FROM Special Brew to snakebite, you drank some truly awful shit just to get drunk as fast as possible in the 90s. Here are the dated drinks that will make you heave now.
Carlsberg Special Brew
Cloyingly sweet and sickly, but by God it did the job, unsurprising as it was nearly 10 per cent proof. Actually brewed as a gift to Winston Churchill from the Danes, but more associated with pissing yourself on a park bench than WW2 these days.
Well, why not not mix cheap lager and cider in a pint glass? Blackcurrant cordial also made it a spooky-looking drink popular with goths. Best combined with a late-night kebab dripping in grease and hot chilli sauce to ensure spending the following day camped on the toilet with a hefty dose of the green apple splatters.
Tasted like shit but got you bladdered at the speed of light. Invariably accompanied with the equally disgusting combination of salt and a sliver of lime to suck, purely to avert the danger of actually tasting the tequila – which is not surprising given it’s made from bloody cactuses.
This gut-destroying, cloudy slop enjoyed brief commercial popularity before only being consumed by scary local park drinkers. Regular consumption resulted in most of your teeth falling out and developing a sexual attraction to your cousin.
Your dad’s home brew
You’re a broke student and there’s no way you are going to pay expensive bar prices to get legless so why not kick your evening off by sneaking off to the shed and siphoning some of the old man’s still-fermenting amateur beer? Best swallowed quickly to avoid tasting it, but it did explain why you suddenly shat yourself three hours later in the taxi on the way to a nightclub.