Quicksand Cocktail

Quicksand Cocktail

Quicksand Cocktail Recipe

In spite of the popularity of the subject in many classic Hollywood films, quicksand has a density of approximately 2 grams per milliliter, compared to the human density of about 1 gram per milliliter, concluding that a human sinking any further in quicksand than waist-level is impossible. Reported deaths due to quicksand are often due to other factors including dehydration or hypothermia.


  • 1/2 ounce black sambuca
  • 4 ounces orange juice


  1. Shake the black sambuca and orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain the contents of the shaker into a cocktail glass, and serve.
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