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Thread #165589 Message #3973586
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
26-Jan-19 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: White lightnin' - what is it?
Subject: RE: Origins: White lightnin' - what is it?
There was a "cider" in England called White Lightning. Presumably named after the spirit and in quotes because it owed far more to chemical interference than apples to reach its 8.4% ABV. When mixed with Carlsberg Special Brew it created a concoction known as snake bite on speed that would remove any remaining brain cells within 4 pints.