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Spider-Man Miles Morales

With the launch of next-gen consoles comes the great responsibility of mixing a drink to tie in, having been the first Marvel hero to make it to console way back in 1982 it was about time the wall-crawler got a cocktail.


Is gin in there because I wanted to make a Gin (web)Sling cocktail pun, yes, yes it is! Spider-Man Miles More-Ales takes a taste of NY with a Brooklyn Defender IPA and sweetens the mix with Orange Gin and sweetens things with a dash of lemonade so your spider senses won’t be too weary the next morning.

Ingredients

  • 330ml Brooklyn Defender IPA
  • 25ml Tanqueray Sevilla
  • 100ml Lemonade
  • High ball glass

Method

Start with a chilled glass, add your shot of gin, carefully pour the whole can of Brooklyn beer in, then finish with the lemonade pouring down the side of the glass so you don’t end up with too much foam.

The Game

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a 2020 action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games. In the latest adventure in the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe, teenager Miles Morales is adjusting to his new home while following in the footsteps of his mentor, Peter Parker, as a new Spider-Man. But when a fierce power struggle threatens to destroy his new home, the aspiring hero realizes that with great power, there must also come great responsibility.

To save all of Marvel’s New York, Miles must take up the mantle of Spider-Man and own it.

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Hades

Nectar is the number one delicacy in the underworld, having spent countless hours running the depths attempting to best Hades, it was time to bring a real-world version of the sweet treat to life. Rather than clearing a room to secure it, you’ll need to raid the drinks section of your nearest store.
The powers that be, refused to let me make something for Ambrosia using custard – foolish gods. 😀

Ingredients

  • 25ml Vodka
  • 25ml White Rum
  • 175ml Mango Juice
  • 25ml Passion Fruit Syrup
  • Ice
  • Boston Shaker
  • Purple Ribbon (Optional)
  • Potion Bottle (Optional)

Method

Far simpler than defying the gods of Olympus this is made by mixing all the ingredients in a shaker with ice until as cold as Demeter, strain and serve to increase your bond with someone.

The Game

Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre.

As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you’ll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unravelling more of the story with each unique escape attempt.

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LA Noir

Another from the 2011 Guardian set, to reflect Rockstar’s stylish noir thriller, we wanted a sophisticated, smooth drink with a classic feel, and an edge of darkness about it. Truth, Lie, Stout – based around the three responses that lead character Cole Phelps can make during interrogation sequences – is the result.

Ingredients

  • 25ml Vodka
  • 25ml Kahlua
  • 175ml Guinness
  • Tumbler Glass

Method

This is one of the simplest to bring together, start with the kahlua and vodka then top up with Guiness, gently stir and serve.

The Game

L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.

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No Mans Sky

No Mans Pie is our tribute to our friends Hello Games No Mans Sky, yes it’s a woeful pun but we’re never ones to look a gift horse in the mouth so we set about making a sci-fi-pie. When it was served up in the bar we had a bunch of different variations so each one we served was slightly different.

Ingredients

  • Table Spoon Blackcurrant Jam
  • 25ml Chambord
  • 25ml Sloe Gin
  • 25ml Vodka
  • Icing Sugar
  • Tumbler Glass
  • Pie Topping Foam
  • Egg White
  • Sugar Syrup
  • Lemon Juice
  • 5ml Vanilla Vodka
  • Whipped Cream Dispenser

Method

Take your Jam, Chambord, Sloe Gin and Vodka and shake over ice, strain into a tumbler with fresh ice, set aside
For the Foam, combine the ingredients in the dispenser, add the gas cylinder, shake vigorously. Squirt in neat peaks ontop of your No Mans Pie mix, dust with icing sugar then brown the top with the blow torch and explore!

The Game

Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action.

In No Man’s Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you’ll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before – and perhaps never will again.

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The Evil Within

The first commission we ever had was for Shinji Mikami’s masterpiece Resident Evil franchise, so when we first laid eyes on Evil Within the potential to dust off a Gin pun and create a spiritual/spirit-based sequel to the drink, as well as show respect to the man couldn’t be passed up.

Mixer free our Evil Withgin isn’t for the faint of heart!

Ingredients

  • Tablespoon Raspberry Jam
  • Tablespoon Blueberry Jam
  • 5ml Grenadine
  • 100ml Gin
  • ½ Lemon Juiced
  • Ice
  • Martini Glass

Method

Start by stirring the jam and grenadine in the bottom of the martin glass. Next shake Gin (or more if you’re in need of dutch courage) and lemon juice with ice until chilled then strain over the back of a spoon on top of the berry pulp, turn off the lights and serve.

The Game

The Evil Within, also known as Psychobreak (サイコブレイク, Saikobureiku)in Japan, is a survival horror video game developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks.

Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world that will bring you to the height of tension. With limited resources, you’ll fight for survival and experience profound fear in this perfect blend of horror and action.

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Portal 2

Another from the 2011 Guardian set, this drink is, of course, designed to resemble the two coloured portals from the excellent sci-fi puzzle game. There’s a heavy dose of orange flavour to pay homage to the The Orange Box, the compilation in which the original Portal appeared.

