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You Should Drink These Portal 2 Cocktails, For Science

We’ve covered a good deal of video game related drinks, but this pair of Portal 2 cocktails created by James Dance, the proprietor of the bar/arcade Loading, are some eye-catching treats. Relying on Blue Curacao and Orangina for the color (with vodka and rum for the kick), this handsome pair is sure to teleport your tastebuds to new heights. Or get you plastered. But the most important thing: Colored sugar rings. Genius!

Here’s the recipe, in its entirety. More can be found at the U.K. Guardian. While they say that the colored sugar around the rims is optional, I strongly disagree. The actual portal portion of the drink is too iconic to be missed. Of course, if you have access to an actual portal gun, placing portals on the top of glasses is not recommended since that would only ruin your/someone else’s drink.

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What you’ll need

  • Blue Curacao
  • Vodka
  • Lemonade
  • Cointreau
  • Rum
  • Orangina
  • Small tumblers

This drink is, of course, designed to resemble the two coloured portals from the excellent sci-fi puzzle game. For the blue version, get a small tumbler and pour in 10ml of Blue Curacao, 10ml of vodka and top up with lemonade. For orange you’ll need another tumbler, this time filled with 10ml of Cointreau, 10ml of rum and Orangina. If you fancy, you can jazz the glasses up with coloured sugar rims. Simply pour some sugar into a sandwich bag with the relevant food colouring, shake them up, pour the resulting mix into a dish and dip your tumbler in. “You can mix the portals together if you like,” says James. “It’s a very orangey flavour, which we thought tied in with The Orange Box, the compilation in which the original Portal appeared.”

(U.K. Guardian via NerdBastards, image via

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