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Seeing how the Sereni-tea is shaping up to be our next drink recipe dive. I thought I’d share another Firefly reference from the menu. Coming from the 2018 Firefly theme night menu, this drink found it’s spot on the main menu from the sheer volume of requests for it. This cocktail twice a modified version of modified Smith & Wesson called a Colorado Bulldog plus Creme de Cacao. The similarity to a White Russian lent it to be a trendy drink with the wander-ins.

Ship and a Gun (Bucket /w ice)

  • 1 1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 oz Whipped vodka
  • 1/2 oz Creme de Cacao
  • Fill Cream
  • Dash some Coke

Make sure to stir a little after you pour in your ingredients. For Coffee Liqueur, we used Kapali at the Tavern as our go-to Coffee Liqueur; I made the one in the photo with Grind, and it gives it far more of a kick. This cocktail is a perfect dessert drink for after a meal or breakfast before you load up on your starship.

Seeing how the Sereni-tea is shaping up to be our next drink recipe dive. I thought I’d share another Firefly reference from the menu. Coming from the 2018 Firefly theme night menu, this drink found it’s spot on the main menu from the sheer volume of requests for it. This cocktail twice a modified version of modified Smith & Wesson called a Colorado Bulldog plus Creme de Cacao. The similarity to a White Russian lent it to be a trendy drink with the wander-ins.

Ship and a Gun (Bucket /w ice)

  • 1 1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 oz Whipped vodka
  • 1/2 oz Creme de Cacao
  • Fill Cream
  • Dash some Coke

Make sure to stir a little after you pour in your ingredients. For Coffee Liqueur, we used Kapali at the Tavern as our go-to Coffee Liqueur; I made the one in the photo with Grind, and it gives it far more of a kick. This cocktail is a perfect dessert drink for after a meal or breakfast before you load up on your starship.

 

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Why hadn’t I had this idea years ago? When I was doing the write up for the Mei drink, I had this moment where I realized that I had been missing out on this idea for YEARS. Super – Whiskey – Smash Bros. So this weekend, I got to work and made the first six cocktails. I will add more to these later, but I had to start somewhere.

Now all the drinks will be based on a Whiskey Smash. That is Whiskey, Lemon, Mint Leaves, Sugar, water. We are using Soda or juice in place of all the water for all of these recipes. Most of them will modify the source of the sugar or add an extra ingredient.

The instructions to make all of these is:

Muddle the lemons and mint in the bottom of a pint glass. Add ice, then the simple syrup, then the whiskey, and other liqueurs or liquor. Give one toss in a tumbler to mix thoroughly. Top with the fill, stir and serve in the same glass.

Super Whiskey Smash: Mario (Pint Glass w/ice)

  • 1 1/2 oz Whiskey
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 2 oz Simple Syrup
  • Two lemon wedges
  • 6-11 mint leaves
  • Topo Chico fill

My first thought here was to use Campari; being Italian and cherry red would work for Mario. He’s an old guy, and I could see him telling all the kids that they haven’t had a real cocktail till they’ve had a perfect Boulevardier. Campari does pair will with this drink, giving it a surprisingly subtle flavor.

Super Whiskey Smash: Princess Peach (Pint Glass w/ice)

  • 1 1/2 oz Whiskey
  • 1 1/2 oz Creme de Peche de Vinge
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • Two lemon wedges
  • 6-11 mint leaves
  • Pink Lemonade fill

Her name is Peach; how could we not go with a peach flavor? But Giffard’s Peche de Vigne happens to be one of the best Peach liqueurs I’ve ever had. Add in the pink lemonade for color, and this drink becomes ultra-smooth and very accessible.

Super Whiskey Smash: Yoshi (Pint Glass w/ice)

  • 1 1/2 oz Whiskey
  • 1 1/2 oz Sour Apple Liqueur
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Two lemon wedges
  • 6-11 mint leaves
  • Topo Chico fill

This one was another easy modification. Yoshi and apples a perfect match. Sour apple flavor adds to bring out the flavors in the whiskey and complement the mint surprisingly well.

Super Whiskey Smash: Pikachu (Pint Glass w/ice)

  • 1 1/2 oz Whiskey
  • 1 oz Limoncello
  • 1 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • Two lemon wedges
  • 6-11 mint leaves
  • Topo Chico fill

The cocktail alone is pretty yellow. But what would make it more Pikachu? Limoncello! This change gives the sour lemon taste a more robust candied feel. I’d garnish it with a couple of cherries if I had them to give the cocktail a real Pikachu flair.

