The Red Dwarf Food and Drink Guide

Red Dwarf Food & Drink

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CONTENTS

Section 1  The Red Dwarf Food and Drinks Guide FAQ List.

Section 2  The foods from Red Dwarf including recipes.

Section 3  The drinks from Red Dwarf including recipes.

KEY

All new or changed material (updated since the last edition)
is marked with the following symbol in the margin:  |

RD = Red Dwarf.

IWCD = The first RD novel, Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers.

BTL = The second RD novel, Better Than Life.

LH = Doug Naylor's sequel to BTL, Last Human.

BKW = Rob Grant's sequel to BTL, Backwards.

LOG = The 1996 RD diary, The Red Dwarf Log No. 1996.

SCSM = The book, Red Dwarf Space Corps Survival Manual.

Pt. * refers to the part of the novel.

Ch * refers to the chapter within the Pt. of the novel.

RDF&DG stands for the Red Dwarf Food and Drinks Guide

CREDITS

The Red Dwarf Food and Drinks Guide is maintained by  DC, devised by
DC and Patrick M Berry and derived from an original catalogue in the
Red Dwarf Frequently Asked Questions List.

The material in this document is provided by:

DC
Patrick Berry
Ingrid Vaalund
Philip Roberts-Jones
Mandy Cage
Richard Talbot-Jones
Chris Winkelmann
Dave Hollins, Space Cadet
Pete Siekierski
Robert Graff

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

This document is Copyright 1997-98 by Denis Cage.  It may be freely
redistributed in it's entirety provided that this copyright notice is not
removed and no fee is charged for it's viewing.  It *may not* be sold or
published for profit in any form.

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  SECTION ONE

  The Red Dwarf Food and Drink Guide FAQ List

  Q: What is the Red Dwarf Food and Drink Guide?
  A: The RDF&DG is an attempt to document all the foods and drinks
     mentioned in the British scifi comedy series, Red Dwarf.

  Q: What's the point of the Red Dwarf Food and Drink Guide?
  A: Uhhh...

  Q: What sort of stuff gets put into the RDF&DG?
  A: If there are any edible substances or things that one may drink
     mentioned in any of the episodes or books of Red Dwarf, they are
     entitled to a listing here. We also put up here any recipes for the
     listed foods and drinks as well as detailed descriptions of what they
     are. One day I hope to include pictures.

  Q: What if I notice something that should be in the RDF&DG but isn't?
  A: Scroll to the bottom of the document and use the form to let me know.

  Q: When does the RDF&DG get updated?
  A: Whenever there is anything new added or any changes made.

  Q: How can I get the very latest version of the RDF&DG?
  A: The latest version can always be found at
     http://www.galaxycorp.com/rd_food_and_drink.  If you can't access the
     latest html version, e-mail me at dencage@mailexcite.com and I'll
     send you a plain text copy.

  Q: What's new in the RDF&DG version 1.4?
  A: Updated DC's e-mail addy. 

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  SECTION TWO

  The Foods from Red Dwarf


  Alphabetti Spaghetti

  Overcooked tinned pasta in tomato sauce shaped like letters of the
  alphabet.

  References: "Polymorph" (3-3), IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 6.

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  Bhindi bhaji [pronounced Bindy Badgey]

  Indian vegetable dish made with okra; Cat's alias in Lister's ploy to
  trick the simulants into thinking he was not human in "Gunmen...".

  References: "Gunmen..." (6-3).

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  Black Pudding

  Pigs blood, boiled and seasoned and made into a sausage.

  References: LH Pt. 2 Ch 1.

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  Bungalore Phall

  Very hot Indian dish, hotter than Vindaloo.

  References: LOG October 3.

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  Cabbage

  Green leafy vegetable.

  References: LH Pt. 2 Ch 6.

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  Carrot

  Long orange root vegetable.

  References: "Legion" (6-2), LH Pt. 2 Ch 3.

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  Caviare

  The roe, or eggs, of sturgeon fish, eaten as a delicacy.

