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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’

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 any slip ups wouldn’t be seen as acceptable by a certain barcoded agent…

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

Ingredients

  • A complete disregard for health and safety
  • Long Island Mix (1 part Gin/Vodka/Rum/Triple Sec)
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • 100ml Lemon/Lime Soda
  • Plus your choice of execution from
  • Headshot: 25ml Absolut 100 Proof Vodka
  • Cut Down: 25ml Absolut Citron Vodka
  • Drowned: 25ml Absolut Peach Vodka
  • Burned: 25ml Absolut Peppar
  • Highball Glass
  • Ice

Method

Choose your “death” ingredient. Pour all the long island alcoholic ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Strain the mixture into a highball glass over ice. Top with the lemon-lime soda and fresh lime juice. Drink up and watch your back agent.

The Game

Hitman: Absolution is a stealth video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix. It is the fifth instalment in the Hitman series. Before release, the developers stated that Absolution would be easier to play and more accessible, while still retaining hardcore aspects of the franchise. The game was released on 20 November 2012.

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Deus Ex

Following on from our two previous drinks for Resident Evil and Alice Madness Returns, we were working in the office and killing time on the Guardian Gamesblog chatterbox page. The topic turned to what Loading does and people started pitching puns like “Gin and Sonic”, forum member ‘Cunning Stunt’ then mentioned ‘Deus Ex on the Beach’ and with the sequel Human Revolution coming out we got in touch with Square Enix pitching the drink idea as part of the release.

Once we had permission we stayed pretty true to the classic ‘Sex on the Beach’ recipe with Peach Schnapps, Triple Distilled Vodka, Orange and Cranberry juice. This has been augmented with Goldshlager to bring in the iconic Deus Ex: Human Revolution ‘golden shards’.”

Ingredients

  • Glass
  • 10ml Grenadine, 
  • 25ml Peach Schnapps, 
  • 150ml Orange Juice, 
  • 50ml Cranberry Juice, 
  • 50ml Goldschlager.

Method

Fill the glass with ice and start by pouring the grenadine, archers and cranberry juice. Next carefully pour the orange juice into the glass so it layers on top of the grenadine/archers/cranberry mix, to finish pour the Goldschlager over the back of a spoon so that it floats on top of the  juice, serve.

The Game

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an action role-playing video game developed by Eidos Montréal and published worldwide by Square Enix in August 2011. It is the third game in the Deus Ex series and a prequel to the original Deus Ex.

Set in the year 2027, Human Revolution focuses on ex-SWAT officer Adam Jensen, who is employed as a security officer for Sarif Industries, a company on the leading edge of advanced and controversial artificial organs dubbed “augmentations”. An attack on Sarif Industries that apparently kills researcher and Adam’s ex-girlfriend Megan Reed also leaves Adam critically injured. To save him, company CEO David Sarif subjects him to an extensive augmentation procedure: six months later, now recovered and possessing advanced augmentations, Adam sets out to pursue his attackers and the shadowy organization behind them. The story explores themes of transhumanism, the growing power of megacorporations, and their impact on social class.

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Resident Evil

After word about the bar slowly spread, Capcom got in touch to see if we were interested in creating a drink for one of their franchises. Brainstorming followed, we dismissed the Mega Man-hattan which made a debut years later and Final Sprite 3 was vetoed. After sketching drinks based on common elements in the games (Ink ribbons, herbs, zombies) this led to a bar regular suggesting the T-Virus and after some refinement and testing, the drink concept came together, for our ‘G&T Virus’ we were going to need syringes. A lot of syringes.

Ingredients

  • Highball Glass
  • Ice
  • 15ml Grenadine
  • 25ml Sloe Gin
  • 5ml Blue Curacao
  • 5ml Midori
  • 10ml Gordon’s
  • 10ml Bombay Saphire
  • 200ml Sprite
  • 5ml syringes
  • lime juice

Method

Take a highball glass and fill with ice, start the cocktail by pouring the grenadine into the bottom of the glass, add the sloe gin and stir. Carefully pour the sprite down the side of the glass (this is to help keep the Sloe nicely layered at the bottom) Next take two shot glasses and mix together Blue Curacao and Bombay Saphire in one (T-Virus) and Midori and Gordon’s (Antivirus) in the other. Fill a different syringe with each mix and balance on the glass.

The Game

Resident Evil, known in Japan as Biohazard, is a Japanese horror media franchise created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara and owned by the video game company Capcom. The story follows outbreaks of zombies and other monsters created mainly by the Umbrella Corporation.

The franchise began with the video game Resident Evil, released in 1996. It has grown to encompass numerous sequels of various genres, incorporating elements of action, exploration, and puzzle-solving, and storylines inspired by horror and action films. Resident Evil is Capcom’s best-selling video game franchise, with over 100 million units sold worldwide as of May 2020. The Resident Evil live-action film series is also the highest-grossing film series based on video games.

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Fall Guys

Fall Guys has been adding to its lore since launch, we’ve learnt the horrific reality of what the inside of the beans looks like, but nobody has offered up an answer to what the slime tastes of? It’s inevitable you’ve sampled defeat in the pink goo at some point in the game. We’ve been in the lab working on a drinkable version you can enjoy at home.

This ‘big sweetus’ milkshake is perfect to help you deal with the spice thrown out by the Fall Guys community team. If you are feeling flush with crowns you could add in a liquid tribute to a certain community manager by adding a 24-year-old Port to the mix.

Ingredients

  • Healthy scoops of Strawberry Ice Cream
  • 200ml Milk
  • 25ml Absolute Raspberry
  • 15ml Banana Liqueur
  • 60 Jelly Beans
  • Blender
  • Highball glass

Method

Take the ice cream, spirits, milk and blend until a thick shake, serve with up to 60 jelly beans and enjoy.

The Game

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a platformer battle royale game developed by Mediatonic and published by Devolver Digital. The game draws inspiration from game shows like Takeshi’s Castle, It’s a Knockout and Wipeout, and playground games like tag and British bulldog.

Represented as jellybean-like figures, players move around different levels, with additional moves such as jumping, grabbing/climbing, or diving to add more carnage to the mix. The aim is to qualify for subsequent rounds by successfully completing each of the randomly selected mini-games and be the last bean standing at the end to claim the crown.