According to Wikipedia,
"Seeing pink elephants" is a euphemism for drunken hallucination, caused by alcoholic hallucinosis or delirium tremens. The first recorded use of the term is by Jack London in 1913, who describes one sort of alcoholic in the autobiographical John Barleycorn as "the man whom we all know, stupid, unimaginative, whose brain is bitten numbly by numb maggots; who walks generously with wide-spread, tentative legs, falls frequently in the gutter, and who sees, in the extremity of his ecstasy, blue mice and pink elephants. He is the type that gives rise to the jokes in the funny papers."Since I believe everything I read on the internet and I'm not a big fan of Jack London, sounds reasonable to me.
Attendees of the convention in Minnesota next week will be happy to learn that National Geographic has completely debunked the myth of the elephant in the wild getting drunk on fermented fruit.
Those wishing to see elephants drunk in an unnatural setting, say St. Paul, will be happy to learn that it would take approximately a half-gallon of ethanol to get an elephant drunk, according to National Geographic. Or the number of shots to get through an Obama speech.
The Webtender has five elephant drinks for the occasion next week. Enjoy the convention.
1. Elephant Lips (Ordinary Drink. Alcoholic.)
Ingredients: Dark rum, Creme de Banane, Lemon juice
2. Elephant Shake (Milk / Float / Shake. Alcoholic.)
Ingredients: Vanilla ice-cream, Milk, Amarula Cream
3. Pink Elephant Ears (Punch / Party Drink. Alcoholic.)
Ingredients: Vodka, Pink lemonade, Lime, Ice
4. Pink Elephant (Ordinary Drink. Alcoholic.)
Ingredients: Grenadine, Gin
5. Pink Elephants On Parade (Cocktail. Alcoholic.)
Ingredients: Vodka, Pink lemonade, Sugar, Midori melon liqueur
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