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Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Commonly used ingredients
Preparation Dice limes, put them together with the brown sugar into a high glass and crush both. Add crushed ice and pour the rum and the mate over it. Add a straw

Tschunk or chunk [ˈtʃʊnk] is the name of a German cocktail consisting of Club-Mate and white or brown rum.[1] It is usually served with limes. The edge of the glass may be covered with salt. As Club-Mate contains plenty of caffeine and sugar, the alcohol expedites the effect of the caffeine,[citation needed] thus the drink has a bracing impact.

Pronunciation and Origin[edit]

The vowel in tschunk is pronounced like [u] ("oo"); there is no connection to the English word chunk. The cocktail was originally served in the "Club Forschung" (German for research club) in Rosenthaler Straße, Berlin.[citation needed] The club was also known as "Club for-chunk"


Like Club-Mate, the chunk is a typical drink within European hacker culture and can often be found at scene typical events or locations like the Chaos Computer Club[2] or c-base. It's also a typical party-drink at German universities,[citation needed] because of the huge amount of caffeine. As a result of the international audience, today it can be found in other countries such as the United States and Canada.[3] as well.[citation needed]


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