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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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Gurdyroot Infusion (Harry Potter mocktail)
Ingredients:2 oz Orange Juice3 oz Sparkling Red Grape Juice1 oz Ginger Ale1 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.
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Gurdyroot Infusion (Harry Potter mocktail)

Ingredients:
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.

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