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Unpainted Minis: Caribou Lou

Decision: Should You Drink Caribou Lou at LVO?

 TL;DR:

We're here for a good time, not a long time.

Factor:

Let's start out simple: Caribou Lou is good.  However, as Mr. 9 states so eloquently here, "the only defect is waking up like 'what happened?'" So be responsible with it.  To that end, we want to figure out how to make the most Tech N9ne-accurate Caribou Lou on a smaller scale.  After all, we don't always need a gallon of booze.

First, we have to look at the proportions of the ingredients in the song:
  • Half a bottle of 151 Rum
  • A cup of Malibu Rum
  • Fill the rest of the Jug with Pineapple Juice
We're going to assume a gallon jug here, because that's what's widely available.  Also, having gotten a group of five L5R players (ie. functional alcoholics) extremely drunk off a gallon of Caribou Lou using this recipe, we're confident saying that even at the low relative strength created by using a gallon jug, this stuff will still more than meet your gaming convention needs.

So, given a gallon starting point, we find that the proportions required for Caribou are as follows:

Proportion 1519.91%
Proportion Mali6.21%
Proportion PA83.88%

Again, this seems like a relatively weak drink.  It isn't.  Now, to shrink the gallon jug down to a reasonable size, we just apply these proportions to some common drink sizes: 8oz, 12oz, and 20oz.


ml
8oz 15123.3
8oz Mali14.6
8oz PA197.1


12oz 15134.9
12oz Mali21.9
12oz PA295.7


20oz 15158.5
20oz Mali36.6
20oz PA494.9


These measurements are in ml, and it's likely you don't have an graduated cylinder available.  If we convert over to common measurements, we find that the 20oz Lou is the easiest to make off the cuff.  So here's your go to LVO Lou instructions, using only a bartender's 1oz/2oz jigger (or your eyes - you know about how much a shot is, right?):

2oz (60ml) 151
1oz (30ml) + a splash of Malibu
Fill your 20 oz bottle the rest of the way with Pineapple Juice (500ml - a standard water bottle worth)

Summary: 

The easiest way to accurately produce small batch Caribou Lou is in 20oz portions.  Fortunately, those bottles are easily available almost everywhere.  So go get crunk.

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