Magic the Gathering Planeswalker Cocktails
This year Magic the Gathering is celebrating 25 years. That’s 25 years of drafting, deck building, and planeswalking across the multiverse.
To commemorate this special year, The Nifty Nerd has partnered up with the podcast team at Dragons, Sexy Robots and Adventures: A Nerd Manual. My husband, Ron, and I put together 5 different planeswalker cocktails for players to sip on while enjoying their favorite Magic the Gathering format. Co-hosts Claire and Kyle, producer James, and their friend Nikita enjoyed the cocktails while participating in a celebratory 25 year draft on their podcast.
Dragons, Sexy Robots and Adventures: A Nerd Manual’ is a podcast that researches and discusses the history and production behind nerd creations. Nerd culture is so prevalent now but very few people know the history of where it comes from and what goes into developing it. We want to shed more light on these things so that people can better appreciate and enjoy their favorite fandoms.
Our Magic the Gathering podcast [which goes live Monday, July 16th] will talk about the History of Card Games and how/why Wizards of the Coast developed MtG.
Our podcast can be downloaded on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or on our website at www.dsrapodcast.com and we can can be found on twitter @dsrapodcast.
-Claire, DSRA Podcast
The 5 cocktails Ron and I put together have a 2-fold purpose. 1. Each cocktail embodies the essence of a different, well-known planeswalker; Jace, Garruk, Elspeth, Chandra, and Liliana. 2. We created a variety of different cocktail types to hopefully hit everyone’s flavor palate with at least one drink. We hope you enjoy, and cheers to 25 years of MtG…it is, after all, how my husband and I met!
Garruk’s Wild Crasher
- 2-ounces ginger beer
- Mint leaves
- 2-ounces vodka
- Splash of fresh lime juice
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- 1-ounce Suja Juice (or substitute with V8 Healthy Greens juice)
Directions: Muddle the mint leaves in a copper cup, fill your cup with ice, then add all the other ingredients and stir together.
Chandra’s Fireball Old Fashioned
- 2-ounces Fireball whiskey
- 2 dashes of bitters
- 1⁄4 teaspoon of sugar
- Splash of lemon juice
Directions: Add all ingredients to a highball glass with ice, garnish with an orange wedge and cherries.
Elspeth’s Shining Light
- 1-oz vanilla vodka
- Cherry 7-Up
- Slice of lime
Directions: Fill a short glass with ice and poor all ingredients into it, then stir gently.
Liliana’s Death Potion
- 1-ounce Jägermeister
- 1-ounce vodka
- 1-ounce coffee liqueur
- 2 drops grenadine
- Dry ice (optional)*
Directions: Add a small piece of dry ice to the bottom of a martini glass. Combine the rest of your ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake with ice, strain and poor into the martini glass.
*Remember to never touch dry ice with your bare skin and never directly consume it.
Jace’s Mind Melder
- 1.5 oz tequila blanco
- .5 oz blue curacao
- .75 oz blueberry syrup*
- .5 oz lemon juice
- .5 cups water
- .5 cups sugar
- .5 cups blueberries
We don’t currently own a lot of fancy cocktail glasses, so I used what we had on hand…although I was sad to serve the martini and margarita in not martini and margarita glasses. 🙂 Since I didn’t have a short glass for Elspeth, I just doubled the vodka to keep the ingredients balanced.
So, who’s your favorite planeswalker? What is/are your favorite Magic color(s) to play with? Let me know in the comment below.
Personally, it’s hard to pick a favorite planeswalker, but I did create an Elspeth cosplay. As for colors, I’m very much a Mardu player. I love the combination of red, white, and black and what each offers for an excellent balance of both threats and answers.