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Lucky Cherry Cherry Cola

Lucky Cherry Cherry Cola

Sometimes man, cherry cola is a perfect drink. When I would go to Mighty Taco, a local chain/franchise after a punk show, I would always get a cherry cola. I don't know why. It's one of the only times I drink the stuff. I like to keep it minimal because it makes me appreciate it more.

I thought this was "just" cola but oh no. Lucky cherry indeed. This is cherry cola and it's very good. It's very sweet and has a decent, candy-like cherry cola taste. It's a lot. I bet a lot of people would think this is too sweet and they most certainly would not be wrong. I probably couldn't and won't today finish this bottle myself. Twenty ounces is masochistic. It is good, though. I don't want my inability to drink so much cola to count against this otherwise delicious treat.

Country
United States
Sweetener
Pure Cane Sugar
Categories
Shot
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on August 30th, 2016
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Ginger Shots Lemon Ginger

Ginger Shots Lemon Ginger

I want someone to pull a prank on me. I want to order a nice cold lemonade and have one of my friends slip this shot into the mix. They will smile as they hand me the glass, stifling a giggle, but the joke will actually be on them because this could do nothing but improve any lemonade. Normally I’m not a huge fan of lemon (well except in perfect lemonade), it just seems like a boring flavor, but it always pairs perfectly with ginger, and boy oh boy is this some ginger. This is the most intense of the shots that we were sent. The sourness of the lemon somehow enhances the burn and I can’t take a sip without making a ridiculous face, and I love every second of it. It is so, so sour. I’m making that cartoon puckered lip face that you see on lemon products that don’t actually do that to you. This does it. This makes you pucker. I want to give this to Mike’s soon and see how he responds. He’ll probably hate me. Eh You win some you lose some.

Website
http://gingershots.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Ginger, Shot
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on August 26th, 2016
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Ginger Shots Orange Ginger

Ginger Shots Orange Ginger

Carl, why did you give me this fire in a bottle? What did I. What did I. What did I do to deserve this? It's like drinking citrus flavored lava. I don't know if there was orange but it was citrus. If I had a straight ginger and drank this side by side I might be able to confirm that it's orange flavored but the burn is just so intense that the flavor is lost. It's not bad at all, though. I appreciate your gratuity in burning off my taste buds but I still don't know why people drink this. Is it energizing? Is it good for my insides? Why did I just subject myself to this self-torture? Fun? Carl. Carl. Baby. Don't do that to me. I've had a long day. You know what? I do like it. Would I drink it again? We'll see if I'm given the opportunity but as much as I'd like to give your tongue an Indian burn, which might be racist at this point, I appreciate you giving this bottled up ending scene from Terminator 2.

Website
http://gingershots.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Ginger, Shot
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on August 17th, 2016
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Ginger Shots Apple Ginger

Ginger Shots Apple Ginger

Around two o’clock today I started sneezing. By 4 o’clock my nose was stuffy. Come 6 o’clock I started to feel really weak. My question is who gets sick in August when it’s 90+ degrees out? Apparently this guy right here, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. In order to combat this illness I drank one of these Ginger Shots and I will probably drink a handful more over the next 24 hours. The way the ginger in these feels makes me think that it could destroy anything unhealthy in the body. I’m probably wrong, but I’ll let the placebo effect run its course.
Out of all of the ones I’ve tried this one has the most non-ginger flavor to it. The apple in this is very pleasant and its flavor isn’t completely decimated once the ginger takes over. They interweave with each other and I absolutely love it. The ginger still has a ridiculous burn that isn’t for the faint of heart, but there is more flavor to this one than the others. Dare I say that this is perfection?

Website
http://gingershots.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Ginger, Juice, Shot
Rating
5/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on August 10th, 2016
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Never Too Hungover Prevention

Never Too Hungover Prevention

Seeing as neither of us at Thirsty Dudes drink at all, let alone enough to give us a hangover, we had our friend Paul Morin (from the band Orations and famed impersonator) drink this and give us his thoughts. Here are the jumbled notes that he sent us:

Smells like grass.
Greenish color.
Tastes like smarties/ lemon-lime Gatorade.
Pasty chalky texture.
Tastes like artificially sweetened "Limeade."
My friend who is a chemist said after looking at the ingredients it was basically like taking a Tylenol before drinking.
Vaguely smells like dirty socks. "Limey sock water."

I did not wake up with a hangover however I did have to make several to the bathroom. Not sure whether to blame the alcohol, something I ate, or the product for that.

This is from a man who went to college to be a librarian. I guess you can’t blame him since he started sober and kept writing as he got progressively drunker.

I can’t really argue with most of his thoughts though. This tastes like a diet lime Gatorade if it had the concentration of an unfrozen Freeze-E-Pop.

Website
http://nevertoohungover.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Other/Weird, Shot
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on August 4th, 2016
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Ginger Shots Pomegranate Ginger

Ginger Shots Pomegranate Ginger

Let’s face the facts. There is no one out there who is going to think that these shots are “just okay.” People are either going to love them or hate them and the decisive element is the intense burn from the ginger. Oh, that wonderful burn. It places me clearly on the “love it” side of the coin.

To be fair the additional flavors make up at best 10% of what is going on in these tiny bottles. The vast majority of the flavor is the ginger. With this one you get a little sweet pomegranate taste up front but it is quickly decimated by that ginger that I love and cherish. It makes me feel as if there is any illness lingering in my body that it doesn’t stand a chance against this beverage. If live were a videogame this would be the elixir that returned some of your hearts so you could keep adventuring.