  References: IWCD Pt. 3 Ch 2.

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  Chestnuts

  Nut of the sweet schestnut tree, usually roasted and served at Christmas.

  References: LOG December 7.

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  Chicken Kiev

  Breast of chicken, stuffed with garlic butter, breadcrumbed and deep-fried.

  References: LH Pt. 2 Ch  1.

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  Chicken Marengo

  Chicken cooked with red pepper, mushrooms and tomatoes.

  References: "Confidence & Paranoia" (1-5), IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 20.

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  Chicken Nugget

  Small breaded chunks of chicken.

  References: "Kryten" (2-1), IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 18.

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  Chicken Soup

  Soup of chicken.

  References: "The End" (1-1), "Kryten" (2-1), IWCD Pt. 1 Ch15,
  IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 16.

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  Roast Chicken

  Chicken roasted.

  References: "Waiting for God" (1-4).

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  Chilli

  Minced beef and kidney beans flavoured with chilli peppers or chilli
  powder.

  References: "Thanks for the Memory" (2-3), IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 20,
  IWCD Pt.2 Ch 22, LH Pt. 1 Ch 1, LH Pt. 2 Ch 1.

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  Chips

  The British name for French Fries, sliced, deep-fried potato chunks.

  References: "Confidence & Paranoia" (1-5), LH Pt. 2 Ch 1,
  LOG October 3.

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  Chutney

  Fruit piccalilli (pickled relish), often eaten with cold meat.

  References: "Thanks for the Memory" (2-3), IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 19,
  LH Pt. 2 Ch 1.

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  Cornflakes

  Breakfast cereal.  Toasted flakes of corn served in milk and usually
  sprinkled with sugar.

  References: LH Pt. 2 Ch 1.

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  Crispies

  Breakfast cereal of cracked rice, served with milk and sugar.

  References: "The End" (1-1), "Blue" (7-5).

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  Curry

  Any of various hot, spicy dishes from the Indian sub-continent.

  References: "Me^2" (1-6), LH Pt. 1 Ch 1, LOG August 9.

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  After Eight Mint

  An rich plain chocolate-covered soft mint thins marketed in the UK.

  References: "Me^2" (1-6).

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  Gazpacho Soup

  Spanish tomato & cucumber cold soup that often includes garlic, olive
  oil, and bread.  It is served cold.  Common in Spain and upscale
  American restaurants.

  References: "Me^2" (1-6), IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 30, IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 32,
  IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 33, LOG November 25.

  Recipe: "Gazpacho Soup"

  For the soup:

  75 ml (3 fl oz) red wine or sherry vinegar;
  310 ml (11 fll oz) water;
  1 cucumber, peeled & roughly chopped;
  1 small red pepper, cored, deseeded, roughly chopped;
  1 small green pepper, cored, deseeded, roughly chopped;
  450 g (1 lb) very ripe tomatoes, skinned and chopped;
  150 ml (5 fl oz) passata (pure, sieved tomato pulp);
  2 gloves of garlic, peeled & chopped;
  1 small onion, peeled and chopped;
  Several shakes of Tabasco;
  3 sprigs of fresh mint;
  1 tablespoon tomato ketchup;
  200 ml (7 fl oz) virgin olive oil;
  400 g (14 oz) ice cubes;
  salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  To add to the soup before serving:

  1/4 of a red pepper, finely chopped;
  1/4 of a green pepper, finely chopped;
  1/2 a small red onion, finely chopped;
  5 cm (2") piece of cucumber, peeled,deseeded & finely chopped;
  2 tomatoes, peeled, deseeded & finely chopped;
  2-3 slices of white bread, cubed and shallow fried in 3 tablespoons
  light olive oil until golden and crisp;
  8 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped;
  6-8 ice cubes.

Click here for method and a photo.

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  Haggis

  Scottish delicacy of sheep intestines and oats boiled or steamed in a
  sheep stomach.

  References: "Balance of Power" [irradiated] (1-3).

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  Hummus

  Paste made from pureed chickpeas and ground sesame seeds, used 
  as a sandwich spread or dip in the Middle East.

