Gurdyroot Infusion (Harry Potter mocktail)
2 oz Orange Juice
3 oz Sparkling Red Grape Juice
1 oz Ginger Ale
1 slice of fresh Ginger as a garnish
May is the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts and I thought it would be an opportune time to make a Harry Potter drink! This mocktail is alcoholic free and very easy to mix in large quantities, making it a perfect drink for muggles (or wizards and witches) of all ages at a Harry Potter themed party. For more info on the inspiration behind the drink and to learn how to mix it, check out the video below.
The Pacific Rim Drinks Series!
Planning a K-Day Party? Or maybe you’d just like something appropriately themed to sip on while watching Pacific Rim for the 77th time. Either way, here you’ll find a drink for each of our favorite jaegers, and more!
Everybody’s working for the weekend.
thetadoctor: Sherlock Holmes and John Watson cocktails
1 oz. Top Shelf Vodka (We’re talking about Sherlock. Try Grey Goose or Belvedere)
1 1/2 oz Cranberry Juice
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
Directions: Use a chilled stemmed glass. This drink would look smooth in a Martini Glass. Pour the ingredients in the glass in order. When you add the Blue Curacao, you’ll notice the color smoke into purple. Ah, Science. Optional Cherry Garnish, but don’t over do it. The body is just transport.
The game, Mrs. Hudson, is on!
1/2 oz Light Rum
1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Triple Sec
Directions: The Glass doesn’t matter too much, you’re not trying to show off. Try a stein type shown here, or a Collins Glass. Shake the alcoholic ingredients with ice and strain into the glass. Fill with Orange Juice. You’re allowed to feel fancy, Float some Grand Marnier if you’d like. Add Orange Wheel. The idea is to let them think that you’re innocent, then you can unexpectedly kick them in the face.
Now people will definitely talk.
Drinks created and photographed by Toki.
Emerald Fist (Green Lantern / Injustice: Gods Among Us cocktail)
1/2 oz melon liquor
1/2 oz green sourpuss
1/2 oz limoncello
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Directions: Shake all alcohol, put on rocks in a tall glass, fill with sprite. Garnish with Lime. Begin focusing Willpower.
“In brightest day, in blackest night. No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evils might, beware of my power. The Green Lantern’s light!”
Drink created by EXP Restaurant + Bar. Art by Julianna Kolakis.
Street Fighter Drinks from Capcom Bar in Japan
The official Capcom Bar has a multitude of exciting foods and drinks inspired by video games. While the website doesn’t list the ingredients, you can still soak in the pretty photography and dream of what it feels like to be hit by a Shoryuken.
Ryu’s Hadouken (non-alcoholic)
Guile’s Sonic Boom
M. Bison’s (or Vega, in Japan) Psycho Crusher
Chun-Li’s Jasmine Tea (non-alcoholic)
Girl on Fire (The Hunger Games cocktail)
1.5 ounces white rum
3 ounces mango juice
1 to 2 teaspoon grenadine
Orange zest strip
Directions: From the creator, Khalil Hymore: “Fill a highball glass with ice. Add white rum and mango juice, then add grenadine, allowing it to sink to the bottom of glass. Do not stir; garnish with orange zest and cherry. Of course, with this drink in hand, there’s only one way to toast: May the odds be ever in your favor!”
Drink created and photographed by Khalil Hymore of the Everyday Food Blog.
Colorful enough for the Capitol!
Cave Johnson’s Flaming Lemonade (Portal 2 Cocktail)
10 oz. lemonade
2 oz. limoncello
1 splash Everclear (or other grain alcohol)
1 grain alcohol-soaked lemon wheel
Directions: Cut a lemon wheel and soak it in grain alcohol while you make the drink. Mix the lemonade and limoncello into a tall glass, then float a splash of grain alcohol on top of the drink. Place the lemon wheel on the rim of the glass and ignite the top. Admire your delicious weapon, then extinguish and drink.
“I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!” -Cave Johnson
(Cocktail created and photographed by the Insatiable Geek.)
Must get lemonade for DragonCon…