Hey everyone Josh here. That’s right I’m making a comeback (I think this may be comeback #3), and this time I swear I’ll be sticking around. To ease you in to my return I’m starting off with a Fallout 4 Dirty Wastelander Cocktail.
Those not in the know, I’m a HUGE gamer and nerd. So here’s the deal, I’m going to be posting gaming or pop culture related food and drink recipes at least once a month.
Ok background time for the non-gamers. Fallout is a series of games (first released 1997) by Interplay Entertainment. In 1998 they released Fallout 2, another isometric RPG. Bethesda Game Studios released Fallout 3 in 2008, which was a FPS-RPG. Then Obsidian Entertainment released Fallout New-Vegas in 2010, and most recently Bethesda released Fallout 4.
RPG & FPS explained for non-gamers
RPG = Role Playing Game (a game where you take on the role of imaginary characters)
FPS-RPG = First Person Shooter Role Playing Game (a game where the focus is on a weapon, you play via a first person perspective of your imaginary character)
As you may have guessed being called Fallout, the game is set post nuclear blast. It’s all about surviving in that hostile environment.
So how do you survive the apocalypse in Fallout 4 in style? You make a Fallout 4 Dirty Wastelander Cocktail!
Now to be fair I can’t make a true Fallout 4 Dirty Wastelander Cocktail due to that fact that the ingredients in the Fallout universe don’t exist. Nuka Cola is the post apocalyptic equivalent to popular cola you are all well aware of, therefore is very easy to replace.
Another key ingredient is Mutfruit, which are a mutated berry from the game, they look a little like a modern day blackberry, so lets substitute Mutfruit with blackberries. What we do have and don’t need to replace is easy to obtain whisky.
- 60 ml of whisky
- 8 blackberries
- Place ice, blackberries and whisky in a glass.
- Muddle the ingredients.
- Top with cola and enjoy!
If a Fallout 4 Dirty Wastelander Cocktail isn’t your speed, then how about something a little more refined for the modern day? The Clean Wastelander, for those that aren’t cola or whisky fans.
- 30ml Vodka
- 4 blackberries
- Muddle some lime wedges, mint, blackberries and ice in a glass.
- Add vodka and then top with lemonade.
My personal favourite is the Fallout 4 Dirty Wastelander Cocktail, which I wasn’t expecting, but it turns out to be a way too easy, very tasty cocktail to drink.
So there you have it two game inspired drinks from my favourite post apocalyptic world. Tune in next time for another inspired recipe from the nerdy, geeky or another realm I love.
Catch you later dwellers!
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