.

And here I've been wondering why traffic on 495 has been so sluggish lately. I'll bet it's because everybody's roll has been slowed by Drank!

I remember melatonin having something to do with sleep and relaxation. But rose hips? Valerian root? What? ...

They sound like herbal remedies used in the wild wild west to cure whooping cough. I think what the makers of Drank are trying to say is, if you've got the poison, they've got the remedy. If I were Jason Mraz, I would sue.

Drank, like any marvelous new beverage (such as "Coca-Cola" or "gin") has its haters. According to Drank's publicist, controversy is swilling -- I mean, swirling -- around the presumably purple bevvy.

It’s banning has been proposed in a St. Louis high school, it’s been ripped apart by stations in the Southeast, but one can’t argue its success.

Those silly St. Louisians, always trying to speed up my roll.

Drank's publicity camp said they'd send me a sample. I'm just a little worried that, after drinking Drank, it's gonna take me twice as long to write about it. Stay tuned.

(Logo courtesy of Drank's Web site)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:07 AM | | Comments (14)
Categories: Drink-ology, Random stuff


Valerian root is used by a lot of people to induce sleep. Think herbal Valium. Awesome name. I need a more steady roll, so I'm going to mix this with Red Bull.

Sessa (chopped & screwed mix)

hardest part of making Drank is finding a Rose with hips.....

Odd timing. I just saw this at The Evergreen up on Cold Spring and was wondering about it. Not enough to try it, but it was interesting.

So alcohol is a depressant. Red Bull counteracts the drowsy effects of booze. But a Drank and Vodka? Can they blame you if you fall asleep at the bar?

ahahahahahaha it's purple drank!!

I'd rather have methadone and Tang.Neat

Doesn't beer serve the same purpose?

i teach high school, and the excuse that one of my students gave me last week for not doing his homework was that "i drank a drank and i fell asleep!!"

I'm slightly intrigued by Drank. I found this on

Drank anti-energy drink finds its roots in "purple drank," a slang term for a concoction popularized in the South by the hip-hop community, according to Wikipedia. Purple drank typically includes promethazine-codeine cough syrup which produces a stoned sedation. Promethazine is an antihistamine while codeine is an opiate narcotic. The syrup is colored purple hence "Purple drank."

However, Drank's active ingredients are all legal, and can be found at health and vitamin shops. Drank's press release says, "From design to production, every aspect of this calming drink was inspired by today’s popular hip hop artists who embrace the much sought-after hip hop lifestyle that encourages people to capture a stress-free state of mind."

So napping is hip hop now? Sign me up. Still hittin' them corners in my slow slows girl. Zzzzzz.......

dude, when that comes in, let me know. i'll bring a straw.

Yeah yall, herbal drank in the heezy, let's all have a purple drank party and take naps yerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

sugar water purple...delicious!

I just love energy drink. I am going to try this drank. I used to take Barley water on daily basis.

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