It’s a known fact that this Sunday is going to render a lot of Sherlockians in need of a drink. Why not do it in style? I saw a fanart of these some months ago (and lost track of it, so if you know who made it so I can give credit, please let me know) and thought it was brilliant.
Also no drinking if you’re underage in your respective country because alcohol is evil because the Puritans said so, etc.
Something for our favorite sour detective. Check your fridge for spare body parts to use as garnish.
1:1:2 ratio of Bacardi Limón, Lemon juice, and Mountain Dew; respectively
Shake together with ice and strain into martini glass
Garnish with eye gumballs or candy
Place in refrigerator to shock and exasperate flatmate
the Dr. Watson:
Short and will knock you out on your ass if necessary. Served in Afghanistan or Iraq? Actually, probably neither. So serve it in your kitchen to fellow BBC fans instead.
WARNING: Serious time; this drink is ripped off of one I had often while living in Tokyo. One time a friend and I had six each and ended up losing about eight hours of memory plus a pair of shoes. Don’t take this drink lightly.
2:1 ratio of Spirytus and passion fruit juice
Shake together with ice and strain into double shot glasses
the Mrs. Hudson:
Sweet and soothing. A decorative tea cup is not optional. Pinkie up!
Your favorite hot tea
Optional: Real honey too
Make your tea as you like it
Add mead to taste, stirring well
SUGGESTION: There are loads of mead out there. Try different types to fit your favorite tea. I like pomegranate tea with blueberry honey mead! Spiced teas like Chai are not recommended for this drink.
Coffee is the staple of any good detective faced with long hours, no-smoking signs and a madman in a scarf.
Two shots Kahlua
One shot of half and half
Chocolate syrup to taste
Cooled coffee (throw it in the fridge for a bit)
Fill pint glass with ice
Add shots of Kahlua and cream
Add your personal preference of chocolate syrup
Fill the rest of the glass with your cooled coffee (hot coffee will melt the ice and make this drink watery)
Top with whipped cream
OPTIONAL: Try it in a blender. Also, this drink could be fine non-alcoholic. Instead do just two shots of cream, even a flavored cream if you’d fancy that.
Two shots of sweet white zinfandel wine
Pink lemonade, your choice how sweet or sour
One shot of orange juice
Fill pint glass with ice
Add orange juice and wine shots
Top with lemonade
Shake, pour into your glass and consulting detective’s glass evenly
Add a heart shape of grenadine to the top, plus cherry
Hope he notices
Something classic, cultured; simple-looking yet difficult to get just right. Thoroughly British.
Gin; preferably Bombay sapphire or Beefeaters, though Tanquoray will do
Tonic water; Schweppes and only as much as you plan to use so it does not go flat
Add about four or five whole cubes of ice to the glass
Rim glass with the lime wedge, if so desired
Add gin first, then tonic as per your own preferred ratio
Squeeze in a generous lime wedge, adding another whole lime wedge if it pleases you
If tonic water is too bitter for your tastes, perhaps a more pedestrian lemon-lime soda will suit you? -MH
Sadly I don’t have pics for these two:
the Moriarty: It’s crazy good!
1 shot blue Curacao
1 shot coconut rum
Sweet lime juice
Add ice to half-sized glass, 3/4ths full
Add rum and curacao
Top off with soda
Add lime juice to taste
Burn the fucking house down
(I’m making a BlackBerry joke, can’t you tell?)
Mashed or blended frozen blackberries
One shot of blackberry vodka
Crush SweetTarts into fine powder and rim the glass with it
In a curvy glass, add blackberries and vodka shot
Fill to top with grape soda