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Bartender Rob Hertlein pours Bombay Sapphire Gin into a glass as he demonstrates the making of a Sapphire martini at the Mezz Ultra Lounge at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Jan. 30, 2006. Served in a traditional martini glass, the Sapphire martini is made with Blue Curacao, Bombay Sapphire Gin, a splash of dry vermouth and is coated with blue sugar on the rim. The accompanying pair of custom-made blue sapphire and diamond earrings, set in a sterling silver pick, that makes the cocktail sweet. The finished drink sells for $3,000. (AP Photo/Bob Child)

Bombay Sapphire gin is being recalled for having too much alcohol


If you live in Canada, and you're feeling your gin a little more than you should this Friday, relax. It's not you. It might be your drink. 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said that bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin were found to contain 77 percent alcohol, nearly two times the advertised amount of 40 percent, CNN Money reported

Bacardi, which produces Bombay Sapphire, said that approximately 6,000 bottles in Canada might be affected.

"The over proof product inadvertently entered the bottling line during a short period of time -- [up to] 45 minutes -- when [workers] were switching from one bottling tank to another bottling tank," the firm said.

No stories of anyone getting sick due to drinking the gin have been reported. 

The news, however, doesn't appear to be discouraging some from making a purchase.

But it has encouraged a few jokes on Twitter. 

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