In the winter we used to drink outside behind some abandoned box cars at the freight yard. When we got cold we’d prop the empty beer cases on the ledge and light ‘em on fire. Coke went directly into the light Bacardi pints. If you were brave you’d get Bacardi dark.
The proof was in the proof all right. We would get someone older to buy the liquor for us, and all we knew was Southern Comfort was 100 proof. Jack was 90 back then, and some Bacardi rum was 151 proof. I don’t have any idea how we knew this info. But there we were, skinny kids who would get drunk on a 6 pack of three two beer and we’d have a special occasion, for IE: Saturday, and we’d get the liquor and drink it with coke. The results were predictable. I remember now that we knew about the Bacardi because of HST’s literature. Don’t try it at home kids.