melon schnapps

Team Voltron themed drinks!

In light of season 3 releasing soon and planning a viewing party with some of my friends, I recently started thinking about making themed drinks after certain characters and what-not (seeing as I’m the designated bartender of my friend group lol). There’s obviously TONS of different drinks you can make to fit a character, but I took a bit of liberty to fantasize what drinks I’d love to make (had I the time and money); these aren’t arbitrary choices either. I primarily chose drinks that I thought reflected certain character aspects, so I’ve included a small analysis along with each drink choice.

note: for practical reasons (like if ppl actually wanted to make themed drinks) I’ve included both a simplified mixed drink alternative (which, let’s be real, that’s what I’m actually making) AND a non-alcoholic alternative (which are super basic im sorry but it’s the best i could do)

Let’s get mixing!


Shiro – “Boulevardier”

This is one of the few drinks I chose based more on personality than appearance. Most purple cocktails just didn’t quite ring true for Shiro’s full-bodied character, so I went with my gut feeling and started browsing some bourbon based drinks. After going through a few classic recipes, I settled on a Boulevardier. What it contains:

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • ¾ oz Sweet vermouth
  • ¾ oz Campari
  • Orange or cherry as a garnish
  • Served over ice optional

Shiro, as a character, radiates a sense of maturity and warmth. He is kind and caring, but knows when to take charge of his team and push harder. The subtle sweet undertones in bourbon and the warmth of dark liquor, I feel, reflect these aspects of his character very well. Sweet vermouth, like bourbon, has those husky, herbal undertones; it’s basically a wine spiked with brandy and slightly sweetened. Campari is a liqueur made from infused herbs and fruit, a sweet and spicy flavor. This is, in essence, a darker drink, and one that is probably an acquired taste; aka, this is not a beginner or casual drink. It’s a drink I think is well suited to our beloved enigmatic leader, the Head of Voltron, pilot of the Black Lion. It has warmth and depth, a complexity of flavors that matches Shiro’s nuances in character.

Practical party alternative: any type of whiskey and coke (though I still recommend bourbon, it tastes better imo); you can also do a spiced rum and coke if you’re not a whiskey person.

Non-alcoholic alternative: honestly? cherry coke or like…diet coke with lime strike me as very Shiro for some reason lol.

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The Fallen Froggie

Ingredients:
½ oz Midori Melon Liqueur
½ oz Peach Schnapps
½ oz Baileys Irish Creme
Splash of grenadine

Directions:
Mix equal parts of melon liquor and Irish creme. Splash a bit of grenadine on top.

This recipe is from DrinkedIn.net, check their site for more great recipes!

Supernatural Themed Drink List (w/ new Mark Of Cain drink added)
  • If I am missing anything/anyone important from the show- let me know and I’ll make a drink for that too!!  Mixology baby- I’m that good!!!  And I’ve personally tasted all of them - tonight… 

Supernatural Drinks -

Mark of Cain2pt UV Cherry Vodka (if you substitute vodkas- make to buy one that is red like the mark), 1pt Van Gogh Rich Chocolate Vodka, 2pts 7-Up

J2 Sweet & Wet (just b/c Dean doesn’t like the “wet” doesn’t mean…) - 1pt Jameson, 1pt Peachtree schnapps, 2pts Sour Mix

Crowley Kiss (Same recipe as a Blow Job) - 1pt Kahlua, 1pt Amaretto, 1pt Bailey’s, topped with whipped cream

Castiel’s Lullaby (Greatest American Hero Red, White & Blue) - 1pt UV Blue Raspberry Vodka (blue), 1pt Malibu Rum, 1pt Pineapple Juice, top with a Cherry (Red) and rim the glass with Sugar (white)

Demon Trap 1pt Vanilla Vodka, 2pts Cranberry Juice, Float a thin slice from a small (Cuties size) orange - make sure you cut so orange is a full circle, like the trap, before placing on top!     

