- Melody ST.
- Rendering of jungle juice by Melody ST.
Recently, a recipe called Aurora Jungle Juice went viral online. The drink, originating from The Campus Companion's party lab, calls for tonic water, gin or vodka, pink lemonade and a black light. The accompanying photograph featuring sparkling blue and pink liquid being poured from a bottle isn't exactly how it comes out in real life. We took the recipe into our "party lab" to see what aurora jungle juice really looks like under the black light.
Ingredients from original recipe
Adjust this recipe based on how much punch you'd like
2 liters Gin or Vodka
9 Liters Tonic Water
3-4 Bottles Roses Mojito Passion, OR 3-4 Canisters of Pink-Lemonade Concentrate
Mix everything except the ice together. Add ice at the latest possible moment.
- Arielle Stevenson
- First attempt, a cheap black light that was really just a purple light bulb failed to illuminate as promised.
First attempt: I used pink lemonade concentrate because it is cheaper and I am cheap. I also used a cheap dollar store black light bulb. Overall? The attempt failed miserably. The drink is pink in natural light. In my blacked-out bathroom, the cheapo black light didn't do anything. Tonic water should illuminate in black light no matter what, but this just looked like purple light on a pink drink.
Second attempt: After a trip to the hardware store, where I purchased a "real" black light for $5, the tonic water was glowing. With all the ingredients together, it glowed aquamarine with a little bit of pink. Success! The drink doesn't look anything like the obviously doctored photograph (which received no credit from any of the blogs shared online by the way, shout out to Melody ST
), but adding the ice did stir up some extra light movement. Still, this drink is a great party drink and very tasty.