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Bring 5 of Your Favorite Sci-Fi Drinks to Life This Halloween With These Recipes

 

No matter what species or planet you call your own (or dress up as this Halloween), you can’t get through a dystopian society without some serious alcohol. From the Twelve Colonies to Galifrey, these drinks really take the edge off kicking ass and taking names.

 

Firefly – Mudder’s Milk

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The idea of Jayne Cobb being a hero might not sit right with you, but this concoction from one of the more memorable Firefly episodes… well, it might not sit right either.

Meant to serve as a meal replacement and a temporary escape from a hard-knock life, this cocktail better suits a rough Tuesday than a party.

  • 2-3 Shots of Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Oatmeal
  • Honey and Cinnamon to taste
  • Ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender, blend until consistency is smooth.

 

Doctor Who – The Master

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If you’re feeling particularly villainous, this cocktail version of the Doctor’s oldest frenemy is charismatic and deceitfully sweet. Watch the intake or, the next day, you’ll hear the drumming too.

  • 1 oz. Dark Rum
  • 1 oz. Crème de Cacao
  • 1-2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 4 oz. Coca-Cola

Combine the rum, liqueur, and bitters in a shaker over ice. Pour into a glass and top with cola.

 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster

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Although you can’t find all the ingredients for this cocktail on Earth, a pervasive death wish hasn’t stopped us from trying. Proceed with caution.

  • ½ oz gin
  • ½ oz light rum
  • ½ oz vodka
  • ½ oz tequila
  • 1 oz creme de menthe liqueur
  • 1 oz curacao liqueur
  • 1 oz Galliano
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 olive

Combine all the booze and ice in a blender. Cover, and blend until slushy. Pour into a glass and garnish with an olive. Preemptively call an ambulance.

 

Battlestar Galactica – Ambrosia

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This prison-born elixir might not be the classiest drink, but when you’re running from hostile Cylons, you’re not too picky. So say we all!

  • 6 oz Midori
  • 4 oz Blue Curacao
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • ½ cup of ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend. Optional: garnish with a stemmed cherry.

 

Star Trek – Romulan Ale

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The Federation’s version of absinthe, Romulan Ale is known as an instant drunk. There’s a reason it’s illegal.

  • 375 ml Vodka
  • 375 ml Blue Curacao
  • 375 ml Everclear

Combine ingredients in a 1.25 liter bottle. Chill in freezer for two hours. Serve in shot glasses.

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This 24-Hour Coffee Shop Has Video Games, Books, Costumes & More

Nerds, dorks and dweebs, unite! A young man named Kristopher Irons had a dream to create a 24-hour coffee shop that panders to geeks and gamers alike, so what did he do? The next logical thing of course: he started a Kickstarter campaign to create his dream coffee shop, Requiem.

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Final Fantasy fans might recognize the font and style of the coffee shop’s name.

Irons realized that outside of the world’s largest geek conventions (such as Comiket with 590,000 people, gamescon with 335,000, Japan Expo with 240,000 and San Diego and New York Comic Cons, with 130,000 and 150,000 people, respectively), there is no place that’s not online for friends and fans of anime, comics, games, movies, tv shows, books and other mediums of geekdom to gather, discuss and socialize.

“Sports fans have sports bars where they can go for countless hours…why don’t fans of anime, books, cartoons, comics, movies, tv shows, or video games?” 

He even made a pretty good observation about how large groups of people are (and should be) catered to: “Sports fans have sports bars where they can go for countless hours to feel at home, surrounded by people who understand their passions — why don’t fans of anime, books, cartoons, comics, movies, tv shows, or video games?”

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Anyone who has ever played a game like Zelda will recognize these colorful “potions”

Being a gamer, I can proudly say I’ve spent countless hours playing video games, often going into the ridiculous hours of the morning. Irons can relate, which is why his startup coffee joint will be open 24 hours a day! Being a nerd myself, I’m very familiar with the whole “bullies and nerds” culture. Irons seems to also know it, since he puts a big emphasis on the fact that no harassment at all will be tolerated in his coffee shop. It’s meant to be a safe haven where people can feel comfortable being themselves.

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Irons will also be implementing a “stop and go” system of sorts. If someone is happy to socialize and willing to let people approach his or her table, he’ll turn his table cone over to reveal the green cone. If he or she simply wants to snuggle up with a book, a cup of coffee and their thoughts, they can flip the cone over to the red side.

The coffee shop will have four general areas based on common themes throughout a variety of popular games. One area will be a Sci-fi area similar to those seen in games like Halo and Destiny, another corner will be a woodland shire-type area, much like Zelda and Skyrim, one corner will take inspiration from castles, cathedrals and other large structures commonly found in RPGs, and the last corner will feature the retro-modern stylings often associated with steampunk trends and the 50s/60s.

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Requiem will be located in Anaheim, California, close to the Disneyland area, so that guests anywhere from LA to San Diego will be able to take a short trip to reach their mini Comic Con destination. The shop will also have cosplay items for use, board and card games, high speed internet for gaming, art supplies for artists, a community board to find others with the same interest, and a huge supply of books and comics at your disposal. If you want to donate to this genius idea, check out the Kickstarter campaign here!

Well, it looks like I’ve found my new home…so who’s coming with me? In the words of Super Mario, “Let’s a-go!”

 

 

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Alien Chopsticks

Now would would the horror/sci-fi film genre be without the man who perfected the genre with his masterpiece Alien. Speaking of Ridley Scott, is anyone else excited about the trailer for Prometheus? Anyhow, bursting straight out of the chest cavity of some poor soul in a distant galaxy comes a brand new way to imagine your chopsticks.

I introduce to you, the Alien chopsticks. Each 9″ chopstick has the detailed image of the walking space terror that traumatized Ripley through 3 whole movies. Can you guys tell that I like Alien? You might say that it has a special place in my heart. *insert chest-bursting pun here*

($9 @ Entertainment Earth)