You Can Make Your Own Zima

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  1. Lizard King

    Lizard King Administrator Staff Member

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    RAIDEN and FlyingDragon will be VERY excited about this one!!

    http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/you-can-make-your-own-zima-so-we-did

    Anyone who was conscious during the 1990s heard about Zima. The clear malt liquor hit the market in 1994 and took the drinking world by storm, selling 1.3 million barrels and—thanks to its ubiquitous, cheekily vague advertising (tagline: “Zomething different”)—becoming everyone’s favorite alcoholic punch line.

    Sadly, that first year was the height of Zima’s popularity. By 1996, sales had declined by two-thirds, and it had all-but-entirely disappeared from liquor stores by the time we hit legal drinking age. But that didn’t stop the company from trying its hardest to keep the Zima flowing until 2008, when production finally ceased.
    Today, you can’t find Zima anywhere in the US, though it is sold in Japan. However, thanks to a recent post on Zima’s Facebook page revealing a recipe, you can make something that tastes like it at home. We couldn’t resist. Here, DIY Zima:
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    • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
    • 1 1/2 oz. Calpico [a Japanese soft drink]
    • 1/4 oz. lime juice
    • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
    • 1 oz. water
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
    • 1 oz. club soda
    Pour everything into a collins glass and stir. Chill in the fridge.
    Results:
    Sweet, tart, citrusy with a mild, boozy kick—homemade Zima is pretty great. Unfortunately, none of us ever actually tasted the real thing, so it’s hard to say how close this gets. But as a stand-alone cocktail, faux Zima, while not crystal clear due to the Calpico, is a terrific drink for a hot day. If there was one thing that could take it over the edge into home run territory, it would be the fizz factor. It could use a bit more club soda. But aside from that, DIY Zima is a worthwhile endeavor—and a lot easier than home brewing.
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  2. Mr. Wiggly

    Mr. Wiggly VIP Member

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    hahahahaha..............why would anyone want to revive that stuff??? Zats hilarious
     
  3. schultz1

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    lizardking, monsoon is picking them up and they are all meeting at hgh's house for a zima party after work.
     
  4. FlyingDragon

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    :t2991:Thanks for all u do LK.....
     
  5. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

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    You beat me to it. LMAO.

    LK getting his 90's on.....
     
  6. RAIDEN

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    Good looking out LK! But do you have anything for Zima Gold? monsoon would be super stoked if you do.
     
  7. FlyingDragon

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    Someone has the recipe for Zima Gold? I thought the creator of that special blend took the recipe to his grave.....
     
  8. RAIDEN

    RAIDEN VIP Member

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    I'm sure Lizard King can get it. He has friends in high places.
     
  9. Bro Bundy

    Bro Bundy MuscleHead

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    now raiden and fd will never leave their rooms
     
  10. Lizard King

    Lizard King Administrator Staff Member

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    They will run out of tissues or lube sooner or later.
     
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  11. RAIDEN

    RAIDEN VIP Member

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    We never left in the first place
     
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  12. Bro Bundy

    Bro Bundy MuscleHead

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    I happened to visit raiden and flyingdragon before and they let me take pics of their room.. fd n raiden.jpg
     

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