Website
http://gingershots.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Ginger, Juice, Shot
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 30th, 2016
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Never Too Hungover Boost

Never Too Hungover Boost

Over the years we have been sent a small handful of hangover cures. It seems like a great idea, but the problem is that neither Mike nor I drink at all. Our solution is to find a friend who is planning on getting drunk and having them drink it and relay their results to us, while we drink one and remark on the taste. Well, I’ve been somewhat of a hermit lately and I haven’t been around people drinking in a while. I’ve been sitting on this for a couple of weeks and the proper opportunity hasn’t arisen. I didn’t want to make the company feel like we are neglecting their product and after the events of yesterday I have what I assume a hangover feels like.

Yesterday I had to print shirts for about 12 hours in a room that was easily over 110 degrees. I only stopped when a friend stopped by to get me to go push around the city on skateboards. Like the idiot I am I did not drink nearly enough water and as a result I was dehydrated, which I believe is a large part of hangovers. When I woke up this morning I was achy with a throbbing head and felt a little queasy. These are all complaints I hear from people who have hangovers. I decided this was as close as I was ever going to come so I drank this bottle of Boost, which can be drank before, during or the day after drinking. It seems to be jam packed with every B vitamin ever, Potassium, Electrolytes, Milk Thistle, Green Tea Extract, Aloe Vera, and Gotu Kola.

It’s been about 45 minutes since I drank this and I do feel a bit better. I’m not sure if it’s just time or the beverage, but I’ll assume it was the drink. I also just learned that a big cause of hangovers is a toxin called acetaldehyde. Now I don’t know if I had that but I’ll just assume that this combats that quite nicely.

It has a berry taste, with a sucralose sweetness. It’s a bit intense, but it’s a shot, so that was expected. I don’t know if this was a very accurate test, but I do feel better so I’ll just say that this helps with hangovers because my word is law, right? RIGHT?

Website
http://nevertoohungover.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Other/Weird, Shot
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 15th, 2016
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Ginger Shots Pineapple Ginger

Ginger Shots Pineapple Ginger

They are not kidding with the name. This is one serious shot of ginger to the mouth, and it’s absolutely wonderful. This is nothing but pineapple juice and of course ginger juice and it’s very intense. In movies when people talk about the warm burn that they get from a shot of whiskey is exactly how this feels. You get one hell of a delicious burn all the way down. On top of that it tastes fantastic. It’s hard to forget about the flavor because of the intensity, but it’s there and it tastes like someone infused a pineapple with concentrated ginger. The best.

This is so intense that I kind of feel like I’m invincible because I drank it. It’s as if it’s some sort of magic potion that will protect me from any and all illnesses. I can’t wait for Mike to try these. He’s going to fall in love.

Website
http://gingershots.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Juice, Shot
Rating
5/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 8th, 2016
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Take 5 Relax + Focus

Take 5 Relax + Focus

Relaxation is sweeping the nation, and I’m okay with it. We’ve been living in an energy drink world for the past two decades and I think everyone needs to take a break from being over-caffeinated and jittery. More and more relaxation beverages are hitting the market all the time. While some of them are meant to just make you sleepy, or come down from an energy drink rush, there are others such as Take 5 that are meant to help you relax, but still stay awake. Since I had a complete stranger tell me that I looked like one of the most tense people she’s ever seen, I probably need this in my life. I don’t know when or how I got so uptight and stressed, but I’m open to options that don’t involve me smoking weed.

While a lot of other relaxation drinks contain things such as melatonin, valerian root, and chamomile to calm you down and make you pretty much comatose, Take 5 uses B vitamins, L-theanine, magnesium and GABA. None of that really means anything to me, but I’m sure there’s science behind it.

Normally shots are very potent, but this tastes pretty watered down. That sounds negative, but it’s actually a nice change from what I’m used to. I mean these aren’t meant to be sipped, you’re supposed to drink the whole thing in one gulp. I’d prefer that gulp to taste like watery lemon/lime juice instead of weird chemicals any day. I can’t really tell if this works because waiting to see if it works is making me anxious. Oh man I surely am a mess.

Website
http://take5drink.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Relaxation, Shot
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on May 18th, 2016
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Pickle Juice Shot

Pickle Juice Shot

During my college years I went to way too many shows. As a result I was broke most of the time and unfortunately I had to miss even more shows than I went to because of a lack of cash flow. One day my friends were hanging out at my place and they were all going to see some bands play. I can’t for the life of me remember who, but I remember I was bummed that I didn’t have money to go. I had so little money that my dinner was pickles, mozzarella cheese and mustard sandwiches. My friend Jill offered to pay my way into the show if I chugged all of the juice that was left in the pickle jar. Being young and dumb I gulped it down without a second thought. It was a big jar and there was a lot of juice involved. As a result I did not feel all that well during the aftermath, but we went to the show and I’ll assume I had a good time. Here I am 15+ years later and I remember nothing about the show, but I can very clearly recall the way my stomach felt after chugging so much pickle juice. I am also about to take a show of pickle juice to review on my dumb website about beverages. I love pickles, but I am not looking forward to this because of my memories. Oh well here goes nothing.

Yup, that tastes just like pickle juice. My friend asked what they did with all of the pickles they used to make the juice from. While I would love to say that all of the pickles at some restaurant or another were associated with this juice I think it’s pretty safe to say that this is just a culmination of all the ingredients used to make dill pickles, minus the actual cucumber. My stomach feels okay. It’s certainly weird to drink just pickle juice, but it’s wasn’t horrible. I feel like I just ate a whole mess of pickles and I’m okay with that.

The purpose of this drink is that it is supposed to help with muscle cramping, so it is helpful while exercising. I’m about to paint the ceiling of my deck, so I’m sure my neck and shoulder will be feeling not so great afterwards. Here’s to hoping this helps.

Website
http://www.goldenpicklejuice.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Juice, Shot
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on August 24th, 2015
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Pickle Juice Shots - 48 Count Case 4/12 Retail Ready 12packs
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