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Destiny

For our Destiny tribute we took inspiration from the game with something incredibly polished and a taste of the “tipple-A” world of games development with a Prosecco Belini, enjoy Destini.

Ingredients

  • 15ml Passion Fruit Coulis
  • 15ml Chambord
  • Small Bottle of Prosecco
  • Bar Spoon
  • Ice
  • Champagne Flute

Method

Chill your glass down before crafting then start with the passion fruit coulis, next carefully add the Chambord so there’s a clear divide, you can use the base of a bar spoon to help with this, now the tense part, gently pour the prosecco so it adds a nice gradient and serve with the rest of the bottle on the side.

The Game

Destiny is an online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and previously published by Activision. The game features a multiplayer “shared-world” environment with elements of role-playing games. Activities in Destiny are divided among player versus environment (PvE) and player versus player (PvP) game types. In addition to normal story missions, PvE features three-player “strikes” and six-player raids. A free roam patrol mode is also available for each planet and features public events. PvP features objective-based modes, as well as traditional deathmatch game modes.

Players take on the role of a Guardian, protectors of Earth’s last safe city as they wield a power called Light to protect the City from different alien races. Guardians are tasked with reviving a celestial being called the Traveller, while journeying to different planets to investigate and destroy the alien threats before humanity is completely wiped out. 

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Rome Total War 2

Created for a community event, this creative assembly, Rum Total War, was created using classic ingredients and certainly one you should take your time drinking.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Spiced Rum
  • 75ml Port
  • Dash of Orange Bitters
  • Grapes
  • Orange Wedge
  • Apple Slice
  • Lime Wedge
  • Lemon Wedge
  • Boston Shaker
  • Ice
  • Wine glass

Method

Chill wine glass with ice and add an Orange Wedge and the grapes for garnish, take all the remaining ingredients and shake over ice and strain into your glass and serve.

The Game

Total War: Rome II is a strategy video game developed by The Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It was released on September 3, 2013, as the eighth standalone game in the Total War series of video games and the successor to the 2004 game Rome: Total War.

Total War: Rome II is set in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East in the Classical antiquity period. The grand single-player campaign begins in 272 BC and lasts for 300 years. However, the player also has the option to play further, as there are no timed victory conditions.

Like its predecessor, Rome II blends turn-based grand strategy and civilization management with real-time tactical battles. The Warscape engine powers the game’s visuals and new unit cameras allow players to focus on individual soldiers on the real-time battlefield, which may contain thousands of combatants at the same time. Creative Assembly has stated that it wished to bring out the more human side of war, with soldiers reacting as their comrades get killed around them, and officers inspiring men with heroic speeches

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What to Drink?

Since 2010 there’s been a whole bunch of drinks served up over the different bars over the years, some have been around since the beginning and covering everything from Assassin’s Mead to Zelda we’ve put together a whole host of our recipes for you to recreate.


The template for which drinks we create tend to be around established titles and cocktails/spirits, so Earthworm Gin, Assassins Mead this isn’t always the case but is why you don’t see us making drinks around items/in game events.

Ingredients

  • Terrible Puns
  • Approval from publishers
  • Will Edgecombe photography

Method

Most things can be switched up so if you don’t have Absolut, for example, no problem, another vodka is great.
If you end up creating any of these yourself let us know how it went or tag the finished results with #LoadingBarFromAfar
You can use the drinks however you fancy but please don’t monetize or remove any credits attached.

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Crash Bandicoot

With each menu we try to make sure there’s a decent spread of publishers and platforms represented, needing something for Sony we thought a splash of Crash was a nice choice and so Crash Brandyfruit was born.

Ingredients

  • 30ml Martell Brandy
  • 20ml Creme de Cacao
  • 15ml Baileys
  • 50ml Double Cream
  • Dusting Cinnamon
  • Wumpa Fruit//Apple
  • Boston Shaker
  • Ice
  • Martini glass

Method

In a Boston shaker, add the double cream, Baileys, Brandy and Creme de Cacao, shake well with ice and double strain into your martini glass, to garnish cut slices of Wumpa Fruit/Apple and dust with cinnamon before serving up.

The Game

Crash Bandicoot is a platform video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation released in 1996.

