Purple drank is often called lean, also referred to as purple drank or many other names, is an illegal street drug drink, made from mixing prescription-grade cough syrups with concentrated juice and hard candy, then consumed. The mixture originated in Houston, Texas, which is the main metropolitan area in the United States, and is extremely popular among the urban or those who live in the south. In some areas of the United States, it has been linked to days leading up to funerals. The name “pink drank” comes from the color purple, which was also used to create the infamous purple drank in cult movies like Saturday Night Fever. This beverage is often mixed with alcohol to increase the strength and the flavor.
“Lip smack” and “purple drank” are terms that are used to collectively refer to the illegal beverage. Although the two terms are used interchangeably, they are not exactly the same thing. A legal drink of any kind is supposed to contain no more than 2 grams (one-eighth ounce) of sugar, no more than four ounces of straight alcohol (not beer or wine), and no more than eight ounces of clear juice. People can have more than one beverage that contains alcohol, but it is illegal to mix them.
There are many places in the United States, where legal and illegal beverages can be purchased and consumed, as long as they are over the age of twenty-one. In California, for example, it is legal to drink alcohol, but it is illegal to sell it. Although it is legal to consume many foods that are mixed with alcohol, such as rum, vodka, tequila, gin, brandy, and many others, it is illegal to combine them in a mixture that is considered to be an alcoholic beverage. Even if a person were to make a pure grape juice, mix it with sugar, and serve that to someone else, it would still be considered an alcoholic beverage. It can only contain alcohol.
In many places, it is very difficult to find places that serve purple drank that do not sell it mixed with other things, like lemonade or soy milk. However, it is still legal to drink it by drinking it in its entirely without adding any other ingredients. Many people think that purple drank is the same thing as lemonade, but they are not the same. Lemonade is not technically purple drank, either.
Even though it may seem different from other drinks, it is still made by mixing water with a few herbs, spices, and citrus juices, which give it its distinctive taste. Many people confuse it with jasmine tea, which is not tea at all, but a beverage made with leaves of jasmine, often flavored with ginger or cardamom. These drinks are not usually made to contain alcohol.
Because there are so many people who love purple drank, you may want to make a number of them in order to have several types around for guests to enjoy. You can find purple drank in stores or online or even make it yourself. If you want to make it yourself, you need a good supply of purple malt liquor, teas, and citrus juices such as lime and grapefruit. You also need some sugar, an English strain of yeast, and lavender oil. These supplies should be easily available from any health food store or grocery store.