DigRat (Twitch Plays Pokemon cocktail)
.75 oz Bourbon
1.5 oz Creme de Cacoa
2.5 oz Root Beer
Twitch Plays Pokemon has become one of the neatest phenomena I’ve seen on the internet. The amount of fan art and content that has come out of it in the few weeks that it has existed is crazy awesome. I simply had to create my own tribute, in drink form, for my newest Geek & Sundry Vlog. Critical Hit Cocktails presents: The DigRat. Earthy ingredients were chosen and served in a cubed glass to represent the digging element of the great/traitorous pokemon and the units of movement in the game. Who was your favorite Pokemon in the generation one Twitch Plays Pokemon playthrough?
Walker’s Blood (The Walking Dead cocktail)
1 oz Bourbon
1 oz Blackberry Brandy
Coca-Cola (to fill)
1 splash Grenadine
Directions: Mix the ingredients in a highball glass. See the video below for more details.
The Walking Dead is back on television. As a native Atlantan, I had to make a drink inspired by the horrible walkers and the city that the TV series takes place in. The mix of southern ingredients and easiness of the recipe make the perfect recipe to drink at camp after a long day of gathering supplies and slaying zombies.
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.