Crash Bandicoot is the first instalment in the Crash Bandicoot series, chronicling the creation of the title character at the hands of series antagonist Doctor Neo Cortex and henchman Doctor Nitrus Brio. The story follows Crash as he aims to prevent Brio and Cortex’s plans for world domination, and rescue his girlfriend Tawna, a female bandicoot also evolved by Brio and Cortex.

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Assassins Creed

This is another of our classics after Pokemon Sloe and Skyyrum this is our next biggest seller, like the Assassins Creed franchise our Assassins Mead cocktail has seen a few iterations over the years, choose whether you use the chocolate coins to distract guards or snack.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Mead
  • 25ml Spiced Rum
  • 25ml Dark Rum
  • Juice Half Lime
  • 50ml Cloudy Pineapple Juice
  • 50ml Ginger Beer
  • Chocolate Coins
  • Boston Shaker
  • Ice
  • Half-pint tankard

Method

In a shaker mix, mead, spiced rum, dark rum, lime juice and the cloudy pineapple, shake heavily and strain into the tumbler, top up with ginger beer and serve with the chocolate coins on the side.

The Game

Assassin’s Creed is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the first installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. 

The plot is set in a fictional history of real-world events and follows the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. The game primarily takes place during the Third Crusade in the Holy Land in 1191, with the plot revolving around the Secret Order of Assassins, based upon the Hashshashin sect. The player is, in reality, playing as a modern-day man named Desmond Miles, who, through the use of a machine named the “Animus”, is allowed the viewing and controlling of the protagonist’s genetic memories of his ancestors, in this case, Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad, a member of the Assassins.

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Pokémon Go

Our version of the classic Bramble, inspired by Pokémon Go this Pokémon Sloe has berry sweets on the side which help catch pokemon in the game and should help you impress whoever this drink is being made for.

Ingredients

  • 30ml Sloe Gin
  • 15ml Chambord
  • 50ml Gin
  • 10ml Grenadine
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 50ml Lemonade
  • Berry Sweets or Blackberrys
  • Boston Shaker
  • Cocktail picks
  • Ice
  • Tumbler

Method

Like a Pokeball this is made in two parts, first up the red half, shake the Sloe gin, Chambord and grenadine and pour into the tumbler, next shake together gin, the lemon and lime juice, strain and slowly add the mixture and top with lemonade. Garnish with sweets either on picks balanced on the glass or to the side.

The Game

Pokémon Go is a 2016 augmented reality (AR) mobile game developed and published by Niantic in collaboration with The Pokémon Company for iOS and Android devices. A part of the Pokémon franchise, the game is the result of a collaboration between Niantic, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company. It uses the mobile device GPS to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, which appear as if they are in the player’s real-world location. The game is free-to-play; it uses a freemium business model and supports in-app purchases for additional in-game items. The game launched with around 150 species of Pokémon, which had increased to around 600 by 2020.

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The Witcher 3

If there’s ever a chance to mix a drinking term and a game you can guarantee we’ll be taking advantage of that opportunity, for The Pitcher 3, this carafe is meant to copy the Toussant Red and be the perfect drink to sip alongside a game of Gwent.

Ingredients

  • 20ml Lilet Rose
  • 20ml Chivas Regal
  • 20ml Peach Aperitif
  • 50ml Ginger Beer
  • 50ml Coke
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • Red Grapes
  • Ice
  • Boston Shaker
  • Mini 250ml Carafe or Wine glass

Method

Add ice cubes to your carafe to chill. In a Boston shaker, add Lilet, Chivas, Peach Aperitif and 25ml of lemon juice, fill with ice and shake well. Strain into your carafe over the ice and then top with ginger beer then the coke. Serve with the grapes on the side.

The Game

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a 2015 action role-playing game developed and published by Polish developer CD Projekt and is based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. It is the sequel to the 2011 game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and the third main instalment in The Witcher’s video game series played in an open world with a third-person perspective.

Players control protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer (known as a Witcher) who is looking for his missing adopted daughter on the run from the Wild Hunt, an otherworldly force determined to capture her and use her powers. Players battle the game’s many dangers with weapons and magic, interact with non-player characters, and complete main-story and side quests to acquire experience points and gold, which are used to

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PUBG

With Master Chief on ice until the new Xbox console, we had to look at other Xbox titles and settled on PUBG as the title was a console exclusive and the excuse to do a drink with a frying pan! (Iconic in the game due to a bug that made it bulletproof which developers left in) I didn’t realise how many would mysteriously vanish.