Super Whiskey Smash: Samus (Pint Glass w/ice)

  • 1 1/2 oz Whiskey
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 1/2 oz Orange Curacao
  • Two lemon wedges
  • 6-11 mint leaves
  • Topo Chico fill

After just finishing the history of the Power Suit Samus Tavern drink orange was a no brainer. Orange Curacao in place of the simple syrup brings the right color to the cocktail.

Super Whiskey Smash: Link (Pint Glass w/ice)

  • 1 1/2 oz Whiskey
  • 1 oz Kinky Green
  • 1 1/2 oz Midori
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Two lemon wedges
  • 6-11 mint leaves
  • Topo Chico fill

Have you met his die-hard fans? I have, and most of them also asked me for Midori in something.  Midori’s flavor and color make a real statement. The Kinky Green adds a pear flavor that brings the whole thing together. If the cocktail is too sugary, you can omit the simple syrup. I considered making this drink a blue drink, and I’ll possibly make another version at a later date.

Welcome to a new month and a new series? section? category of post? Anyway it’s called the From the Archive: The Lost Drinks! Where I go into some of the short-lived marvels of AFK. I’m in the process of cleaning up the actual physical archive here at home. It’s huge. Beyond the digital, we have every theme menu, print menu, and almost every recipe page ever made at the Tavern. I’m enjoying looking through these so much I thought you all might want to learn about some of them. So let’s explore one of the shortest-lived drinks at AFK! Thanks so much to the humans at my Patreon for making this AFK Afterlife content available.

The Great Maker

On the Pre-Open November 3 drink menu, the last drink on the back page of the menu was a small nod to one of my favorite TV shows: Babylon 5. I thought of making a drink from Makers Mark to reference the “Great Maker.” Sadly, due to the cocktail’s complexity and our business level for the first month, it wouldn’t grace the menu for more than a week. I would replace it with a drink called “The Highlander” that was close, but not the same.
The Great Maker (Pint Glass w/ ice)
  • Two lemon wedges
  • Two lime wedges
  • 4-8 mint leaves
  • 1.5 oz Makers Mark
  • Sugar (1 to .5 oz)
  • Soda Water Fill
Start by adding the lemons, limes, and sugar into a shaker or pint glass. If you don’t feel comfortable adding the sugar before muddling, you can add it after. Muddle them fully till all the juice is out of the fruit. Add the 1.5 oz makers Mark. Fill your glass with ice, then shake with a shaker. Pour the contents into a Pint glass (you can use the same one.) Fill with soda, and give it a small stir. Enjoy!
You may at first see the Limes and mint and think Mojito! But With the lemons, mint, and whiskey, it’s also related to a Smash. However, Lemons and Limes make sours, so we could call this a fizzy mint whiskey sour if we wanted to. Anyway you label it, it’s a fantastic drink for a warm day, or if you’re like me on a cold night.

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A letter: The Wines of Roshar

From: A World Hopper
To: My home The AFK
Author’s Notes: My friends at AFK, this letter contains a short Vorin descriptor I found of the various Wines of Roshar. I’ve added my notes for their approximate recreation within the Tavern. It should be stressed to the reader: The people of Roshar seem to be confused about what wine is, also what chicken is, but that’s an entirely different letter I will send another day.

 

 

Violet  – The strongest of all the Roshar wines. With a sandalwood smell, a strong liquor taste.

Author’s Notes: The recipe I’ve sent recreated this with huckleberry, Aquavit, soda water, and special sandalwood oil. I’m quite proud of myself on this version; it could fool most who drink it.
Violet/Purple (Wine Glass large with ice)
  • 1.5 oz Huckleberry Syrup
  • 2 oz Taffel Aquavit
  • 1 drop sandalwood extract
  • Fill Topo Chico
This is a semi layered drink. You’ll want to add the Huckleberry Syrup first before the ice. Drop a small amount of the sandalwood extract on the ice, pour over your choice of Aquavit over the top. We used Bluewater Aquavit for ours. Then fill with Topo Chico; most soda will do, but if you’re serious, you’ll use the best. And the best is Topo Chico, fight me.

Blue – Complex with lemon and fruit flavors.

Author Notes: This really reminded me of Limoncello, not sure how they made it blue. So we’ve tried to make raspberry, Limoncello, soda, and something a little blue! It ends up coming close enough to perhaps trick one without first-hand experience.
Blue (Martini Glass)
  • 1.5 oz Limoncello
  • 0.5 oz Black Raspberry Liqueur
  • 1.5 Powerade or Blue Sports
Take the Blue Sports drink and Limoncello with ice in a shaker, shake until ice forms on the shaker. Strain into the Martini glass. Layer the black raspberry liqueur by pouring it down the side of the glass.

