A complimentary drink at the fairgrounds will remind you of partying in a pit

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First of all, to be clear, no one condones underage drinking here. I just want to point out an experience shared by many New Englanders from their youthful days. I’m talking about pit parties. Woodland festivals. In the middle of nowhere parties on dirt roads. Or sometimes parents are out of town party in house parties.

And we all know that teenagers are idiots. I can say that as a former teenager. Idiots but creative idiots. As teenagers or even 20 year olds old enough to drink, knowledge of how to make a good cocktail was slim. Many relied on light brews or a bit of creativity with the mixers on hand. Fairgrounds Pizza and Pub has concocted a concoction that is completely reminiscent of that time in our lives.

Jungle Juice

Jungle Juice is generally a broad label for a fruity blend of so many things you can’t taste alcohol. It’s not unusual for Jungle Juice to be made in one of those big Gatorade coolers you see on the sidelines of a football game and it’s probably been mixed with a measure. What makes Jungle Juice really dangerous is the fact that it doesn’t taste like alcohol but like fruit punch. Leading to this moment of getting up surprised thinking, “Wow, I’m drunk.”

Fairgrounds Pizza & Pub made their Jungle Juice with the classic Mountain Dew, a Kool-Aid Jammer (yes, the one in the pouch like a Capri-Sun) and Pink Whitney vodka.

While I respect the concoction and can say it’s absolutely delicious, my nearly 32-year-old self never could. Not because I’m too good for it, but because my body would just kick it out before dinner or happy hour.

But to my brave peers who are willing to put up with sugary shakes or my lively 21-year-old friends, head over to Fairgrounds Pizza and Pub and order yourself some Jungle Juice.

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