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Serrice Ice Brandy (Mass Effect cocktail)
Ingredients:1.5 fl oz Vodka (or Soda Water if you want to lessen the alcohol)1/4 fl oz Apricot Brandy1/2 fl oz Blue Curaçao1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice Ice 
Garnish:1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar1-2 Teaspoons WaterRed Food Colouring Wedge of Lime 
Making the Garnish: Place the sugar in a small container and add the water with a few drops of red food colouring. Shake the container to mix the colour and dye the sugar red. Rub a wedge of lime around the rim of the glass then dip the glass into the sugar to coat it.
Making the Drink: Pour all the ingredients into the cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake it up until chilled. Add a few cubes of ice to the prepared glass, pour and drink upon defeating the Reapers.

Dani from Gourmet Gaming created and photographed this drink for Mogtoberfest! The drink was inspired by Dr. Chakwas’ favorite tipple from the Mass Effect series. 

Serrice Ice Brandy (Mass Effect cocktail)

Ingredients:
1.5 fl oz Vodka (or Soda Water if you want to lessen the alcohol)
1/4 fl oz Apricot Brandy
1/2 fl oz Blue Curaçao
1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
Ice 

Garnish:
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1-2 Teaspoons Water
Red Food Colouring
Wedge of Lime 

Making the Garnish: Place the sugar in a small container and add the water with a few drops of red food colouring. Shake the container to mix the colour and dye the sugar red. Rub a wedge of lime around the rim of the glass then dip the glass into the sugar to coat it.

Making the Drink: Pour all the ingredients into the cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake it up until chilled. Add a few cubes of ice to the prepared glass, pour and drink upon defeating the Reapers.

Dani from Gourmet Gaming created and photographed this drink for Mogtoberfest! The drink was inspired by Dr. Chakwas’ favorite tipple from the Mass Effect series

gourmetgaming: Health Potion (Diablo cocktail)
Ingredients:1 Measure Cranberry Gin0.5 Measure Żubrówka (Buffalo/Bison Grass Vodka)0.5 Measure AmarettoSqueeze of Lime JuiceTop Up Tonic
Directions: Mix first four ingredients in a flask or glass and top off with tonic. Consume as needed.
A note from the creator:

The red health potion, stored in a mystical apothecary vessel, is incredibly iconic in gaming and is found in many a dungeon crawler. Since I’m so excited for Diablo III I thought I’d focus on the most famous and original version as found in the series (though I’m aware that health potions are not being used in Diablo III – boo!). So in the spirit of Christmas and New Year being a time for relaxation and recuperation I thought this surprisingly sweet and refreshing health potion is just what most of us are looking for.
Many people have been asking where to get the flask from - it was a lovely gift from a friend who picked it up at http://www.demijohn.co.uk/. For people outside the UK I came across this site which has a great selection http://www.specialtybottle.com/. Found somewhere better for the US? Let me know!


Drink Created and photographed by the wonderful GourmetGaming.

gourmetgamingHealth Potion (Diablo cocktail)

Ingredients:
1 Measure Cranberry Gin
0.5 Measure Żubrówka (Buffalo/Bison Grass Vodka)
0.5 Measure Amaretto
Squeeze of Lime Juice
Top Up Tonic

Directions: Mix first four ingredients in a flask or glass and top off with tonic. Consume as needed.

A note from the creator:

The red health potion, stored in a mystical apothecary vessel, is incredibly iconic in gaming and is found in many a dungeon crawler. Since I’m so excited for Diablo III I thought I’d focus on the most famous and original version as found in the series (though I’m aware that health potions are not being used in Diablo III – boo!). So in the spirit of Christmas and New Year being a time for relaxation and recuperation I thought this surprisingly sweet and refreshing health potion is just what most of us are looking for.

Many people have been asking where to get the flask from - it was a lovely gift from a friend who picked it up at http://www.demijohn.co.uk/. For people outside the UK I came across this site which has a great selection http://www.specialtybottle.com/. Found somewhere better for the US? Let me know!

Gourmet Gaming Diablo - Health Potion

Drink Created and photographed by the wonderful GourmetGaming.

gourmetgaming: Leechade (Bastion cocktail)
Ingredients: 1 Measure Advocaat 1 Measure Dry London Gin 0.5 Measure Triple Sec 0.5 Measure Blue Curaçao Top Up Cloudy LemonadeLemon Wedge Garnish
Directions: The kid mixed all the ingredients in a round jar, or lowball glass, and garnished the drink with a lemon wedge and twist. 
A note from the creator:


Bastion was the impressive and visually stunning Indie hit of 2011, if you’ve not played it yet I recommend you pick it up right away on Xbox Live, Steam or Google Chrome! One of the most awesome things about the game is the Distillery where The Kid can choose all sorts of interesting potions to help him on his journey. Each one has a unique effect, taste and appearance – I just wish I had the amazing bottles to do each spirit justice. “Leechade’s so sour, it’ll perk you right up when you’re feeling low”.



