I have been around lots of kids from Newtown High School in Elmhurst Queens lately and it seems their drink of choice or the one that can get them fucked up on $2 or less the best is Four Lokos, its the “IN” drink they refer to it as “liquid crack”. This reminds me of my days in high school over 10 years ago where our drink of choice was Cisco also nicknamed “liquid crack” . I guess each generation has a its own inexpensive way to get fucked up and blackout. Thank god there is always a company willing to make money off getting under age Teens wasted…
Wikipedia Defination of Cisco:
Low-end fortified wines (also called Gutter Punk Champagne, street wine, blockparty breakup, goon, bum wine, bagwine, hobo juice and poverty punch) are inexpensive fortified wines that typically have an alcohol content between 15% and 20% ABV. These wines often contain added sugar, artificial color, and artificial flavor, and are generally consumed solely to induce drunkenness.
Due to their perceived popularity with alcoholics, many such are sold in skid-row liquor stores or online.
Recent Daily News Article on Four Lokos:
Four Loko, the boozy caffeine beverage dubbed “blackout in a can,” has been banned from a New Jersey campus.
Officials at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey are putting the kibosh on the canned drink after 23 students came down with alcohol poisoning and were hospitalized, according to the Associated Press. It’s not just college kids that are getting loaded off the fruity drink. Four Loko, which has an alcohol content of 12%, is popular with by high school students, too. Three Mahwah High School have recently been busted for having the drink or being intoxicated by it, Mahwah Police Chief James Bateli told The Bergen Record. Beyond drunkenness, the beverage was found at the scene of one of the most brutal crimes New York City has seen in recent memory: The recent horrific anti-gay beatings of three Bronx men.One victim was forced to drink 10 cans of the beverage, according to NYPD officials as reported by WPIX.com. Investigators say all the alcohol caused that victim to have only a foggy memory of the attack. The caffeinated malt beverage packs about the same amount of caffeine as a 12-ounce coffee. It comes in a 23.5-ounce can and costs around $2.50. Critics say Four Loko is a dangerous combination, since, like other caffeinated alcoholic drinks, it can keep an inebriated imbiber wide awake. The danger, Alissa Rumsey, RD, at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, told The News, comes from mixing a stimulant (caffeine) with a depressant (alcohol.) “When people combine the two, they tend to not feel the alcohol as much since the caffeine is keeping them more alert,” Rumsey says. “Yet when the caffeine wears off, then the person feels the full effects of the alcohol.”And, she added, while the caffeine can bring on a state of alertness, it does not affect the person’s blood alcohol level.In a study in Addictive Behavior, a scientific journal, Goldberger and Dennis Thombs, a former University of Florida College of Public Health professor, wrote that college-age drinkers who’d had an energy beverage mixed with alcohol stayed in the bars later and tended to think they were capable of driving more often than those who’d only had alcohol. “When you mix caffeine with alcohol, you get problems,” Thombs told the Post-Gazette.The Food and Drug Administration is now getting involved in the alcoholic energy drinks. It’s sent letters to more than two dozen makers of alcoholic energy drinks, asking for information on the safety of combining alcohol with caffeine.Though caffeine is an FDA-approved additive in soft drinks, the agency has not yet made a similar ruling with alcohol.