  References: Dimension Jump (4-5).

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  Hot Dog

  A sausage frankfurter served with sauce in a bread roll.

  References: "Waiting for God" (1-4), LOG March 10.

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  Iced Bun

  Bread bun covered with a layer of soft frosting.

  References: "Balance of Power" (1-3).

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  King Prawn

  A large prawn, small crustaceous seafood.

  References: "Legion" (6-2).

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  Kipper

  A herring, cured by splitting, salting and smoking.  Eaten as a breakfast
  food in some parts of the UK, and by Ace Rimmer - what a guy!

  References: "Dimension Jump" (4-5), "Emohawk:.." (6-4), "Stoke me
  a Clipper..." (7-2).

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  Kulfi

  Indian Ice Cream

  References: "Tikka To Ride" (7-1).

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  Liquorice Allsorts

  Any of various liquorice flavoured sweet assortments.

  References: "Legion" (6-2), LH Pt. 2 Ch 3.

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  Madras Sauce

  A standard, mild curry sauce, less hot than Vindaloo.

  References:

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  Mint Imperial

  A very hard, small, roun, white mint.

  References: "Legion" (6-2), LH Pt. 2 Ch 3.

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  Pasta

  Made from durum wheat, any of various Italoan dishes.

  References: "Tikka To Ride" (7-1).

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  Peanuts

  Small nuts, grown underground.

  References: IWCD Pt. 1 Ch 13, LH Pt. 2 Ch 3, LOG January 23.

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  Pepperami

  Long, thin spicy snack sausage marketed in the UK.

  References: LOG October 23, 24.

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  Plums

  Hard-stoned, egg-shaped fruit.

  References: LH Pt. 2 Ch 4.

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  Popcorn

  The popped product of dried corn.

  References: "Me^2" (1-6).

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  Poppadoms

  Another Indian food item.  Thin lentil-flour wafers resembling tortillas,
  deep fried until crisp.

  References: "D.N.A." (4-2), "Tikka To Ride" (7-1), IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 19,
  LOG October 3.

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  Porridge

  Boiled oats eaten as a breakfast cereal.

  References: LH Pt. 2 Ch 14.

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  Pot Noodle

  Instant noodle product marketed in the UK by Golden Wonder, a snack food
  company.  A plastic container with pre-cooked dried noodles and 
  flavourings inside.  To prepare it, you add boiling water.  The product
  is marketed in the US under the name "Cup O' Noodles".

  References: "Marooned" (3-2), "Demons & Angels" AKA "Hi & Lo" (5-5).

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  Sausage Pate

  Ground, compressed sausage meat.

  References: "Balance of Power" (1-3).

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  Shami Kebab

  Appetiser served in Indian restaurants.  Consists of finely ground meat
  and lots of spices, grilled over a flame.  The meat is a mixture of pork
  and either goat (in more authentic restaurants) or beef (in less
  authentic ones).  You typically get two shami kebabs with a salad side
  dish.  Sometimes prepared and served in an egg coating, similar to an
  ommelette.

  References: "Polymorph" ['Shami Kebab Diablo'] (3-3), IWCD Pt. 3 Ch 1.

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  Spam

  Chopped ham and pork compressed into tins.

  References: "The End" (1-1).

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  Tapas

  Spanish hors d'ouevres. From the Spanish "tapar", meaning "to 
  cover," a tapa was originally a free snack (typically a bit of sliced 
  ham) placed on top of a drink to keep insects out. Nowadays tapas can 
  be almost any Spanish food, when served as an appetiser with drinks.  
  Tapas bars are popular hangouts for trendy upscale people, which is why 
  Lister felt that merely going into one made him a class traitor.

  Reference: DNA?

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  Taramasalata

  Greek appetiser consisting of a light paste of fish roe, olive oil,
  lemon juice, and moistened bread crumbs or mashed potatoes.

  References: "Dimension Jump" (4-5).