Drink created and photographed by GourmetGaming.

gourmetgamingLeechade (Bastion cocktail)

Ingredients: 
1 Measure Advocaat 
1 Measure Dry London Gin 
0.5 Measure Triple Sec 
0.5 Measure Blue Curaçao 
Top Up Cloudy Lemonade
Lemon Wedge Garnish

Directions: The kid mixed all the ingredients in a round jar, or lowball glass, and garnished the drink with a lemon wedge and twist. 

A note from the creator:

Bastion was the impressive and visually stunning Indie hit of 2011, if you’ve not played it yet I recommend you pick it up right away on Xbox Live, Steam or Google Chrome! One of the most awesome things about the game is the Distillery where The Kid can choose all sorts of interesting potions to help him on his journey. Each one has a unique effect, taste and appearance – I just wish I had the amazing bottles to do each spirit justice. “Leechade’s so sour, it’ll perk you right up when you’re feeling low”.

Gourmet Gaming Bastion - Leechade

Drink created and photographed by GourmetGaming.

gourmetgaming: Love Potion #8.5 (The Sims 2 cocktail)
Ingredients:8 RaspberriesCrushed Ice10ml / 0.33oz. Chambord Raspberry Liqueur (Or Raspberry Juice)50ml / 1.5oz. Raspberry Lemonade100ml / 3.3oz Champagne (Or Tonic Water)Top Up with Lychee JuiceMint SprigsFresh Lemon Juice
Directions: 
Crush the raspberries and press them into the bottom of a tall glass then pour the crushed ice on top.
Pour in the Chambord, followed by the raspberry lemonade, champagne then top it off with lychee juice. If you do it right you can create an impressive ‘layered’ look to the drink.
Garnish with a sprig of mint and a twist of lemon juice.

From the creator, Gourmet Gaming: “Is Valentine’s Day usually a total failure for you? Are you left bitter and alone, ranting about the commercialism and inherent flaws of the day to faceless people on the internet when all you really want is a hug? I know how you feel (I really don’t). If you’re looking to captivate a boy or girl this evening or you simply need someone to play co-op with because sometimes achievements demand you play a game with another person, then this is for you. Allow me to be your Gypsy Matchmaker. One sip of Love Potion #8.5 will ensure love at first sight and will only set you back a meagre §350! Can you really afford to put a price on true love? Fruity, fizzy and optionally intoxicating there’s no better drink to enjoy with the Sim you love this Valentine’s.”
Drink created and photographed by Gourmet Gaming.  For more food and cocktail recipes, check out the blog!

gourmetgamingLove Potion #8.5 (The Sims 2 cocktail)

Ingredients:
8 Raspberries
Crushed Ice
10ml / 0.33oz. Chambord Raspberry Liqueur (Or Raspberry Juice)
50ml / 1.5oz. Raspberry Lemonade
100ml / 3.3oz Champagne (Or Tonic Water)
Top Up with Lychee Juice
Mint Sprigs
Fresh Lemon Juice

Directions: 

  1. Crush the raspberries and press them into the bottom of a tall glass then pour the crushed ice on top.
  2. Pour in the Chambord, followed by the raspberry lemonade, champagne then top it off with lychee juice. If you do it right you can create an impressive ‘layered’ look to the drink.
  3. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a twist of lemon juice.

Gourmet Gaming The Sims 2 - Love Potion #8.5

From the creator, Gourmet Gaming: “Is Valentine’s Day usually a total failure for you? Are you left bitter and alone, ranting about the commercialism and inherent flaws of the day to faceless people on the internet when all you really want is a hug? I know how you feel (I really don’t). If you’re looking to captivate a boy or girl this evening or you simply need someone to play co-op with because sometimes achievements demand you play a game with another person, then this is for you. Allow me to be your Gypsy Matchmaker. One sip of Love Potion #8.5 will ensure love at first sight and will only set you back a meagre §350! Can you really afford to put a price on true love? Fruity, fizzy and optionally intoxicating there’s no better drink to enjoy with the Sim you love this Valentine’s.”

Drink created and photographed by Gourmet Gaming.  For more food and cocktail recipes, check out the blog!