Ingredients

  • 125ml Tomato Juice
  • ½ teaspoon Worcester sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco
  • ½ teaspoon of horseradish sauce
  • 1 pinch Pepper
  • 1 pinch Chili Flakes
  • Lime wedge
  • 40 ml vodka
  • 20ml cold brew coffee
  • Chicken Salt
  • Roast Chicken Crisps
  • Mini Frying Pan
  • Ice
  • Highball glass

Method

Start by running a lime wedge around the rim of a half-pint glass then dip in chicken salt to garnish then set aside for the Bloody Mary.
Like a standard Bloody Mary with a few house tweaks, combine all the remaining ingredients and stir continuously in a tall glass with ice until chilled.

Serve with a frying pan full of chicken crisps.

The Game

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole. The game is based on previous mods that were created by Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene for other games, inspired by the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale, and expanded into a standalone game under Greene’s creative direction. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Flaming dragon punches have been a staple of series icon Ken since Street Fighter 2, this is another re-release improving on our original Sweet Fighter 5 cocktail.
Our Sweet Fighter V: Barcade Editon takes its drink inspiration from a classic Pimms but taking things turbo with Red Bull tropical.

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Red Bull Tropical
  • 25ml Tanqueray Sevilla Orange Gin
  • 50ml Pimms
  • 10ml Overproof Rum
  • Cucumber slices
  • Apple Wedges
  • Grapes
  • Strawberry
  • Orange Wedge
  • Mint Sprig
  • Mixed Sweets
  • Paper Bag
  • Lighter/Matches
  • Ice
  • Highball glass

Method

Take the Tanqueray Sevilla, Pimms and add to a highball filled with ice and fill with fruit.
Open the Tropical Red Bull and pour the overproof rum into the rim of the can, light and serve by pouring into the Pimms mix and the sweets on the side.

The Game

Street Fighter V is a fighting game developed and published by Capcom for the PlayStation 4 and PC in 2016. 

Street Fighter V carries on the 2D fighting gameplay of its predecessors, in which two fighters use a variety of attacks and special abilities to knock out their opponent. The game features the EX gauge introduced in Street Fighter III, which builds as the player lands attacks and can be used to either power up special moves or perform super combos known as Critical Arts, although the Focus Attacks from the previous game have been removed. New to this game is the “V-Gauge”, which builds as the player receives attacks and adds three new techniques: V-Skills, V-Reversals, and V-Triggers. V-Skills are special attacks unique to each fighter; for example, Ryu can parry an attack while M. Bison can reflect projectiles, some of which build V-Gauge when successfully performed. V-Reversals allow players to use a section of the V-Gauge to perform a counter move whilst being attacked. 

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Cyberpunk 2077

The Afterlife Bar in Nightcity names cocktails after famous regulars thought to have died in a spectacular fashion, thought to have been vaporized in a nuclear blast this drink is a tribute to his supposed demise. With Keanu Reeves playing the character in-game trailers it seems Afterlife may have been too hasty on the tribute, enjoy getting Cyberdrunk with the Johnny Silverhand while it’s still on the menu.

Ingredients

  • 2oz (60ml) aged tequila
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange twist
  • Chilli
  • 30ml Splash Mexican Beer
  • Edible Silver
  • Tumbler Glass
  • Ice

Method

Prepare your tumbler/rocks glass by rubbing an orange wedge & chilli around the lip of the glass and dip into the edible silver, tap the base of the glass to remove the excess.
Mix your agave, bitters and tequila over ice and slowly stir, pour into your silver glass and finish with beer, roll for constitution and enjoy.

The Game

Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming role-playing video game developed and published by CD Projekt Red. It is scheduled to be released in November 2020. Adapted from the Cyberpunk tabletop RPG franchise, the story takes place in dystopian Night City, an open world with six distinct regions. Players assume the first-person perspective of a customisable mercenary called V, who can acquire skills in hacking and machinery, an arsenal of ranged weapons, and options for melee combat.