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  Tarka Dahl

  Mild curry dish based on lentils; Lister's alias in hiss ploy to
  trick the simulants into thinking he was not human in "Gunmen...".

  References: "Gunmen..." (6-3).

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  Tikka

  Diced chicken, fish, lamb, or even cheese, marinated in yoghurt and
  mild spices and cooked in a tandoor, usually on skewers.

  References: "Tikka To Ride" (7-1).

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  Toast

  Grilled bread slices.

  References: "Future Echoes" (1-2), "Waiting for God" (1-4),
  "White Hole" (4-4).

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  Topic Bar

  A chocolate bar.

  References: "Stasis Leak" (2-4), "Marooned" (3-2).

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  Trout a la Creme

  Pan-fried trout with a cream sauce.

  References: "Balance of Power" (1-3).

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  Turkey

  Big bird, traditionally roasted, and served at Christmas in the UK and
  Thanksgivibg in the US.

  References: LOG December 16, 26, 27, 28, 29.

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  Vindaloo

  The most frequently mentioned food item on the show, is a very, very
  hot Indian curry dish.  Most Indian restaurants have them on the menu.
  They can contain almost any variety of meat, thus Lister's references
  to "mutton vindaloo", "chicken vindaloo" etc.

  References: "Future Echoes" (1-2), "Balance of Power" (1-3),
  "Waiting for God" (1-4), "D.N.A." (4-2), LH Pt. 2 Ch 1, LOG January 22,
  LOG February 19, LOG April 13, LOG August 9.

  Recipe: "Chicken Vindaloo"

  2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds;
  2-3 hot, dried red chillies;
  1 teaspoon cardamom seeds;
  A 2 cm (3") stick of cinammon;
  1.5 teaspoons whole black mustard seeds;
  5 tablespoons white wine vinegar;
  1.5 teaspoons salt;
  1 teaspoon light brown sugar;
  10 tablespoons vegetable oil;
  190 g (6.5 oz) onions, peeled and sliced;
  5 tablespoons plus 225 ml (8 fl oz) water;
  900 g (2 lb) boneless chicken cut into small chunks;
  A 2.5 cm (1") cube of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped;
  A small, whole head of garlic, separated & peeled;
  1 tablesppon ground coriander seeds;
  1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric.

  Click here for method.

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  SECTION THREE

  The Drinks from Red Dwarf


  Advocaat [pronounced Ad-va-car]

  An egg and brandy concoction disliked by... well... most people in the
  Western world, actually; especially Dave Lister.

  References: "Tikka To Ride" (7-1).

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  Android Home Brew

  A special type of beer brewed by Holly for Kryten's farewell party in
  "The Last Day". It's kind of a cross between Vimto and liquid nitrogen.

  References: "The Last Day" (3-1).

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  Beer

  Beer is best summed up by Kryten as a 'fermented vegetable product',
  flavoured with hops.

  References: "Confidence & Paranoia" (1-5), IWCD Pt. 1 Ch 12,
  LH Pt. 1 Ch 1.

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  Bitter

  Strong, slightly bitter tasting beer, usually served at room temperature.

  References: "Backwards" (3-1).

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  Bourbon

  American Whisky.

  References: LH Pt. 2 Ch 6.

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  Cinzano Bianco

  Italian aperitif particularly disliked by Dave Lister who's pool
  opponents nicknamed him after the drink because once he was on the
  table, you couldn't get rid of him.

  References: "White Hole" (4-4), "Tikka To Ride" (7-1),
  IWCD Pt. 3 Ch 5.

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  Chateau d'Yquem [pronounced Chatto dekkehm]

  Very expensive white wine.

  References: IWCD Pt. 3 Ch 4.

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  Coffee

  Very popular rich, caffeinated hot beverage.

  References: "Future Echoes" (1-2), IWCD Pt. 1 Ch 12,
  IWCD Pt.2 Ch 19, LH Pt. 2 Ch 2, LH Pt. 2 Ch 6.

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  Coke

  The original Cola drink marketed worldwide by the Coca Cola Company.
  The original Cola drink contained coca leaves, cola beans and caramel.

