The Top Gear smoothie is a cocktail created by Jeremy Clarkson using a custom-built food blender powered by a Corvette V8 engine. It was originally conceived as a "man's drink", consisting of masculine ingredients including raw beef on the bone, several chillies, Bovril, an entire bottle of Tabasco sauce, and a brick; added by Jeremy at the end "for extra bite". When blending it, the lid came loose, splashing most of the concoction everywhere and spilling the leftover Bovril from the table.

Whilst trying it afterwards, Richard Hammond suggested the name "Desperate-Shag-In-A-Skip" and "Quick-One-Round-The-Back-Of-The-Dust-Cart" for it as Jeremy served it. Likewise, James May actually tried some of the concoction, and after a delayed and visibly negative reaction to the taste, suggested that the "Bloody Awful" would be more appropriate.


  • Richard and James's suggested names for the Smoothie, the Desperate-Shag-In-A-Skip, "Quick-One-Round-The-Back-Of-The-Dust-Cart" and the Bloody Awful, are references to two real-life cocktails- the Sex on the Beach and the Bloody Mary.
  • Worcester sauce can also be seen on the table as the Smoothie is being made, but is not shown to have been used in its creation.

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