My cousin is my plug. He’s my go-to guy when I feel like a night (or day *don’t judge me *) of drinks and loud music. He brings me up to speed with the latest bars, joints and soccer viewing centres.
So we’re cruising around for our occasional fix and he goes
“Babe, last night was wiiiiiild”.
I’m curious to death so obviously I want to hear all about the wildness of the night before. He continues “Myself and *other standup guy we both know and love* found this joint in the area and we had this drink “Skushi”. I asked a few questions and was instantly discouraged when he told me it is basically a hand mixed concoction with no precise measurements. That basically ended the conversation. I forgot all about Skushi and went about my business until it again made its way to my consciousness.
I was on my phone when my (self-appointed) favorite uncle interrupted. “Aburo, are you too drinking this skushi thing that’s trending now?” That caught my attention. Even my uncle knew about this drink. What about it was so topic worthy?
So this article was born out of an attempt to quell my raging curiosity and save you the trouble of doing your own research. You’re welcome.
I immediately hit up my cousin. I wanted to know more about the wild night he’d mentioned.
“A private bar/viewing centre in the area we both live”.
What’s in it?
“It’s a few parts zobo (a sweet drink made mainly from dried hibiscus flowers), alcohol, codeine (as in cough syrup), may or may not include marijuana (weed) and some other stuff, don’t know don’t care”.
How does it taste?
That’s not very helpful, bruv.
“Well sorry, but it tasted awesome”
What does it do to you different than any other drink?
“For one, I felt the high like seconds after downing it. It wasn’t a clumsy type of high, just great. I ordered a 75cl bottle and was only about half way through before I felt like I had to go to sleep immediately. I had been drinking other stuff alongside anyway”
(major “confounder” alert!!)
What was it like afterwards? Did you have some type of hangover?
“I woke up about 12 noon the next day, absolutely blind”.
“Yup. Like I could see but I couldn’t make out any specifics. I started to panic. Then I got the bright idea to rinse my eyes with ice cold water. That helped. I got dressed and went out for some more”
So, “Skushi” was a mix of merriment that could potentially cause you to temporarily lose your sight. Noted. But that was still just one person’s account. I needed to speak to more people.
(I hit up other standup guy)
Hey, so this “Skushi” drink right, tell me about it
How do you mean?
“You take a few sips and then you want to be alone with someone’s daughter.”
What’s in it? Do you know?
“Definitely codeine and weed”
Do you get hangovers?
“Just really deep sleep and I feel like I can probably take on a lion and win
when I’m high on it. You should quit asking all these questions and just try it already”
(So, I had to do it myself)
I was absolutely unsatisfied with what I’d learned from them about “Skushi” . I needed to sacrifice myself for the good of science, like so many great scientists before me had done. So I hit up my cousin and got sipping.
The taste: Definitely tasted like a mix of “zobo” and cough syrup. It actually didn’t taste half bad.
What was in it: I asked the guy at the bar, he said Codeine, “zobo” and alcohol. No weed included.
How did It make me feel: Incredibly sleepy! I didn’t have more than half a 75cl bottle but I couldn’t keep my eyes open about 30 minutes after. I actually slept off mid conversation with my uncle *sorry Uncle*
I woke up the next morning at about 9:30am after falling asleep around 8:00pm. I was already really exhausted from a party we’d had at our house earlier, so that may be a “confounder”
There really isn’t one. “Skushi” is the new popular “kid on the block” of drinks and the only ingredients anyone has admitted to it containing are codeine, alcohol, weed and zobo.
Side effects include: a really great high, restful sleep, temporary blindness, a desire for someone’s daughter (or son) and in some cases, absolutely nothing.
Like with any other substances of abuse, I’ll say ‘party responsibly people.’
PS: TomNetwork (or any of its affiliates) does not in any way endorse/support/promote the consumption of “skushi”. This is purely an informative article.