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Critical Hit Cocktails with Mitch Hutts #2: Mudder’s Milk (Firefly cocktail)

All the protein, vitamins and carbs of your grandma’s best turkey dinner, plus 15 percent alcohol. This version of Mudder’s Milk, the popular drink of the town of Canton, certainly packs it in. A few of these and you’ll wake up married!

For those asking, yes, protein powder can be used as a substitute for the Slim Fast. The general idea is to just thicken up the drink and pack it full of nutrients. 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Geek & Sundry vlogs and let me know your favorite Firefly/Serenity moments in the comments.

insatiable-geek: Kaylee’s Strawberry Cosmo
Ingredients:2 strawberries1 oz. Vodka1/2 oz. Strawberry Liqueur1/2 oz. simple syrupdash of orange juice
Directions: Combine all of the ingredients except the strawberries and orange juice in a cocktail strainer with ice.  Shake until mixed, and strain into a martini glass.  Add the orange juice and garnish with strawberries. Nice and sweet, just like our favorite spaceship mechanic. 
Drink created and photographed by the Insatiable Geek.

insatiable-geekKaylee’s Strawberry Cosmo

Ingredients:
2 strawberries
1 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Strawberry Liqueur
1/2 oz. simple syrup
dash of orange juice

Directions: Combine all of the ingredients except the strawberries and orange juice in a cocktail strainer with ice.  Shake until mixed, and strain into a martini glass.  Add the orange juice and garnish with strawberries. Nice and sweet, just like our favorite spaceship mechanic. 

Drink created and photographed by the Insatiable Geek.

Vera (Firefly cocktail)
Ingredients:2 oz. Bourbon whiskey1/2 oz. Bacardi 1511/2 oz. Sake3/4 oz ginger syrup3-4 dashes Angostura Bitters
Instructions for Ginger Syrup:1 cup of water1 cup of sugar1/2 cup fresh diced GingerIn 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.

Vera (Firefly cocktail)

Ingredients:
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.

Sereni-Tea (Firefly/Serenity cocktail)
Ingredients:1 oz Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka3/4 oz Captain Morgan’s Original Spiced Rum3/4 oz silver tequila3/4 oz gin1 oz sour mixSweet TeaCoca-colaLemon
Directions: Shake all ingredients, except for the sweet tea and cola, with ice and pour in a highball glass.  Top off with an even mix of cola and sweet tea and garnish with a lemon wedge. Toast to the Independents and drink up! This variation of the classic Long Island Iced Tea cocktail is also known as Browncoat Tea.
Mal: How drunk was I last night?Jayne: I don’t know, I passed out. 
Drink created and photographed by Mitch Hutts of The Drunken Moogle.

Sereni-Tea (Firefly/Serenity cocktail)

Ingredients:
1 oz Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
3/4 oz Captain Morgan’s Original Spiced Rum
3/4 oz silver tequila
3/4 oz gin
1 oz sour mix
Sweet Tea
Coca-cola
Lemon

Directions: Shake all ingredients, except for the sweet tea and cola, with ice and pour in a highball glass.  Top off with an even mix of cola and sweet tea and garnish with a lemon wedge. Toast to the Independents and drink up! This variation of the classic Long Island Iced Tea cocktail is also known as Browncoat Tea.

Mal: How drunk was I last night?
Jayne: I don’t know, I passed out.

Drink created and photographed by Mitch Hutts of The Drunken Moogle.