Gae Bolg (Final Fantasy XIV cocktail)
.75 oz Blue Curacao
1.5 oz Bacardi Dragon Berry
5 oz Limeaid
Dragoons have always been one of my favorite classes in Final Fantasy games, and XIV is no exception. To coincide with Geek & Sundry’s own Nika Harper making a REAL Gae Bolg on Arcade Arms, I thought I might create a drink in honor of the legendary spear. This strawberry lime mix, with a hint of curacao, this cocktail is great for a hot summer day after hours of slaying dragons. Check out how to craft the drink in the video below and let me know your favorite Final Fantasy class in the comments!
Spider-Man (Spider-Man shot)
1/3 shot Grenadine
1/3 shot Blue Curacao
1/3 shot Vodka
Directions: In a shot glass, add vodka and grenadine, then layer in the Blue Curacao.
Drink created by Aggressive Comix, as part of their Secret of the Booze video series. Photography by Holly Jo Photo.
Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
.5 oz Bourbon
.75 oz Gin
1 oz Sour Apple Pucker
.5 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
1 Lemon Twist
Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Squeeze your lemon peel above the drink and throw it in. Serve. Drink… but very carefully.
One of the top requested drinks in the comments of each video is the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster from Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. This version of the drink is created by Mitch Hutts for my Geek & Sundry vlog, Critical Hit Cocktails.
Rainbow Road (Super Mario Kart cocktail)
4 oz. Orange juice
½ oz. Gin
⅓ oz. Grenadine
⅓ oz. Rum
3 oz. Vodka
2 splashes Blue Curacao
Directions: Mix orange juice and gin together and pour them into the glass. Then, stir the rum and grenadine together and pour it slowly down the side of the glass - it should settle at the bottom, turning the bottom red and the area immediately above it orange. Mix the vodka and blue Curacao together and then layer it on top of the orange juice. The top should remain blue, but some should settle down to create a green layer. Like Super Mario Kart's toughest course, this drink may be difficult to finish.
A note from the creator:
People! The first Mario Kartgame game out for Super Nintendo 21 YEARS AGO TODAY! Super Mario Kartwas the first time we got to fall into infinite space off the seizure-inducing Rainbow Road. So, we really had no choice but to make this powerful, colorful, easy-to-spill drink:
In addition to taking our inaugural drifts around Rainbow Road, on September 1, 1992 we triggered boos and lightning bolts, played as Koopa Troopa and Bowser, and tied balloons to our karts and shot each other with shells FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. The original game is still a ton of fun, but it’s great to see how much those basic elements have evolved over the last 21 years.
Here, have a taste of the madness! (video below):
Created and photographed by Nintendrunk. Thanks for the submission!