Mutagen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cocktail)
1.5 oz Pineapple Rum
0.5 oz Midori
2oz aloe Mango Drink
1 Bag of Green Pop Rocks
Half a Lime wedge
Directions: First Rim glass with your green pop rocks. (also Green dyed sugar also works) Add Midori, Pineapple Rum, and Aloe Mango drink into mixing glass and poor into glass over ice. Then add your garnish and drink to mutate. To make the turtle garnish take half a lime and add 5 tooth picks, 1 for each appendage (2 arms 2 legs and 1 head).
Drink created by Aggressive Comix, as part of their Secret of the Booze video series. Photography by Holly Jo Photo.
Doctor Who Mocktails by EXPBarOnline
Gallifrey Double Sunrise:
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Lime Juice
Directions: Fill a tall glass to the brim with ice and pour in the lime and pineapple juice. Fill with orange juice and stir gently. Gently pour grenadine inside the glass and let it sink to the bottom of the glass. Garnish with two oranges. Sip and watch Gallifrey’s two beautiful suns rise.
___Regeneration Energy:Ingredients:4 parts Sprite4 parts Red Bull1 part Pineapple JuiceDirections: Pour all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake gently. Strain into a tall glass with plenty of ice and serve. Brace yourself for the oncoming storm of regeneration.___A note from the creators:
First up the Gallifrey Double Sunrise! A sweet and tart cocktail with a cherry kick to it that rounds it out very nicely.
Second up Regeneration Energy! Sometimes you just need to sit back, recover and regain yourself. What better way to do that then with time lord energy? this has a very sweet and understated taste that will give you the energy to keep on going through waves of daleks.
“There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.” -The 10th Doctor
Drinks created and photographed by EXPBarOnline.
Borderlands 2 Cocktails
25 ml Dark Rum
25 ml Spiced Rum
50 ml Whiskey
300 ml Ginger Beer
Directions: This drink requires dual wielding. In two separate tumbler glasses, mix your chilled ginger beer and whiskey. Float the spiced and dark rums on top and serve.
30 ml Vodka
25 ml Jagermeister
175 ml Coke
Directions: Mix the vodka and Jagermeister in a highball glass over ice, then add the Coca-Cola on top.
25 ml Blue Curacao
25 ml Lychee Liqueur
100 ml Peach flavored Water
25 ml Chambord/Berry Liqueuer
Directions: Mix your lychee liqueur and Chambord in shot glass. Place the shot glass inside a martini glass, for a high vantage point. Shake the blue curacao and peach flavored water with ice. Strain into the martini glass, for your fire-resistant Maliwan Grace skin.
25 ml Gin
200 ml Lemon Lime Soda
25 ml Kahlua
10 ml Vodka
15 ml Cream
Cocoa to garnish
Directions: Mix the lemon lime soda and gin in a short glass with ice. For the Commander’s “gun turret”, mix a miniature White Russian cocktail in a tall shot glass. Serve together and lead your team to victory.
James Dance of Loading has created a ton of cocktails inspired by some of the top games of 2012. We’ll be posting the rest this week but if you want to see them all now you can check out the article on The Guardian. Photography by Will Edgecombe.
- 6 oz - Mountain dew
- 3 oz - Orange juice (the fresher the better)
- .5 oz - grenadine
- pour all ingrediants in a tall glass over ice
- stir gently
To kick off Designated December we have The Kirby!!
a light, bubbly, fruity drink that is easy going and delicious. If mixed properly it has a nice pink hue to it and is a little bubbly, just like the pink ball that won all our hearts two decades ago. Now this drink has a very understated taste to it that any designated driver will enjoy while staying responsible.
“Your spirit is willing but your pink flesh is weak” ~ Meta knight
Hitman: Absolution cocktails from Loading, featuring Absolut Vodka
1 part Silver Tequila
1 part Gin
1 part White Rum
1 part Triple Sec
Lemon Lime soda
Fresh Lime Juice
plus 1 choice of
Head Shot: 1 part Absolut 100 Proof Vodka
Cut Down: 1 part Absolut Citron Vodka
Drowned: 1 part Absolut Peach Vodka
Bured: Absolut Peppar
Directions: Choose your “death” ingredient. Mix all alcoholic ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir. Pour the mixture into a highball glass over ice. Top with the lemon lime soda and fresh lime juice. Drink up and watch your back.
Loading created these drinks for the release of Square-Enix’s game Hitman Absolution.
With a franchise as iconic as Hitman we had plenty to work with and decided we wanted to capture the variety of kill styles and create a set of drinks that took on both the visual style and classic themes of the Hitman series… but first we needed a ‘victim’.
In this case, the victim is a rather delicious Tokyo Ice Tea, a blend of five spirits; Tequila, Gin, Rum, Triple Sec (traditionally you’d have Kiwi but Triple Sec or Cointreau is easier to source) and Absolut vodka (almost a pun) - which represents the fifth instalment in the series of course. The drink is then ‘finished off’ with lemonade and fresh lime.
So having settled on the unlucky target, we went to our long-suffering photographer Will (check out his blog here) and explained the multiple ways in which we would like to assassinate our beverage. After recovering from this initial confusion about the idea, he took to the idea with aplomb and we found four potential methods of execution.
The studio was an interesting place to be that day, with glasses of booze meeting air rifles and samurai swords… it was messy - but an awful lot of fun. Seven glasses lost their lives that day for a total of four final images, which although a fairly good ratio, clearly wouldn’t be seen as acceptable by a certain bar-oded agent…
To really draw attention to the (borderline offensively) bad ‘Abosolut’ semi-pun, we used different flavours of the Swedish spirit for each image.
The Pumpkin King (The Nightmare Before Christmas shot)
1 teaspoon Pumpkin pudding (or butterscotch pudding if you can’t find pumpkin)
1 oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
Directions: Mix both ingredients and pour into a shot glass (Feel free make a bulk batch). If the mixture isn’t thick enough, add some heavy whipping cream. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. After refrigeration, top with whipped creme and a piece of candy corn. Enjoy during Halloween, Christmas, or any other time you see fit!
Drink created by Aggressive Comics, as part of their Secret of the Booze video series. Photography by Holly Jo Photo.
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ifeelthecosmos: Gerudo (Legend of Zelda cocktail)
1 1/2 oz Scotch Whiskey
3/4 oz Blood orange juice
3/4 oz Cherry Herring
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 - 2 tsp Espresso
2 Dashes Angostura bitters
Directions: Brew espresso according to instructions, let cool. Shake all ingredients with ice.
A note from the creator:
A riff on the classic Blood and Sand cocktail. I recommend an extremely robust espresso brew to help cut the sweetness of this cocktail.
Tanooki Tonic (Super Mario Bros. 3 cocktail)
1 part Kahlua
1 part Baileys Irish Creme
1 part Brandy
Directions: Chill ingredients and layer in a tall glass. Kahlua first, then Baileys, then brandy. Drink, serve, then fly away. According to Mel, the drink is sweet but deceiving just like a trickster tanooki!
Drink created and photographed by Mel the Office Gamer Girl.