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October 15, 2004

Life got you down?


"Artillerymen believe the world consists of two types of people; other Artillerymen and targets."

- Unknown

Infantry annoying you? Tankers running through your positions knocking over your aiming posts and collimators? Did some signal unit just set up some huge farking antenna (read: target) back by the battalion trains? Were the log weenies unable to tell the difference between M1 105mm HE and M393 105mm HE? Are you out there among the unwashed, lending dignity to what is otherwise a vulgar brawl when some weasel with a scarf around his neck who will sleep on a cot in a building tonight drops a Mk84 200 meters away? Need something to celebrate or mourn the results of the upcoming elections?

Then you need some of this: Cheatham Artillery Punch. From the aptly-named Argghhh! Senior (second of three generations of Gunners) comes this recipe:

This is separate loading ammo:

1 1/2 qt dry red wine (catawba preferred)
1 pint St. Croix rum
1 cup London dry gin
1 cup three star brandy
2 oz Benedictine
1 1/2 cups rye whiskey
1 1/2 quart strong tea
10 oz brown sugar
5 oranges, sliced
5 lemons, sliced
4 quarts champagne (all the above are propellant)
1/2 bottle maraschino cherries (cannon balls!) Heck use the whole thing!

Mix all ingredients except champagne and fruit slices. stir until sugar is dissolved. Store in refrigerator in tight containers for five to seven days.

Just before serving add champagne and fruit slices (and warning label).

You can get wasted just eating the cherries.

Hat tip to the Gunners New Zealand for some graphics, too! And welcome to visitors from Carnival of the Recipes #9! If you're of a militant mind, check around the rest of the place - if you are a placid, gentle soul (or a gun-hating type) ya prolly oughta just swipe the recipe and run! 8^D

John | Permalink | Comments (4) | Artillery
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