The Drunken Moogle

Skull Smash (Chrono Trigger cocktail)
Ingredients:2 parts Pineapple juice2 parts Orange juice2 parts White rum (Bacardi used)1 part Lychee juice1 Lime wedgeSugar

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a sugar-rimmed glass. Drink Ayla under the table, dance, and party like it’s 65,000,000 B.C. 
"No rubbish for Ayla, or head go boom!" -Ayla
Drink created by Jenny Haines.

Skull Smash (Chrono Trigger cocktail)

Ingredients:
2 parts Pineapple juice
2 parts Orange juice
2 parts White rum (Bacardi used)
1 part Lychee juice
1 Lime wedge
Sugar

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a sugar-rimmed glass. Drink Ayla under the table, dance, and party like it’s 65,000,000 B.C

"No rubbish for Ayla, or head go boom!" -Ayla

Drink created by Jenny Haines.

Black Lotus (Magic: The Gathering cocktail)
Ingredients:1 oz White rum.5 oz Chambord1 oz Blackberry brandy3 oz Pomegranate juice1 edible Hibiscus flower
Directions: Shake all liquid ingredients with ice and serve in a cocktail glass. Garnish with an edible Hibiscus flower.
This drink was created in celebration of one of Magic: The Gathering’s most famous cards and Geek & Sundry’s new MTG show, Spellslingers. Make sure to check out more of Mitch’s Critical Hit Cocktails and the other vloggers on the Geek & Sundry Vlogs channel.
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Black Lotus (Magic: The Gathering cocktail)

Ingredients:
1 oz White rum
.5 oz Chambord
1 oz Blackberry brandy
3 oz Pomegranate juice
1 edible Hibiscus flower

Directions: Shake all liquid ingredients with ice and serve in a cocktail glass. Garnish with an edible Hibiscus flower.

This drink was created in celebration of one of Magic: The Gathering’s most famous cards and Geek & Sundry’s new MTG show, Spellslingers. Make sure to check out more of Mitch’s Critical Hit Cocktails and the other vloggers on the Geek & Sundry Vlogs channel.

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Shiva (Final Fantasy cocktail) from Artnia
Another of Artnia’s themed cocktails, the Shiva contains white rum, white curacao, lychee, and lemon juice. The cafe’s online menu suggests that the alcohol content is indeed strong. Artnia is an official Square Enix cafe offering not only themed drinks, but even pancakes seared with the image of moogles and chocobos!
Pictures and description from the Artnia website.

Shiva (Final Fantasy cocktail) from Artnia

Another of Artnia’s themed cocktails, the Shiva contains white rum, white curacao, lychee, and lemon juice. The cafe’s online menu suggests that the alcohol content is indeed strong. Artnia is an official Square Enix cafe offering not only themed drinks, but even pancakes seared with the image of moogles and chocobos!

Pictures and description from the Artnia website.

thetadoctorSherlock Holmes and John Watson cocktails

Sherlock
Ingredients:
1 oz. Top Shelf Vodka (We’re talking about Sherlock. Try Grey Goose or Belvedere)
1 1/2 oz Cranberry Juice
1/2 oz Blue Curacao 

Directions: Use a chilled stemmed glass. This drink would look smooth in a Martini Glass. Pour the ingredients in the glass in order. When you add the Blue Curacao, you’ll notice the color smoke into purple. Ah, Science. Optional Cherry Garnish, but don’t over do it. The body is just transport.

The game, Mrs. Hudson, is on!

—-

John Watson
Ingredients:
1/2 oz Light Rum
1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Triple Sec
Orange Juice
Orange Wheel

Directions: The Glass doesn’t matter too much, you’re not trying to show off. Try a stein type shown here, or a Collins Glass. Shake the alcoholic ingredients with ice and strain into the glass. Fill with Orange Juice. You’re allowed to feel fancy, Float some Grand Marnier if you’d like. Add Orange Wheel. The idea is to let them think that you’re innocent, then you can unexpectedly kick them in the face. 

Now people will definitely talk.

Drinks created and photographed by Toki

Hitman: Absolution Cocktails Head Shot Cut Down Drowned Burned

Hitman: Absolution cocktails from Loading, featuring Absolut Vodka 

Ingredients:
1 part Silver Tequila
1 part Gin
1 part White Rum
1 part Triple Sec
Lemon Lime soda
Fresh Lime Juice

plus 1 choice of
Head Shot: 1 part Absolut 100 Proof Vodka
Cut Down: 1 part Absolut Citron Vodka
Drowned: 1 part Absolut Peach Vodka
Bured: Absolut Peppar

Directions: Choose your “death” ingredient. Mix all alcoholic ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir. Pour the mixture into a highball glass over ice. Top with the lemon lime soda and fresh lime juice. Drink up and watch your back.

Loading created these drinks for the release of Square-Enix’s game Hitman Absolution. 

With a franchise as iconic as Hitman we had plenty to work with and decided we wanted to capture the variety of kill styles and create a set of drinks that took on both the visual style and classic themes of the Hitman series… but first we needed a ‘victim’.

In this case, the victim is a rather delicious Tokyo Ice Tea, a blend of five spirits; Tequila, Gin, Rum, Triple Sec (traditionally you’d have Kiwi but Triple Sec or Cointreau is easier to source) and Absolut vodka (almost a pun) - which represents the fifth instalment in the series of course. The drink is then ‘finished off’ with lemonade and fresh lime.

So having settled on the unlucky target, we went to our long-suffering photographer Will (check out his blog here) and explained the multiple ways in which we would like to assassinate our beverage. After recovering from this initial confusion about the idea, he took to the idea with aplomb and we found four potential methods of execution.

The studio was an interesting place to be that day, with glasses of booze meeting air rifles and samurai swords… it was messy - but an awful lot of fun. Seven glasses lost their lives that day for a total of four final images, which although a fairly good ratio, clearly wouldn’t be seen as acceptable by a certain bar-oded agent…

To really draw attention to the (borderline offensively) bad ‘Abosolut’ semi-pun, we used different flavours of the Swedish spirit for each image.

Drinks created by James Dance of Loading. Photography by Will Edgecombe.