Two recent developments that I think are connected in a strange way.
Starbucks just came out with a new drink size, the Trenta, where the volume of coffee is bigger than the human stomach. Wow, that’s a lot of caffeine.
In the same vein, there a company out there that’s come up with a 12 oz “Whisky in a Can” product. Yeah, that’s 8 full shots of whisky. In a non-resealable can.
Ok, so my idea is this. Buy the coffee, empty out a little of it and dump in all booze from the can. Instant Scotch coffee. Or Irish coffee. Or rotgut coffee, more likely, given what they’re probably putting in the cans.
Most likely, of course, are some rather nasty side effects.
Don’t try this at home. Some information on potentially dangerous caffeinated alcoholic beverages.
- FDA: Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages
- FDA: Serious Concerns Over Alcoholic Beverages with Added Caffeine
- CDC Fact Sheets: Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages
- FDA calls 7 caffeine-alcohol drinks unsafe
(I first thought of this bizarre connection in response to a post at Tom Levenson’s blog.)