Ghostfacers Shot 1pt Ouzo, drop ice cube chips into it and watch the spirits from the vail appear

Fallen Angel-tini (they Fell Like Apples from a Tree) - 2pts Apple Pucker Schnapps, 1pt Sobieski Karmel Vodka, Splash of Cranberry Juice

Hellhound Bloodbath (Your 1st Trial) - 1pt Southern Comfort, 1pt Amoretto, 2pt Sour Mix 1pts Cranberry Juice

Heavenly Soul Lifter (Your 2nd Trial) - 1pt Jim Beam Maple, 1pt Vanilla Vodka, 1pt Diet Coke, top with whipped cream - Don’t forget to raise your glass to Bobby before drinking!!

Demon’s Cure (Your 3rd Trial) – Take a Cup of Hot Apple Cider (Nestle packets work great if you can’t find real cider), add 1 shot of Tuacca

Garth Giggler (Wine Cooler/Spritzer) - 3 pts either Red or White Wine- whatever you prefer, 1pt Sprite – Pairs best with the song “Poison” from Bell Biv DeVoe

Kevin’s Redeye Kick (to help stay up late translating) - 1pt Sobieski Espresso Vodka (or can use reg Kahlua), 1pt Kahlua Mocha, 1pt Kahlua French Vanilla, 1 part cream (or milk) – Sorry, no real caffeine but tastes like coffee drink with a kick!

Purple Nurples (Dean’s Fav) - 1pt Chambord (or any Black Raspberry Schnapps), 1pt Raspberry Vodka (or also can be reg vodka for not as sweet taste), 1pt Sour Mix, 1pt Sprite

Demon’s Blood-tini (But none for Sam!)  - 3 pts Skyy Blood Orange Infused Vodka, 1pt Cranberry Juice

Holy Water(melon)tini (Only burns Demon’s throats) - 2pts Midori (or any melon schnapps), 1pt Malibu Rum, 1pt Sour Mix

Salt & Fire Shot (Sends Spirits to Hell) - 2pts Pinnacle Salty Pretzel Vodka, 1pt Cinnamon Schnapps - served in shot glass / rocks glass with salted rim

Meg-Tied (a Possessed Mai-Tai) Drink- 1pt Dark Rum, 1pt Light Rum, 2pts Cranberry Juice, 2pts Pineapple Juice (for shot use only 1 pt each juice)

Gabriel’s Just Desserts (approved Trixster Sweets) - 1pt Peachtree Schnapps, 1pt Amoretto, 1pt Whipped Cream Vodka, 2pts Orange Juice

Angel Tablet (Sweet & Nice like Kevin) - 1pt Mango Vodka, 1pt Skyy Strawberry Infused Vodka, 2pts Orange Juice

Demon Tablet - 1pt Espolon Silver Tequila, 1pt Pomegranate Schnapps, 2pts Margarita Mix.  For Special Effect – add a few drops of red food coloring to margarita salt and rim glass.

Leviathan Tablet – Put 1pt Peachtree Schnapps, & 1pt Cranberry Juice together in a glass, then add a shot of Jagermeister, poured slowly on top, to watch their black goo spread.

The Devil Made Me Do It - 1pt Espolon Repo Tequila, add a couple drops of Tabasco Sauce (but no salt or lime allowed here!).  Then repeat - b/c The Devil always recommends many more than one.

The Rufus - 3 pts Johnny Walker Blue Label - neat (no ice).  That’s it, nothing else.  If it ain’t broke, don’t mess with it!

Bobby’s Blues - 1pt Maker’s Mark, 2nd pt Maker’s Mark, 3rd pt Maker’s Mark – served over ice.  What did you expect, more ingredients than that? Idjit!

Yellow Eyes Shot- 1pt X-Rated Tropix, splash of 7-up.  Psychic abilities not included.

Note: Most can be made as shots or drinks so putting recipes in “Parts (Pt)” instead of shots.  For shots, I recommend each “Part” be about ½ a shot.  For drinks, each “Part” should be about a shot.  For fishbowls, each “Part” should be about 3 shots…  The ones ending in “tini” should traditionally be in a Martini glass, but if you make into a drink, just add more of the juice.  The rest of them, the recipe works for small rock glasses – if you make them in pint glasses you may need more juice/filler.

juice/filler.