Gin made from red wood ants


#1

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#2

That’s a hell of a lot of work for a terrible pun.


#3

I guess Them! wouldn’t have been a good name for a brand of alcohol.


#4

This seems like a very elaborate way to get some ants. Ants are everywhere. Why did you need to hire special ant foragers?


#5

They’re Artisanal Ants, of course. Collected by neckbeards using only the most sustainable harvesting techniques. Each ant is given a bath in aromatic herbs and spices (also artisanal) then dunked repeatedly in vodka using tiny tweezers and the utmost care.


#6

I admire their dedication.


#7

What timing. I can’t wait to see how they tie this in with Ant Man.


#8

There is a reasonable chance that we are eventually going to end up eating bugs to survive. Why the rush to get started?


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#10

Formica rufa, the red wood ant, are found in forests around the Northern Hemisphere, and are inspiringly sophisticated creatures. Let’s make some stunt liquor out of them.


#11

there’re some ants running around on my formica. wonder if they’re Formica Rufas.

I really need to clean my kitchen.


#12

At least now we have something to wash it down with and numb ourselves to that very fact!


#13

Maybe you will kick yourself for having waited so long to eat them.


#14

Because delicious (chocolate was involved)

internetz pic cuz I haz no photo


#15

Am I the only one to notice that the formic acid formula, read backwards, makes a lot of sense here?


#16

I tried reading it backwards, but it just made images project from my eyeballs.


#17

Specific species.


#18

Seems like it’s really bugging you?


#19

Who would buy and drink this? I’m curious, but not money-curious. @japhroaig, @TobinL - would you buy a whole bottle of this?


#20

Nope not for 200 quid, too much for my pocket book. I wouldn’t turn down an offered shot of it though.