Ingredients

  • 10ml Blue Curacao
  • 10ml Vodka
  • 100ml Lemonade
  • 10ml Cointreau
  • 10ml White Rum
  • 100ml Orangina
  • Lime Wedge
  • Sugar
  • Blue Colouring
  • Orange Colouring
  • Sandwich bags
  • Ice
  • Two Tumblers

Method

To create the portals, you want to mix sugar in two different sandwich bags, shaking with a few drops of food colouring in each, pour these mixes onto different plates. Use the lime wedge to wet the tumbler rims and create your two portal openings by dipping each glass in one of the coloured sugars.
For the drink to fill the orange rim, mix blue curacao, vodka and top up with the lemonade then create your orange drink with the Cointreau, rum and Orangina, drink solo or coop with someone.

The Game

Like the original Portal (2007), players solve puzzles by placing portals and teleporting between them. Portal 2 adds features including tractor beams, lasers, light bridges, and paint-like gels that alter player movement or allow portals to be placed on any surface. In the game, players control Chell, who navigates the dilapidated Aperture Science Enrichment Center during its reconstruction by the supercomputer GLaDOS, new characters include robot Wheatley and Aperture founder Cave Johnson. Portal 2 boasted a whole new cooperative mode, letting players solve puzzles together as robots Atlas and P-Body

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SF x Tekken Kuma

Kuma-n take on Kuma’s favourite tipple when Panda fails to notice his latest advance he slinks his way to the nearest bar and drowns his sorrow with this tasty drink.

Ingredients

  • 15ml Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 15ml butterscotch schnapps
  • 15ml Kahlua
  • 15ml Patron “XO Cafe” coffee liqueur
  • 100ml half and half (Cream/milk)
  • 1 chocolate stick
  • Cocoa powder  
  • Boston Shaker
  • Ice
  • Tumbler glass

Method

Coat a tumbler glass lip with a lemon wedge, pour your cocoa into a saucer and dip the glass into the chocolate so it coats the glass edge, tap glass while face down to remove excess.
Shake all the ingredients with ice and mix vigorously, strain the mix into the prepared tumbler and finish with “tree bark” the chocolate flake.

The Game

Street Fighter X Tekken is a crossover fighting game developed by Capcom and released in March 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it also made its way to PC and Vita. The game features characters from both the Street Fighter franchise and Namco’s Tekken series. In the game, each player selects two characters respectively and face each other as duos in tag-team fighting matches, with the objective to knock out one of the members from the opposing team. In addition to the traditional multiplayer modes, the game also features a single-player Story mode with a plot revolving around a mysterious object called the “Pandora”.

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SF x Tekken M.Bison

A classic Bloody Mary given the Bison(grass vodka) treatment served in a sloped glass reflecting one of his most iconic/annoying moves.

Ingredients

  • 50 ml Zubrowka
  • 100ml Tomato Juice
  • ½ teaspoon Worcester sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 pinch Pepper
  • 1 pinch Chili Flakes
  • 1 pinch celery salt
  • Ice
  • Long bar spoon
  • Sloping or high ball glass

Method

Combine all the ingredients and stir continuously in a tall glass with ice until chilled.

The Game

Street Fighter X Tekken is a crossover fighting game developed by Capcom and released in March 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it also made its way to PC and Vita. The game features characters from both the Street Fighter franchise and Namco’s Tekken series. In the game, each player selects two characters respectively and face each other as duos in tag-team fighting matches, with the objective to knock out one of the members from the opposing team. In addition to the traditional multiplayer modes, the game also features a single-player Story mode with a plot revolving around a mysterious object called the “Pandora”.

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SF x Tekken Yoshimitsu

Drawing inspiration from Yoshimitsu’s poisonous breath cloud attack, commit Harakiri and drink up.

Ingredients

  • 25ml Midori
  • 50ml sake
  • 10ml passion fruit syrup
  • Lemon juice (½ a lemon’s worth)
  • Lime Wedge
  • Popping Candy Sachet
  • Ice
  • Boston Shaker
  • Martini glass

Method

Coat a Martini glass lip with the lime wedge, pour your popping candy into a saucer and dip the glass into the candy so it coats the glass edge.

Combine all the remaining ingredients in a shaker along with ice and mix, strain this into the prepared Martini glass. To get the straw to stick like Yoshimitsu’s sword, rinse the cocktail straw with sparkling water and gently press against the chilled cocktail glass.

The Game

Street Fighter X Tekken is a crossover fighting game developed by Capcom and released in March 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it also made its way to PC and Vita. The game features characters from both the Street Fighter franchise and Namco’s Tekken series. In the game, each player selects two characters respectively and face each other as duos in tag-team fighting matches, with the objective to knock out one of the members from the opposing team. In addition to the traditional multiplayer modes, the game also features a single-player Story mode with a plot revolving around a mysterious object called the “Pandora”.

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SF x Tekken Chun-Li

Like Chun-Li’s quest for revenge, this is a drink best served cold.

Ingredients

  • 25ml Jasmine Tea infused vodka*
  • 25ml lychee liqueur
  • 10ml blue curacao
  • 150ml Elderflower Presse
  • Ice
  • Boston Shaker
  • High ball glass

Method

Mix the Jasmine Tea infused vodka, Lychee and Blue Curacao in a shaker and mix, strain this into a glass over ice and top up with the Elderflower Presse.

*If you can’t find it a mix of vodka and jasmine tea syrup will work.

The Game

Street Fighter X Tekken is a crossover fighting game developed by Capcom and released in March 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it also made its way to PC and Vita. The game features characters from both the Street Fighter franchise and Namco’s Tekken series. In the game, each player selects two characters respectively and face each other as duos in tag-team fighting matches, with the objective to knock out one of the members from the opposing team. In addition to the traditional multiplayer modes, the game also features a single-player Story mode with a plot revolving around a mysterious object called the “Pandora”.