  References: IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 14.

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  Dom Perignon [pronounced Dom Perin-yohn]

  An exclusive brand of Champagne.

  References: IWCD Pt. 3 Ch 5.

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  Glen Fujiyama

  A fictional brand of Whisky. It is supposed to represent a
  future Japanese buy-out of Glenlivet whisky.

  References: IWCD Pt. 1 Ch 8, IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 11, IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 32.

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  Guinness

  Dark, creamy stout beer.

  References: IWCD Pt. 1 Ch 3

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  Lager

  Light, cold beer.

  References: "Confidence & Paranoia" (1-5), "D.N.A." (4-2),
  "White Hole" (4-4), "Legion" (6-2), LH Pt. 2 Ch 3, LOG February 6,
  LOG March 19.

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  Lapsang tea

  Chinese herbal tea leaf.

  References: IWCD Pt. 3 Ch 2.

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  Mango Juice

  The juice of the popular fruit: Mango!

  References: All episodes except 'Dimension Jump', 'Gunmen...'
  and 'Stoke me a Clipper' in the RD theme music, 'Fun in the Sun'.

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  Margarita

  Cocktail made from tequila.

  References: "Out of Time" (6-6), LOG July 9.

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  Martini

  Aperitif.

  References: IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 23.

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  Mezcals

  An Indian hard liquer.

  References: IWCD Pt. 1 Ch 3.

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  Milk

  References: "The End" (1-1), "Kryten" (2-1), IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 16,
  IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 19, IWCD Pt. 3 Ch 3, IWCD Pt. 3 Ch 6, LH Pt. 2 Ch 1,
  LH Pt. 2 Ch 6.

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  Milkshake

  Thick cold drink made with milk and flavoured with the likes of chocolate,
  fruit and vanilla. Lister prefers beer flavoured milkshake, a
  recipe he invented.

  References: "Confidence and Paranoia" (1-5), LOG March 19,
  LOG October 3.

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  Mimosian Telekinetic Wine

  Green coulored liquid you will into your mouth by the power of the mind
  and then telepathically decide on it's taste. (Not available in 20th
  Century shops!).

  References: "Legion" (6-2).

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  Orange Juice

  Juice of orange fruit.

  References: LH Pt. 2 Ch 1.

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  Pepsi

  The world's second biggest Cola drink franchise.

  References: IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 14.

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  Perrier

  Bottled drinking water from the Perrier springs in France.

  References: "Better Than Life" (2-2), "Gunmen..." (6-3).

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  Pina Colada

  Cocktail of rum, coconut and pineapple.

  References: IWCD Pt. 1 Ch 3.

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  Rettib [pronounced Air-ss-tib]

  Bitter on Backwards Earth.

  References: "Backwards" (3-1).

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  Sake [pronounced Saa-kay]

  Japanese wine made of rice.

  References: IWCD Pt. 1 Ch 3, IWCD Pt. 3 Ch 8.

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  San Francisco Earthquake

  ???

  References: IWCD Pt. 1 Ch 12.

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  Tea

  The most popular hot drink in the UK made from refreshing blends of
  tea leaves.

  References: IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 16, IWCD Pt. 2 Ch 18, LH Pt. 2 Ch 6.

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  Tequila

  Mexican spirit made from cactus juice, favoured by the Riviera Kid.

  References: "Gunmen..." (6-3).

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  Urine Recyc

  Recycled urine which resembles Margerita but tastes rather more like
  an unpleasant Dutch lager.

  References: "Out of Time" (6-6).

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  Vimto

  Fruity soft drink widely available in the UK. It's ingredients include
  blackcurrants, raspberries and grapes and is available still or sparkling.

  References: "The Last Day" (3-3).

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  Vodka

  Spirit originating in Russia made from grain.

  References: IWCD Pt. 1 Ch 3.

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  Whisky

  Rough spirit made from cereals.

  References: "Me^2" (1-6), "Gunmen..." (6-3), LH Pt. 2 Ch 6.

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