USF Basketball Mixology, Game 35: Temple

If there's going to be a basketball riot tonight, we're getting blasted on grain alcohol. (via 27.media.tumblr.com)

(DISCLAIMER: Enjoy responsibly, which will be tough this time. 21 means 21. Don't drink and drive.)

Look. We didn't expect to end up doing 35 of these (and counting). We're running out of good ideas here. And this is the fourth time USF is playing a Philadelphia team this season. Eventually we had to go here. So let's just get it over with.

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RIOT JUICE

- 1 gallon jug of "drank" (Dennis's was blue, but pick any color you want)

- 1 bottle grain alcohol (like Everclear, and yes, you will look like a Tucker Max-loving douchebag when you buy it from the liquor store. There's nothing I can do to make this less uncomfortable.)

The important thing is to get the ratio of drank to booze just right so you can still drink it out of a plastic cup. If you don't have enough drank, it will be way too strong, like doing shots, and you don't want that. The one time I made riot juice, I couldn't find a bottle of the lower-octane Everclear and had to use the 190-proof stuff (that's 95% ABV - I believe the bottle warns you to keep open flames away from it). So I took a 375 mL bottle, removed about that much drank out of the gallon jug, replaced it with the Everclear, and mixed it together. It's a roughly 9:1 ratio of drank to alcohol, about a 10.5% ABV.

All that said, be extremely careful with this drink. Even in its diluted form, it is still plenty strong enough to live up to its name. And don't drink the whole gallon yourself. Get some help. A lot of help. You'll need it. Godspeed, you guys.

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