The End of the World

So the election happened, and while the world didn’t actually end, it certainly hasn’t been a perfectly smooth process. Tuesday night, as the votes were counted, tensions were *high*…so naturally drinks were needed to help relieve that stress. Cleverly (or not), I chose to assuage people’s concerns by reminding them all of the other ways the world could end…


Apocalypse by Weather

  • Hurricane — Rum, Grenadine, Orange Juice, Lemon Juice
  • Tsunami — Rum, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice
  • Earthquake — Bourbon, Cointreau, Bitters
  • Tornado — Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Coke, Lemon Juice
  • Fire Tornado — Fireball, Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Coke

Apocalypse by Technology

  • Strong AI — Fireball, Apple Bourbon
  • Weak AI — Hard Cider
  • Robot Takeover — Whiskey, Vodka, Grenadine
  • Nuclear Fallout — Blue Curacao, Vodka, Orange Juice (Warning — this drink is a very radioactive shade of green, not for the weak of heart.)

Apocalypse by Other Life Forms

  • Plague — Strawberry Pucker, Dark Rum
  • Aliens — Absinthe, Bourbon, Bitters
  • Zombie — Rum, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice
  • Monster — Captain Morgan Jack-O-Blast (Pumpkin Rum), Triple Sec

Apocalypse by Religion

  • Rapture — Gin, Triple Sec
  • Lucifer — Shot of Tequila mixed with Tabasco Sauce
  • Flood — Ouzo, Water

Apocalypse by Human Folly

  • Civil War — You must get this drink with a friend. First, each of you will pick one liquor, which you’d like to be a component of your friend’s drink. Then, I’ll roll a die to randomly choose a third liquor, which will be mixed into both of your drinks. So if Alice and Bob pick Rum and Tequila respectively, and I roll Fireball, then Alice drinks Tequila+Fireball and Bob drinks Rum+Fireball. (This is a bit more complicated than I’d like, but was meant as a patch against the Mad Scientist from last time- now you need a friend to agree in order to drink randomly mixed alcohols, so less people will try to do it again and again.)
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