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Mudder's Milk was a semi-alchoholic beverage found in the city of Canton on Higgin's Moon.


A specialty from Canton on the outer planet called Higgin’s Moon – where mud is a major export. Mudding’s hard work and this potable is sure to satisfy – all the protein, vitamins and carbs of your grandma’s best turkey dinner. The ancient Egyptians, back on Earth-That-Was used a similar form of beer that they fed the slaves to build their pyramids. It’s liquid bread. Kept them from starving and knocked them out at night so they wouldn’t be inclined to insurrection. Jayne is a fan of the concoction but it is definitely not to Wash’s liking. In Canton is appropriate to raise a toast to the Mudders before downing a glass.



  • 3 “High Protein” Tiger’s Milk bars
  • 1/3 c. unmilled, or Irish, oatmeal
  • 1 c. sarsaparilla (unspiced, unless you are brave)
  • 1/3 c. of the sarsaparilla (for later)
  • 2 bottles of root beer
  • 1 bottle of Yoo-hoo


  • [1.] Unwrap and cut Tiger’s Milk bars into “pinkie-width” pieces. Put pieces and oatmeal into bowl with sarsaparilla and stir. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • [2.] Once sarsaparilla and bits are soaked overnight, take one bottle of root beer and pour into saucepan.
  • [3.] Heat to a simmer. Pour in contents of soaking bowl. Bring back to simmer, stirring until Tiger’s Milk bits soften. Take off heat. Pour in second root beer.
  • [4.] When lukewarm to the touch, pour into blender and purée until smooth. Refrigerate for at least three hours.
  • [5.] To serve, pour in Yoo-hoo, stir lightly, and pour into glasses. Serves three curious individuals, two nutty drunks, or one bloody nutter of a Reaver, who will ask for seconds...