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SF x Tekken Paul Phoenix

Paul Phoenix is Tekken’s nearly man, despite battling in every tournament Paul always comes up short, this all-American drink takes the classic coke float and gives it a makeover.

Ingredients

  • 50 ml Jack Daniels
  • 125ml Coca-Cola
  • Chambord Foam
  • 20ml Chambord
  • Egg White
  • Sugar Syrup
  • Lemon Juice
  • Whipped Cream Dispenser
  • High ball glass

Method

Pour your JD over ice and top up with the 75mlcola, next top with foam or the ice cream to the glass top, if foam you can get the hair cut effect by carefully pouring the remaining cola down the side of the glass so the foam rises over the glass edge.

For the Foam, combine the ingredients in the dispenser, add the gas cylinder, shake vigorously. Scrape so the glass is level and add more coke so the foam forms Pauls hair cut.

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 Dhalsim

A drink you really want to keep at arms length, a Martini glass tainted with Naga chilli so take the drink on up close and face the yoga flame or drink at a distance.

Ingredients

  • 25ml Absolut Mandarin Vodka
  • 25ml Chilli Vodka
  • ½ Orange juiced
  • ½ Lemon juiced
  • 50ml Splash of cranberry juice
  • Naga Chili
  • Ice
  • Martini glass

Method

Take the Naga chilli, slice and rub the chilli around the rim of a martini glass and set aside. Carefully wash your hands here unless you want Yoga pain! Combine all the remaining ingredients in a shaker, shake, strain and serve in the spicy martini 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 Nina

A classic cocktail for a mainstay of the Tekken series, This blonde bombshell is made with rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and collides with a dash of baileys to bring in her Irish background to create a tasty delight that still holds its own against anything else.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Dark Rum
  • 10ml Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 60ml Cream of coconut  
  • 120ml Pineapple juice
  • Blender 
  • Ice
  • Hurricane glass

Method

Mix all the ingredients in a blender and serve in the Hurricane 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 Hugo

Served in a tall, skinny, half pint glass to reflect his massive frame. Don’t let the soft drink like appearance fool you, this drink is one to wrestle with.

Ingredients

  • Long Island Mix
  • 1 part Silver Tequila
  • 1 part Gin
  • 1 part White Rum
  • 1 part Triple Sec
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • 20ml Pink Sambuca
  • 200ml Pink Lemonade
  • Ice
  • Boston Shaker
  • Chain (optional)
  • High-ball glass

Method

Pour all the long island alcoholic ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Strain the mixture into a highball glass over fresh ice and finish with the pink lemonade.

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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Street Fighter x Tekken

With Street Fighter x Tekken close to launching we were approached by a PR agency who were handling the launch party to create six drinks that could be served on the night and made for the press during previews. Because the game had such a large character list and we rarely like to follow orders we upped the drinks list to 8 as we wanted to cover a good selection of fighters.

These drinks were served at the launch and made to battle at the event with guests voting on their favourite cocktail, unsurprisingly for a drink that’s basically an alcoholic milkshake finished with a chocolate flake, ‘Furry Cup’ beat ‘Poison breath’ to the title.

Ingredients

  • Hugo
  • Chun Li
  • Bison
  • Dhalsim
  • Paul Phoenix
  • Kuma
  • Nina
  • Yoshimitsu

Method

You can find breakdowns for each recipe by clicking on the names above.

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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Dark Souls

The Journey of an undead has always traced the bonfires, and no journey of import has been made without an Estus Flask. For this Estus Cask we needed something golden that would help revive, provide courage and perhaps burn a little.

For a game with old fashioned sensibilities, this take on an Old Fashioned uses cask whisky.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Jameson Caskmates IPA
  • 15ml Rye Whiskey
  • 2 Dash Angostura Bitters
  • 2 Dash Orange Bitters
  • Sugar cubes
  • Orange Peel
  • Ice
  • Muddler
  • Tumbler
  • 250ml Wine Carafe

Method

To start add two sugar cubes into a tumbler, add both of the bitters and muddle until finely ground. Add the Caskmates and Rye add two cubes of ice and stir continuously, add two more cubes to dilute the drink, add two more cubes to the carafe and transfer your Old Fashioned, add the orange peel and serve.

The Game

Dark Souls is a 2011 action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco Bandai Games. A spiritual successor to FromSoftware’s cult classic Demon’s Souls, the game is the second instalment in the Souls series. Dark Souls takes place in the fictional kingdom of Lordran, where players assume the role of a cursed undead character who begins a pilgrimage to discover the fate of their kind.

Prepare to die

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Thomas Was Alone

With the move to London and developers being kind enough to drop into the bar and lend support it seemed to good an opportunity too good to pass up to pester Mike Bithell to let me create something based on Thomas Was Alone. Again the pun came first, Thomas Was Patron then it was about matching the character colours and getting Mike to craft a little narrative to match

Ingredients

  • Patron Tequila
  • Square Shot Glasses

Method

After that much Patron I don’t remember

The Game

Thomas Was Alone is an indie puzzle-platformer video game created by Mike Bithell, originally released as a Flash-based browser game in October 2010. Before being expanding and making its way to consoles a few years later.

