Simply, this page is where I'm putting recipes (or ingredients at any rate) of cocktails that are popular amongst Goths.
Beginning with the three main Goth raw materials - cider, absinthe and blackcurrant. Okay, so other drinks might be more prevalent but they're
a lot more archetypal as being
Goth drinks than the panoply of other things that we imbibe. To all USAian readers - what you call cider is more like apple juice to us. What we call cider is hard cider or apple jack
to you (or so I hear). I have been told that blackcurrant juice (a fruit cordial) is peculiar to Europe. So far this page seems to be mostly
different names for a couple of drinks...
Shall start with the basics (cider and snakebite & black, then up/down to Red Witch (my favourite) and on to the rest in alphabetical order. Each variant has a paragraph to itself, hopefully it should all be clear.
Cider; blackcurrant. That was simple.
Has been around since the 60s (at least) in the soul scene, and popular among students before Goth came along.
Real ale - Theakston's Old Peculiar; Scrumpy Jack
Cider; Lager; Vodka
Frostyjack cider; Millers
Half of lager; half of blue WKD (turns green).
According to one web page, snakebite has it's own name depending
upon each of the different brands of cider used to make it.
Blackthorn and Stella
source Scrumpy Jack and Carlsberg Special Brew (served at room temperature)
source Old English and Carling
source Woodpecker and Carlsberg
source Strongbow Super and Stella
source Strongbow and Stella
Cider; Lager; Blackcurrant
Pernod; Vodka (presumably replacing or in addition to cider and lager)
Kriekbier and cider (no blackcurrant).
Rose De Gambrinus and real cider (untried, presumably due to cost of experimental materials, or niceness of Cantillion on it's own).
Cider; Lager; Blackcurrant (a northern term for snakebite and black).
Cider; Lager; Blackcurrant (alternate term for snakebite and black).
Cider; Lager; Blackcurrant (Edinburgh term for snakebite and black).
Good quality cider; good quality lager (Carlsberg export / Stella / Kronenbourg); full fat Ribena in a chilled pint glass.
Ribena first, then lager and cider slowly at an angle.
Cider; Lager; Blackcurrant (basically a northern name for snakebite and black).
source - very strong lager (Skol Super / Carlsberg Special Brew / Tennants Super); strong cider (at least 7.5%); blackcurrant cordial
Cider; Beer or Lager; Blackcurrant; Pernod
Double Pernod; splash of blackcurrant, plenty of ice and fill the rest with cider (an alternative recipe).
Snakebite (lager / cider) plus double rum and black. Apparently it tasted like Vimto (from the West Midlands, mid-eighties). Also see Black Death
Theakston's Old Peculiar (or other real ale); Diamond White / 1080 (or other strong dry cider); Blackcurrant; two straws
Snakebite and Black, plus double rum.
Guinness; Cider / Scrumpy Jack; Blackcurrant
(Aberystwyth, all in a pint glass) Castaway (bottle); Blackthorn Cidermaster (or other strong cider) tops up the glass (jut over half pint).
Diamond White (bottle); Castaway (small bottle); Double Vodka (optional)
quarter coke; quarter lager; shot of Amaretto
half lager; half coke
Newcastle Brown and cider
Snakebite and Blue Curacao
Presumably spelt the same as the blood cell-type thing (and also presumably I've spelt that correctly above). German cocktail?
Vodka; Strawberry liquor; Cherry juice; Crushed ice.
To drink as a slammer. One shot of Hapsburgh absinthe (90%); one shot of Balkan vodka (88.5%).
Red Bull; Blavod Black Vodka
Jack Daniels; Tequila
Cider with cherry brandy?
Snakebite and black.
White Lightning cider / K / white cider; Tennents Extra / super-strenth lager / bitter
Super Snakebite, plus Vodka or Whisky.
Cider; Pernod; black
Cider; Pernod; black
Half Snakebite and black; Half dry Champaigne
Bitter and cider
Barley wine (Gold label); Cider (real cider)
White Lightning and Tennants Super
Scrumpy and Stella