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Nutcracker – Bizarre Underground Liquor Scene

When I first heard about the Nutcracker, I was completely intrigued, but when I got home to do some proper research, I felt the heartburn just thinking about it.

The conversation came up when I saw these bottles at a shop in Queens.  Turns out the owner of the shop also owned the label, so of course I had to find out more.

Nutcracker Bottled

Nutcracker Bottled

Apparently,the Nutcracker is a cocktail sold on the streets and in bodegas (illegally) in Washington Heights and Harlem.  It’s basically a mix of anything cheap, sweet, and alcoholic.  Now do you feel the heartburn?  You can read up more here: NY Times.  Bizarre.