Popplers & Slurm: Zwei Rezepte auf Futurama-Basis

Jason Henninger von Tor.com erfindet Rezepte, die auf Science-Fiction basieren. Bislang kamen dabei Rezepte nach den Serien Farscape und Babylon 5 bei raus, beides Serien, die ich nicht wirklich auf dem Schirm habe. Heute aber widmet er sich Futurama und erfindet ein Rezept für Slurm, dem suchtgefährdendem Drink aus dem Sekret der außerirdischen Schneckenkönigin, und eins für die Popplers, die wie Hackfleischbällchen aussehen, tatsächlich aber Aliens von Omicron Persei 8 sind.

When I thought of making Futurama food, two choices stuck out in my mind: Popplers and Slurm. Slurm is a highly addictive soda made of the secretions of a giant alien slug queen. In re-creating Slurm, I had to marry the two concepts of Mountain Dew (which Slurm is pretty obviously based on) and royal Slurm Queen slug-jelly.

My first attempt was a mix of soda and lime Jell-O, which my daughter loved but I thought tasted like bubbly Pine-Sol. The second method was much better. Pineapple soda is really only recognizable as pineapple when it’s yellow. When green, it might as well be from another planet. Though I don’t usually like to use food coloring (I think it’s cheating), I felt it was necessary here.

Slurm

One 2-liter bottle of pineapple-flavored soda (room temperature)
1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
A few drops of blue food coloring

Pour a cup of soda into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Take it off the heat and stir in the gelatin until totally dissolved. Add in one cup of room temperature soda and mix it well. Allow it to cool about ten minutes. Put the bottle of soda in the sink, as it will foam up when you add the gelatin liquid. Using a funnel, pour the mixture back into the bottle. When the frothing subsides, add the food coloring, just a couple drops until the soda is light green. Re-cap and refrigerate a couple hours. The result is a green, sweet, strangely thickened, lightly carbonated beverage.
I recommend mixing equal parts Slurm and vodka to make a Slurmtini. Garnish with a slivered gummi worm.

Science Fiction Cuisine: Eat Up, Meatbags!