Game Cocktails: Grog of Thieves

PIKUBYTES // Video Game Cocktails // Uncharted 4: A Thief's End // Grog of Thieves

The lust for adventure is a real wild beast to tame. We chain it in dusty attics and tuck it away into boxes. We feed it the same mundane dry food, hoping the beast will just settle. Like we have. But the faraway coasts keep on calling. Every keepsake is whispering about lands not yet discovered, artifacts not yet unearthed. With an aching heart, we check the quarantine restrictions. Nope. A tiki cocktail is still the only getaway to a tropical island. Shall we taste something… uncharted?

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Game Cocktails: Jin’s Saketini

PIKUBYTES // Video Game Cocktails // Ghost of Tsushima // Jin's Saketini

Loyalty, honour, and a stiff upper lip. For centuries, nobody had conducted proper SWOT analyses of the Bushido code, nor did anyone set reasonable katana-slashing KPIs. Clearly, there’d been a lack of samurai entrepreneurism on Tsushima. Until Jin Sakai came along. The old ways came tumbling down, as the Mongols trembled in their cowhide boots. The ghost was adamant to reclaim his home. Washing away battle fatigue and social inhibition with sake, he pushed onwards…

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Game Cocktails: Decoctions of the Grasses

PIKUBYTES // Video Game Cocktails Witcher 3 Wild Hunt // Decoctions of the Grasses

I’m so done shoveling dung in Velen, mum. I’ve found the letter. It’s my ticket to becoming the talk of the town. Why wouldn’t I join the School of the Wolf? I know, I know. Slaying monsters and forging questionable alliances is not what you’d had in mind for me. But I’m destined to train with other witchers. It’s just a matter of surviving the trials, you know? And I’ve researched those potions properly…

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Game Cocktails: Dirty Wastelander

PIKUBYTES // Video Game Cocktails Fallout 4 Dirty Wastelander

Ain’t post-apocalyptic life just grand. Gambling away at New Vegas casinos, chugging irradiated beers, advocating for ghoul rights, scavenging for toasters… I’ve taken shady jobs, sure. Stole a thing or ten until I couldn’t fast travel. But baby, there’s no denying. I’ve crawled out to the fallout and rejoined society! So come down to my speakeasy and have a Dirty Wastelander. It’s on the house, if you let me rant for once…

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Game Cocktails: All-Mother’s Embrace

PIKUBYTES // Video Game Cocktails Horizon Zero Dawn All-Mother's Embrace

Nothing beats the thrill of the hunt. I’d tracked my prey for weeks, picking up on its earthly scent and losing it again in the valley of scattershot ideas. I’d kept chasing it as it grazed away my herb garden. Many dawns had passed. I’d paused. Nay, I let go completely. I held my breath to reflect on the vast landscape of the Sacred Lands. And there it was. My new cocktail recipe walking right into my trap… Gotcha.

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Game Cocktails: Noble Pursuit

PIKUBYTES // Video Game Cocktails Noble Pursuit Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

Ah, the freedom of emergent cooking! Mixing toads, mushrooms, bokoblin horns, apples, and producing a foul mess. The brilliant Breath of the Wild features dozens of gastronomic and potion recipes to discover. But what about the booze? This week I’m paying tribute to a mysterious drink I’ve encountered in Hyrule. Psst…Just don’t tell Link about these delights. He should stick to milk bars for now.

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Game Cocktails: Saint Denis Sazerac

PIKUBYTES // Video Game Cocktails Saint Denis Sazerac Red Dead Redemption 2

A tumbleweed rolls by a deserted saloon, its doors creaking slowly as if yearning for better days. Dust has long settled on the ornate glassware, covering the traces of many poker games lost and even more drunken shots fired. A rider appears at the prairie’s horizon. She’s determined. She has to keep at it. She’s got to START WRITING HER BLOG AGAIN. She pulls up a chair at the saloon and scans its shelves. You lucky devil. There’s just enough for a Saint Denis Sazerac. Wouldn’t you want to know how to mix one?

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