torpedo juice


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torpedo juice

A low-quality alcoholic beverage made by soldiers during World War II. Grain alcohol was extracted from torpedoes (among other things), hence the expression. I can't drink any more of this torpedo juice, it's disgusting!
See also: juice, torpedo
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Guides tell about sailors making torpedo juice, an alcoholic brew distilled from non-lethal fuels available onboard (the museum sells a non-alcoholic version in the gift shop).