PURPLE DRANK - Popularized in late 90s rap scene, Purple Drank's been brewed by teens at home for decades. By adding cough syrup w/codeine to a soft drink and candy (usually Sprite, Jolly Ranchers), tweens and teens create what they consider a quick remedy for tension, anxiety, aggression. Drink made with over-the-counter meds with DM (dextromethorphan - in large doses causes hallucinations). ONE use can be lethal to inexperienced user. Side effects include slowed breathing, nausea…
Dangerous Teen Fads --Purple Drank is a legal and lethal concoction of Sprite, Jolly Ranchers and codeine cough syrup. Rappers, hip-hop artists and pro athletes have made this fad cool and brought it into the mainstream. There’s even a style of music for “leaners” to listen to -- it’s slowed down to mirror the effects of the drink, which are unresponsiveness, lethargy, hallucination and a slow-mo zombie feeling.
Sizzurp, also known as purple drank, syrup, or Texas tea, is a combination of prescription strength cough syrup with 7-Up or a similar fruit-flavored soda and dissolved hard candy, such as jolly ranchers. Sometimes users add alcohol or crushed painkillers for an even stronger high. The main ingredient is the codeine and promethazine based prescription cough syrup and it produces a euphoric effect.
Grateful Dead...1 oz Vodka, 1 oz Gin, 1 oz Tequila Silver, 1 oz White Rum, 1 oz Triple Sec, 3 oz Lemon Lime Soda. Shake, strain in hurricane glass. Add 1 oz Blue Curaçao on one side, 1 oz Raspberry Liqueur on other.
"I started smoking marijuana in my late teens," James Garner wrote in his memoir. "I drank to get drunk but ultimately didn’t like the effect. Not so with grass. Grass is smooth. It had the opposite effect from alcohol: it made me more tolerant and forgiving."