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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!

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Suggested music: Awesome Mix #1

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.

Gae Bolg (Final Fantasy XIV cocktail)
Ingredients:.75 oz Blue Curacao1.5 oz Bacardi Dragon Berry5 oz Limeaid1 Twizzler
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!
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Gae Bolg (Final Fantasy XIV cocktail)

Ingredients:
.75 oz Blue Curacao
1.5 oz Bacardi Dragon Berry
5 oz Limeaid
1 Twizzler

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!

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Blackout (Watch Dogs cocktail)
Ingredients:2 oz Blackberry Brandy1 dash Triple Sec1 dash Lavender BittersTop with Champagne 
Knock out the city lights and get lost in this Watch Dogs drink. Inspired by the game’s setting and use of hacker tools, the Blackout is a take on the classic Chicago cocktail. Just don’t have too many, or you’ll find out the second reason it’s named Blackout! Check out the video below to see how to make it. For more geeky drink videos, make sure to subscribe to the Geek & Sundry Vlogs channel. Last week I was at E3! Check out some of the games and sights on my E3 video. 

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Blackout (Watch Dogs cocktail)

Ingredients:
2 oz Blackberry Brandy
1 dash Triple Sec
1 dash Lavender Bitters
Top with Champagne 

Knock out the city lights and get lost in this Watch Dogs drink. Inspired by the game’s setting and use of hacker tools, the Blackout is a take on the classic Chicago cocktail. Just don’t have too many, or you’ll find out the second reason it’s named Blackout! Check out the video below to see how to make it. For more geeky drink videos, make sure to subscribe to the Geek & Sundry Vlogs channel. Last week I was at E3! Check out some of the games and sights on my E3 video

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