In the game, the player controls one or more simple rectangles representing several out-of-control artificial intelligence entities, working with the shapes to get each to their individual endpoints on each level. Each shape is characterized with a unique name and personality, including the eponymous Thomas, which are conveyed to the player through the use of a narrator voiced by Danny Wallace, whose performance earned the game a BAFTA Games Award.

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Batman Arkham City

Created back in 2011 for the Guardian this shot set sees some of Gotham’s most dastardly villains taking on the Dark Knight and is paying tribute to Rocksteady’s excellent Arkham City.

Ingredients

  • Two Face
  • 25ml Amarula Cream
  • 25ml Harvey’s Sherry
  • Gelatine sheets or similar
  • Riddler
  • 30ml Cachaca
  • Bane
  • 25ml Black Sambuca
  • 25ml Absinthe
  • Mr Freeze
  • 25ml Blue Curacao
  • 25ml Sambuca
  • Poison Ivy
  • Fresh Mint
  • 35ml White Rum
  • 5ml Sugar Syrup
  • The Joker
  • 20ml Blue Curacao
  • 20ml White Rum
  • 10ml Cranberry Juice
  • Popping Candy
  • Harley Quinn
  • 10ml Gin
  • 10ml Vermouth
  • 15ml Pink Lemonade
  • 10ml Peach Schnapps
  • 5ml Lemon Juice
  • Boston Shaker
  • Ice
  • 50ml Shot Glasses

Method


Two-Face
, 25ml Amarula Cream (Set as a Jelly) To do this you need to add gelatine and use tape to seal off half the top of the glass. Carefully balance a glass on its side to set in a fridge then add a second jelly made with 25ml Harvey’s (couldn’t resist the reference) sherry.
Riddler, Like a Caipirinha: Sugar, muddled Lime and the 30ml Cachaca.
Bane, A brutal mix with the Black Sambuca and a 15ml hypodermic of Absinthe.
Mr Freeze, fill the shot glass with 20ml Blue Curacao and 20ml Sambuca topped up with crushed ice.
Poison Ivy, take the mint leaves and clap between your hands then add to the shot glass and mix with the rum and syrup
Joker, mix all the ingredients together.
Harley Quinn, our take on the classic ‘harlequin’ cocktail, mix everything in the shot glass.

The Game

Batman: Arkham City is a 2011 action-adventure game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is the sequel to the 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum and the second instalment in the Batman: Arkham series. Written by veteran Batman writer Paul Dini with Paul Crocker and Sefton Hill. In the game’s main storyline, Batman is incarcerated in Arkham City, a super-prison enclosing the decaying urban slums of fictional Gotham City. He must uncover the secret behind a sinister scheme orchestrated by the facility’s warden, Hugo Strange. The game’s leading characters are predominantly voiced by actors from the DC Animated Universe, with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their roles as Batman and the Joker, respectively.

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Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid on the original Playstation is one of the games that blew me away when it came out. Clever touches such as bosses that read your save game files and allowing players to fake death with ketchup bottles. With the 25th anniversary of the series in 2012 and Konami being a company Loading had never worked with, we put out a tweet and Konami UK got in touch. Hideo Kojima was visiting the UK to give a Bafta talk so we had the perfect deadline to create something appropriate and the whole history of MGS to be inspired by.

After some team sketching, we had the ridiculous idea to create a tribute along the lines of pixel art but with shot glasses instead of dots. After checking with our resident photographer that it could be done, we commissioned designer Joseph Payne to create a design template, 25 Shades of Snake. A shade for each year.

We used that template to slowly (very slowly, about 8 hours and 2100 shot glasses later) put together the image like a giant paint by numbers

The finished creation was then captured, printed and framed to be gifted to Hideo Kojima after his Bafta lecture. If anyone ever visits his office let us know if he kept his promise to mount the creation.

Ingredients

  • 2100 Shot Glasses
  • Empty Warehouse
  • Buckets of Booze
  • Heroic Volunteers

Method

Avoid at all costs

The Game

Metal Gear is a series of action-adventure stealth video games created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami. The first game, Metal Gear, was released in 1987 for MSX home computers. The player often takes control of a special forces operative (usually Solid Snake or Big Boss), who is assigned the task of finding the titular superweapon “Metal Gear”, a bipedal walking tank with the ability to launch nuclear weapons.

Several sequels have been released, which have expanded the original game’s plot, adding characters opposing and supporting Snake, while there have also been a few prequels exploring the origins of Metal Gear and recurring characters. The third game in the series, Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation, marked the beginning of a whole new line of 3D for Metal Gear. As of September 2019, over 55 million copies of games in the franchise have been sold worldwide.

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GTA V

Another of the Bafta Game Award creations, for GTA we wanted a taste of the highlife with this Godfather, with the series being created in Scotland we opted for Scotch and a chocolate cigar

Ingredients

  • 50ml Scotch
  • 25ml Disaronno 
  • Chocolate Cigar
  • Ice
  • Tumbler glass

Method

Stir the Scotch and Disaronno over ice until chilled then add to a fresh tumble with large ice cubes.

The Game

Grand Theft Auto V is a 2013 action-adventure game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It is the first main entry in the Grand Theft Auto series since 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV. Set within the fictional state of San Andreas, based on Southern California, the story follows three protagonists—retired bank robber Michael De Santa, street gangster Franklin Clinton, and drug dealer and arms smuggler Trevor Philips—and their efforts to commit heists while under pressure from a corrupt government agency and powerful crime figures.