The Drunken Moogle

Star-Lord (Guardians of the Galaxy mocktail)
Ingredients:1 habanero Pepper 1.5 oz Ginger Beer 3 oz Strawberry Orange Juice 1 oz Pineapple Juice 
Peter Quill, the loveable badass, is the inspiration behind this drink. I wanted to make something that packed a hard punch, but was still kind of sweet and I feel the ingredients convey his character quite well. The spicy habanero plays nicely with the pineapple and the ginger, giving this mocktail a strangely satisfying aftertaste. Check out the video below to see how to make it. If you’d like to add a bit of alcohol, I suggest a shot of tequila!
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Suggested music: Awesome Mix #1

Star-Lord (Guardians of the Galaxy mocktail)

Ingredients:
1 habanero Pepper 
1.5 oz Ginger Beer 
3 oz Strawberry Orange Juice 
1 oz Pineapple Juice 

Peter Quill, the loveable badass, is the inspiration behind this drink. I wanted to make something that packed a hard punch, but was still kind of sweet and I feel the ingredients convey his character quite well. The spicy habanero plays nicely with the pineapple and the ginger, giving this mocktail a strangely satisfying aftertaste. Check out the video below to see how to make it. If you’d like to add a bit of alcohol, I suggest a shot of tequila!

Video:

Suggested music: Awesome Mix #1

Party of the Planeswalkers, presented by Magic: The Gathering at San Diego Comic Con 2014

Are you at SDCC today and still looking for a good party to attend tonight with friends? Check out the MTG Party of the Planeswalkers! I’m very happy to announce that the drink menu will include mana and Geek & Sundry’s Spellslingers themed cocktails by Mitch Hutts of Critical Hit Cocktails and The Drunken Moogle!

When: Friday, 8:30 PM EST, July 2014
Where: Jolt’n Joe’s, 379 4th and J Street in the Gaslamp Quarter, a block away from the convention center.
Who: 21+ please.

Kaneda (Akira cocktail)
Ingredients:.75 oz Maker’s Mark Whisky 1.5 oz After Shock1 splash of lemon juiceTop with Club Soda
In this episode of Critical Hit Cocktails, I take a look back at Akira, the incredibly influential anime and manga from the 80s. The drink is powerful, spicy, and of course red. 
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Kaneda (Akira cocktail)

Ingredients:
.75 oz Maker’s Mark Whisky
1.5 oz After Shock
1 splash of lemon juice
Top with Club Soda

In this episode of Critical Hit Cocktails, I take a look back at Akira, the incredibly influential anime and manga from the 80s. The drink is powerful, spicy, and of course red. 

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The Aloha ‘Oe (Space Dandy cocktail)

Ingredients:3oz Passion fruit puree
1 1/2oz Pineapple Juice
1oz Dark Rum
1oz Southern Comfort
1/2oz Orange Curacao
2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Large cup of Ice

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend for 5-8 seconds (you don’t want it too finely blended or else it will melt and dilute too quickly). Pour into a Collins glass and garnish with an orange wheel and a cherry (Optional: add dry ice for effect!)

Drink created and photographed by Eddie Strickland.

The Aloha ‘Oe (Space Dandy cocktail)

Ingredients:
3oz Passion fruit puree
1 1/2oz Pineapple Juice
1oz Dark Rum
1oz Southern Comfort
1/2oz Orange Curacao
2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Large cup of Ice

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend for 5-8 seconds (you don’t want it too finely blended or else it will melt and dilute too quickly). Pour into a Collins glass and garnish with an orange wheel and a cherry (Optional: add dry ice for effect!)

Drink created and photographed by Eddie Strickland.