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.
Whispy Woods (Kirby’s Dream Land cocktail)
12 oz. bottle Angry Orchard Dry Apple Cider
1 oz. Bourbon whiskey
1 tsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Sour cherry syrup
Garnish with apple slice and sour cherry
Directions: Stir all liquid ingredients in a tall glass with ice and then garnish with fruit. You’ll be able to finish it off really easily (not unlike Kirby’s first boss battle).
A note from the creator (nintendrunk):
We’re introducing a new recurring feature celebrating the 21st birthdays of some of the great Nintendo games of all time. Today marks the 21st anniversary of the release of Kirby’s Dream Land on Game Boy! To celebrate, we created a drink based on that villainous apple tree who became a staple of the franchise: Whispy Woods!
On August 1, 1992 we got to use warp stars, spicy curry, and maximum tomatoes for the first time. While Kirby was still white and didn’t have his copying abilities yet, he could destroy enemies with powerful vocal blasts through a microphone and get amped on mint leaves. In addition to Kirby and Whispy Woods, we also met Waddle Dee, Kracko, and King Dedede.
For those of you who want to revisit some of that historic Kirby charm along with your drink, here’s a little taste of 1992:
Created and photographed by Nintendrunk. Thanks for the submission!
Axton / The Commando (Borderlands 2 cocktail)
1.5 oz Bourbon
.5 oz Southern Comfort
.5 oz Lemon juice
1 teaspoon Runny honey
1 sprig Lemon balm
Directions: Fill an old fashioned glass/rocks glass with ice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the bourbon, southern comfort, lemon juice and runny honey to the cocktail shaker and shake. Strain over the ice in the old fashioned glass/rocks glass and garnish with a sprig of lightly bruised lemon balm.
"YOU get a bullet! And YOU get a bullet! EVERYBODY gets a bullet!"
Drink created and photographed by Manuka Cliffe.
The Psychotic Biotic - Jack (Mass Effect cocktail)
8 ml Vodka
8 ml Whiskey (Jack Daniels is recommended)
8 ml Bourbon
6 ml Red Bull
Habanero Tabasco Sauce
Directions: Coat the insides of a shot glass with the hot sauce, then layer in the ingredients as listed. Jack packs quite a punch. Don’t take her lightly.
Drink created and photographed by Save Game. Check them out for more Mass Effect drinks, as well as their excellent commentary for each drink/squadmate.
Vera (Firefly cocktail)
2 oz. Bourbon whiskey
1/2 oz. Bacardi 151
1/2 oz. Sake
3/4 oz ginger syrup
3-4 dashes Angostura Bitters
Instructions for Ginger Syrup:
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup fresh diced Ginger
In a pot or large pan, add the water, sugar, and half of the ginger in the beginning. Boil for 1-2 minutes while mixing. Then add the other half once the first batch gets mushy. This makes it nice and spicy. Let sit until everything is nice and syrupy, then remove from the stove and let cool.
Directions: Add ginger syrup and bitters to an Old Fashioned Glass. Next add the rum and whiskey. Fill with cubed ice then float the Sake on top. Before drinking, give the glass a quick swirl to lightly distribute Sake.
Note from the creator:
I figured if Jane would drink a cocktail, it would be one of the original and manliest of cocktails, and Old-Fashion. But in the Firefly universe, American and Chinese cultures have mixed, so I felt it needed an Asian twist. This is where the ginger syrup and Sake comes in. The Bacardi 151 bumps the manliness factor of this drink up by giving a much higher alcohol content, plus the Bacardi gives an extra spicy, smokey flavor. Enjoy yourself a Vera.
"This is my very favorite gun… I call it Vera" -Jayne Cobb
Drink created and photographed by Eddie Strickland.