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  • Two things are prominent in my memory for being utterly ghastly.

    The first I called “worm stuff.” It’s what our parents gave me as a kid when they suspected some intestinal wormage. I don’t recall the product name but it was a powder that came in satchets. The powder was disolved in tap water to produce a purple solution that had a uniquely vile taste and smell that filled your mouth, nose, ears and brain. It had my gag reflex going like a ungoverned steam piston *does a little sick in mouth and swallows*

    The second, much more recently ingested was a radiographic contrast agent called Gastrografin. I was started on this about 16 hours before an abodominal CT scan and had to drink glass after glass. Absolutely f-o-u-l. There was a hint of aniseed but that failed to make it remotely palatable. Good lord – my uvula is twitching just thinking about glugging the stuff down.

    Oh and Robinson’s bitter….

    MDMA solution. Truely the worst taste on earth

    bigrich
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    my Nanna used to have Kaolin and morph for stomach upsets. horrible to start with, but so moreish.

    sssimon
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    some Polish drink that tasted like boot polish and old books

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    Badgers Blandford Fly, positively disgusterous

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    Cola.

    Seriously, wtf?

    mrlebowski
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    Lager. Its shite.

    nobtwidler
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    Mushroom tea with ribena OR mushroom tea with thunderbird

    iDave
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    Airag – fermented horse milk – luke warm, fatty, alcoholic, dirt and hair floating in it

    neninja
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    Bleach

    I had glandular fever and my throat wouldn’t stop bleeding so the hospital made me gargle bleach solution several times a day. It made my lips crack and bleed.

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    Some #### once dumped a load of cayene pepper in my brew… oh hang on a moment… that was you Mr Starship.

    On Scout camp many years ago due to an untidy patrol box and a lack of light me and my mate once made an ern of tea with 7 tea bags and a Brillo. Tangy.

    morgs
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    Sambuca. Nuff said.

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    my mate once made an ern of tea with 7 tea bags and a Brillo. Tangy.

    🙂

    ciderinsport
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    A mix of sherry and baileys…. 😯

    PJM1974
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    Tequila *voms*

    At a recent cider festival I was given a suspiciously pale looking liquid in a pint glass that smelled like a tramp’s pee. I’ve never tasted tramps’ pee but I daresay it probably compares favourably with that cider.

    And cinzano. At the tender age of sixteen I managed to get off with an otherwise unfeasibly hot girl at a party who’d been downing the stuff. The taste is still with me twenty one years later.

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    Tis true! The cups were cleaner after the brew than before it*. After a week on camp you could eat or drink anything without fear of causing harm.

    *That bit isn’t true.

    2hottie
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    A cement mixer one drunken night at the pub,

    consists of one measure of Baileys and one measure of Cointreau in same glass.

    Had to drink it but keep the horrid solution in my mouth and swill it for a minute! it turns in to a lovely past hence cement mixer.

    Never again.

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    Had to drink it

    mike_p
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    Stroh 80, some revolting Austrian rum that’s the same alcoholic strengh as aftershave. If you put ice in it the exothermic reaction between the alcohol & water makes the bloody stuff heat up – you can feel it burning all the way as it goes down! Then 15 minutes later the lights go out.

    monksie
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    Semi liquidised charcoal (or close derivative). Happily (in as much you can be happy in these situations), I wasn’t aware of it until afterwards. That was bad enough though.

    ebygomm
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    The first I called “worm stuff.” It’s what our parents gave me as a kid when they suspected some intestinal wormage. I don’t recall the product name but it was a powder that came in satchets

    Pripsen, I’d agree there

    Closely followed by a root beer float, can’t believe anyone would drink that for fun.

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    Barium meal was unpleasant but not horrendous.

    Some ridiculous super strength Polish vodka made me vomit instantly

    The smell of tequila makes me gag and the taste would invoke instant vomit

    Tequila

    Rank stuff – makes me gag.

    Ohh, and that ‘coal’ cough syrup we used to be given as kids.

    GlitterGary
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    +1 for Fosters lager.

    iDave
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    had some cheap mongolian vodka once that didn’t make you feel drunk, but made you feel a wave of toxicity through your body for about 10 minutes. tasted nice though. love tequila.

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    I like Stroh rum! Nice in tea.

    They do a weaker version, yellow label instead of orange IIRC.

    Jaegermeister is vile, as is anything with aniseed.

    Mushroom tea, neat, is probably the worst though.

    IHN
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    Guinness and tomato juice *shudders at memory*

    Rorschach
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    Dr Pepper.

    ebygomm – after all these years (30+) I now know what it’s called.

    Ta 😀

    nosemineb
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    Had some Green tea the other day which my other half then commented that my breath smelt like BO! Other than that probably cod liver oil medicine, I did not like that at all.
    The green tea was perhaps a bit strong and tasted like cigarettes and smelt like it to.

    TimP
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    Campari and Bells whisky. Or just neat Campari

    user-removed
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    +1 to the kids’ worming drink – my mum told me it was milkshake.

    +1 also to mushy brew. The secret is to keep condensing it until it’s the consistency of treacle – at that point, a couple of swallows is enough 🙂

    brakes
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    at a particularly boring party, we decided to make cocktails from the contents of the kitchen cupboard – by far the worst was fosters lager with a chicken stock cube and soy sauce mixer

    xcgb
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    Unicum – in Budapest
    even the name cannot hint at how awful it is

    Tibetan Yak butter tea. A big group of us had it thrust upon us, and everyone that drank it and wasn’t a Tibetan guide was instantly sick. It was pretty exciting.

    Closely followed by some sort of fermented raisin, pigeon blood and mashed antler concoction – also in Tibet.

    Closely followed by Deuchars IPA.

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    Unicum – in Budapest
    even the name cannot hint at how awful it is

    😆

    surlynot
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    1/3rd of a pint of Orkney Skull Splitter at a pub in York.

    Some home made bramble wine that was still fermenting.
    4 or 5 of us sat round, drunk wanting more to booze when someone suggested the demijohn of homebrew in the cupboard
    “Don’t the bubbles mean it’ss till fermenting?”
    “yup, but it means it’s got some alcohol as well”

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