Tschunk

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Tschunk
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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"

Milieu[edit]

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 as well.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Häusler: Tschunk. http://tschunk.org/?en. Bremen, 29.12.2013.
  2. ^ Judith Horchert: Hacker-Kongress 30C3: Ein Fall für die Chaospatinnen. On: Spiegel online, http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/chaospatinnen-betreuung-fuer-den-ersten-besuch-beim-hackerkongress-a-941117.html, 28.12.2013 – 18:46 Uhr