Sapphire – Made from fermented lavis grain with nutty and honey taste.

Author notes: This one was a sophisticated little devil to get my head around. But I finally ended on Frangelico, Honey Whiskey, and a splash of the good old fashioned Blue Curacao.
Sapphire (Collins Glass /w ice)
  • 1 oz Honey Whiskey
  • 1 oz Frangelico
  • Blue Curacao for color ~ 1oz
  • Fill Topo Chico
Pour in Blue Curacao first.  Add in the Honey Whiskey and Frangelico and fill with the chilled Topo Chico. Stir with a straw lightly for the best visual effect. If you’re not a fan of Whiskey, you can swap out the Honey Whiskey for an unflavored mead or Honey Liquor of your choice.

Red – Flavorful, simple, and smooth.

Author’s Notes: While the bartender part of me was reasonably sure it was a vodka cran, the world hopper in me couldn’t quite bring myself to say that’s what it was. In the end, I settled on the vodka cran, though. It really does work.
Red (Pounder with ice)
  • 2.5 oz vodka
  • Fill Cranberry Juice
Fill a pounder with ice, pour in vodka then add the Cranberry juice. If you’re looking for some fun with this drink, use a flavored vodka. Even vanilla vodka can work with cranberry juice. Muddle some real cranberries for a neat look.

Amber – Spicy and Earthy.

Author’s Notes: Instantly, I was reminded of a reinforced wine upon drinking this. Oaked Chardonnay fortified with a rye whiskey, bourbon, ginger bitters and really emulates this almost entirely.
Amber (Large wine glass)
  • 1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
  • .5 oz Bourbon
  • Oaked Chardonnay fill
  • Buckspice Ginger Bitters (4 drops)
This drink should be served at room temperature or chilled for the best result. If you don’t mind the color being wrong, use your favorite wine here in place of an Oaked Chardonnay. For the original served at AFK version, we used Rock & Rye whiskey and Jim Beam. But at home, I have used Templeton Rye and Burnside Bourbon. As pointed out when we served this at AFK, you can also use a Hopped Mead like Gl. Dansk in place of the wine as well.

Yellow – A fantastic morning drink, refreshing.

Author’s Notes: This one was quite the thinker.  The Alethi, who spoke of it, was quite enamored by its flavor; he called it the pre-dual drink of choice. I found that an excellent handcrafted Gin, muddled lemons, sugar, bitters, and soda really nail the drink’s character. Perhaps I just like Gin, though. I will write to you further about that.
Yellow (Pounder /w ice)
  • 2 oz Gin
  • 5 lemon wedges
  • Sugar to taste (~2 tablespoons)
  • Hibiscus bitters (1 drop)
  • Fill Topo Chico
Add the lemons and sugar to the bottom of the glass with 1 or 2 small pieces of ice. Muddle them furiously. Add the ice, then add the bitters and pour in the Gin. Finish with the Topo Chico and mix with a straw.

Orange – Lacking in strength, suitable even for the clergy.

Author’s Notes: This one was quite an easy one: oranges and a solid spiced mead. Or perhaps a ginger mead. Relatively easy compared to the rest. Quite good, though, not strong enough for me personally.
Orange (Pounder /w light ice)
  • 4 oz spiced mead
  • Orange Juice fill
Mixing these is quite simple: you add them both together in the pounder with ice. We originally used Hidden Legends Spiced mead. But you can use any spiced mead for this mix. It also works well with carrot juice, oddly enough.

Pink – Wakes you up and quite Floral.

Author’s Notes: This one, I am sure, didn’t have a drop of anything resembling alcohol. Roshar’s energy drink is found here. It’s not coffee, but it does the trick. A combination of caffeinated cherry soda, lavender syrup, and a splash of pomegranate get the color and the flavors.
Pink (Pounder /w ice)
  • .5 oz Lavender Syrup
  • .5 oz Pomegranate Syrup
  • Bawls Cherry
Start with the ice and add the syrups. Pour the energy drink over ice. Any clear energy drink should work.

White – Strong.

Author’s Notes: This is clearly a clear whiskey or moonshine. It lacks the most refinement, but it does the job very well.
White (Bucket /w or w/o ice)
  • 2 oz White whiskey
This could be pretty much any white whiskey. Or if you’re feeling fancy, any clear liquor.

New to join the Apocalypse menu!

Harley Quinn Drop Shot

A shot of Kinky Blue, dropped into energy drink, strawberry liquor, and a splash of cran.

Poison Ivy

Based off our poison bottle drink, sour apple, melon liquor join Botanist Gin and soda.