7 posts tagged white rum
Hitman: Absolution cocktails from Loading, featuring Absolut Vodka
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.
Master Chief Mojito (Halo cocktail)
50ml Bacardi Rum - White (or 100ml Bacardi Mojito)
125ml Mountain Dew Energy
1/4 Lime (squeezed)
2 sprigs Mint
Directions: Crush some ice (around 4 cubes per drink) and add it to your glass. Squeeze your lime over the ice and place it in the glass. Take two sprigs of fresh mint (wash it if necessary), give it a bit of a twist to crack the leaves and let the flavour spread easily. Add to the glass. Add the Bacardi, then the Mountain Dew. Stir, serve with a straw, and get ready to save the universe again.
A note from the creator:
I’ve spent the last few weeks working on a cocktail to drink in the launch of Halo 4 on November 6th. I was keen to have Halo 4 branded Mountain Dew Energy as one of the key ingredients. I’ve tried all sorts of combos and, to be honest, they were mostly disgusting. Though an honourable mention must go to Jack Daniels & Mountain Dew Energy, the absolute best I’ve found is the Master Chief Mojito.
Drink created and photographed by Mike from The Little English Halo Blog.
Singed’s Insanity Potion (League of Legends cocktail)
15 ml Spiced rum
30 ml White rum
60 ml Coconut rum
30 ml Midori
1 dash lime juice
30 ml Apple juice
Directions: Add the three rums and the Midori into a hurricane glass with ice. Add lime juice and fill the rest with apple juice
Drink created and photographed by Nimhain of AlcoLoL.
Besaid Island (Final Fantasy X cocktail)
30 ml white rum (Bacardi Superior used)
30 ml watermelon liqueur (Marie Brizard Watermelon used)
1 lime (for lime juice and garnish)
Directions: Mix the rum and watermelon liqueur in a lowball glass over ice. Squeeze in lime juice and add a lime wedge to the side as a garnish. While this isn’t a drink you would order at a Blitzball match, it seems absolutely perfect for watching the Spira sunset on the beach.
Drink created and photographed by Cocktail.daa.jp.
The Girl on Fire (The Hunger Games cocktail)
1.5 ounces white rum
3 ounces mango juice
1 to 2 teaspoon grenadine
Orange zest strip
Directions: From the creator, Khalil Hymore: “Fill a highball glass with ice. Add white rum and mango juice, then add grenadine, allowing it to sink to the bottom of glass. Do not stir; garnish with orange zest and cherry. Of course, with this drink in hand, there’s only one way to toast: May the odds be ever in your favor!”
Drink created and photographed by Khalil Hymore of the Everyday Food Blog.