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Super Mario 3D Land

In 2014 we were asked by BAFTA to create drinks that could be served up at the Game Awards after-party taking inspiration from the nominees in the best game category. This tribute to the creator of Mario and if not the father of modern gaming, at least a founding father, Shigeru Miyamoto. Our Miyamojito gives the Mojito a Japanese twist and includes a boozy nod to Mario’s favourite powerup.

Ingredients

  • 40ml Sake
  • 1 tsp Gomme syrup or plain sugar syrup
  • 15ml lime juice
  • A generous helping of mint leaves
  • 100ml Soda
  • Ice
  • Highball glass
  • Button Mushrooms
  • 50ml Japanese Rum
  • Butter
  • Matches or Lighter
  • Frying Pan

Method

Start by creating your rum-soaked Mushrooms, add some oil and butter to a frying pan, sweat off the mushrooms then add your rum, flambee, drain and leave to chill.
Muddle the mint in a glass and top up with ice, pour in the sake, sugar syrup and lime juice, stir until chilled, top up with lime and more fresh mint. Finish by placing the mushrooms on top of the glass.

The Game

Super Mario 3D Land[a] is a platform video game in the Super Mario series developed and published by Nintendo for their 3DS handheld game console. It was released worldwide in November 2011 and was the first Mario game to be released for the 3DS. A sequel, titled Super Mario 3D World, was released for the Wii U (Rest in peace) in 2013.

Super Mario 3D Land and its sequel are unique from other games in the Mario series, as they combine elements from both traditional 2D Mario side-scrolling games and modern free-roaming 3D Mario games. It also introduces elements into the series, including power-ups and gameplay mechanics. The main story is similar to previous Super Mario titles, following Mario’s efforts to rescue Princess Peach, who has been kidnapped by Bowser.