Have a Super Mar 10! For Mario March I am creating Mario-inspired food and drink.
I’m going to be playing Braid today. In the spirit of The Drunken Moogle, I thought it would be nice to create a cocktail to celebrate this game, and drink while I play.
Some game and geek cocktails only mimic the aesthetics of the thing they are trying to tribute. But I am determined that my Braid cocktail should capture not only some of the game’s painterly look, but also the spirit of Braid, pun intended. Obviously, the first alcoholic beverage that comes to mind is a bottle of wine, spilled on your dinner date.
But what aside from that? Braid is a meditation on the concept of regret. Once you consider that, the choice of spirit is clear: there is no spirit that you regret more than tequila. Specifically, I regret the tequila sunrises that I had in Cancun, but that may be on a more personal note.
I don’t want to just recreate a Tequila Sunrise, so let me instead present my Braid inspired version, which I call Tequila Sunset Over Tim’s House.
- 2 oz tequila (I used Hornitos Reposado), divided
- 1/2 oz Creme de Cassis
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 8 oz Orange Juice
Take 1/2 oz of your tequila, the sugar, and 3 or 4 blackberries. Muddle all together, until the liquid is dark, then add the Creme De Cassis (berry liquor)
Mix this dark and foreboding liquid gently, then pour it into your chosen cocktail glass.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the orange juice and the rest of the tequila. Shake.
Using the back of a spoon if you need it, layer the orange juice mixture over top of the berry mixture. Create an ominous fiery sunset over a dark city, like the starting screen of Braid. Add a few more blackberries to float on top to symbolize dark clouds looming on the horizon.