Name your poison? A Snake ‘n’ Shake!

March 27, 2008

snakes-mouth-140.jpgMy personal policy is I don’t drink booze with anything floating in it that I wouldn’t eat. I’ve missed out on some good tequila, but rules are rules.

That brings us to Bayou Bob, of Bayou Bob’s Brazos River Rattlesnake Ranch. Texas authorities say he was selling bottles of vodka with dead baby rattlesnakes.

Now, you’d think it would be pretty hard to GIVE that stuff away, but it seems Bob found folks who would pay $23 a bottle. These must be guys who fail to grasp the concept of displacement; once you cram a 10-inch snake in a bottle, there’s not much room left for vodka.

If you DID buy a bottle, how should you serve Bob’s stuff? My bartender’s guide suggests cocktails such as a “Death Rattle,” a “Fang ‘n’ Tang,” or a refreshing summer drink called “Venom ‘n’ Lemon.”

Related post: Which end of the snake goes in my mouth?

rattlesnake-mouth.jpgNot the same guy: Heart of Texas Snake Handler Jack Bibby dangles rattlesnakes from his mouth in a 2007 file photo REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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A bald guy holding snakes in his mouth. Let’s think about the Freudian implications…

Rapunzel, Rapunzel…
This Lasic surgery stuff sucks!

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

If he’s trying to impress women, wouldn’t it be easier to just dress better?

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Tastes like chicken!

Posted by Nocturnal Bob | Report as abusive

I thought that close crop was actually a candid of Gene Simmons. Thanks for clearing that up!