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Wake-Up Juice

Wake-up juice in preparation.

"Joey! Let's make some wake-up juice."
— Chester to his assistant Joey
"The bartender grinned and waved a young man over to the bar. / 'Joey,' he instructed, 'get me some tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper, chili peppers and mustard seed.' / The young fellow nodded and ran into the back room, as the bartender reached behind the polished wooden shelf and pulled out a bottle of vinegar and part of an onion. His helper rushed back with an armful of jars and bottles and dumped them on the bar. The bartender whistled tunelessly as he mixed all of it in a beer glass, then glanced up at Marty. / 'In ten minutes,' the barkeep remarked cheerfully, 'he'll be as sober as a priest on Sunday.' "
—From Back to the Future Part III by Craig Shaw Gardner (quote, page 163)
"The bartender leaned over the bar, handing Marty both the glass, which was now filled with a uniform, vile brown liquid, and a clothespin. / 'Put the clothespin over his nose,' the bartender instructed. 'When he opens his mouth, pour it down his gullet. Then stand back.' / Marty did as he was told, placing the clothespin over the bridge of Doc's nose, effectively closing off his nasal passages. The sleeping Doc opened his mouth to gulp in air. In a single fluid motion, Marty poured the contents of the glass into Doc's gullet."
—From Back to the Future Part III by Craig Shaw Gardner (quote, page 163)

Wake-up juice was a type of drink created by Chester and Joey at the Palace Saloon in 1885 as an antidote to alcohol, which Emmett Brown was forced to drink after passing out from drinking whiskey.

According to the novelization, it contained green pepper juice,[1] tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper, chili peppers, onions, and mustard seeds.[2] However, in the movie, only five ingredients are mixed together and no chili peppers are added to the drink. It caused Doc to immediately wake up, run outside, and dunk his head in the horse trough (which Chester had earlier told "Clint Eastwood" was the only place to get a drink of water at the saloon).

Chester had to administer it to Doc when he took a drink on July 4 and again on September 7.


Notes and references

  1. The first item Chester pours into the mug; you can see them in the bell jar in the images from the movie.
  2. Back to the Future Part III novelization

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