We had to go dark at some point, and Robin was testing out some techniques for Halloween, so this take on a Vodka Cranberry incorporates that iconic missing eye that Clamp is so well known for (in certain circles, anyway). It was hard to capture in the drink, but that’s an “eyeball” at the bottom of the glass, made out of a lychee and a grape.
- Black cherry Vodka
- Cranberry juice
- Concord grapes (frozen)
- Freeze lychees and grapes
- Once frozen, you can shove the grape into the lychee without it falling apart. Boom, done!
- Put the eyeball in the glass.
- Cover with black cherry vodka (about a shot’s worth).
- Fill ¾ full with cranberry juice, and the rest with seltzer.
- Enjoy with your favorite villians.
We weren’t content with just drinks for our beloved Tokyo Babylon! Robin loves playing around with agar as a jello alternative (it sets up better and comes in a different range of flavors, plus it’s vegan!), and when she realized she could make white agar, and have it slowly turn pink in red agar…well, we couldn’t resist!
You can also easily swap this with jello, just follow package instructions!
- 1 package plain agar (or jello)
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Plain milk
- Dark cherry juice
- Use half the agar, mix sweetened condensed milk with plain milk to reach liquid amount called for by agar’s package.
- Pour into a low, flat pan to set.
- Cut into the shape of cherry blossoms (we used a cookie cutter…because of course Robin has a cherry blossom cookie cutter).
- Use the other half of the agar, and mix with dark cherry juice (replace all liquid in package’s instructions).
- Pour into molds (we used glasses)
- After about a half an hour, poke white flower petals into the red liquid. They’ll slowly turn pink!
- Let set, and enjoy!
Finally, the first of our Tokyo Babylon drinks! This one’s for our favorite twins. We wanted to go for a light, fizzy drink that really spoke to their innocence and high energy. Cherry vodka was just too perfect to turn down, and this drink is designed to be light and gentle…just like the early part of the series. But don’t get too comfortable, the darkness is coming.
- nigori sake
- black cherry vodka
- maraschino cherry
- Split cherry in half, put in glass.
- Add vodka until cherry is covered.
- Fill glass halfway with sake.
- Fill remainder with Z-up.
For Man of Many Faces, we wanted something light and fun. I took inspiration from the lavish lifestyles of the characters—I wanted something that looked like a fancy cocktail, or the finest champagne. But, since our characters are all in elementary school, I also wanted something nonalcoholic.
I went with a ginger ale base, since it has a similar color and texture to champagne, and combined it with limeade for a more complex flavor. I floated a few raspberries on top, for an elegant twist that definitely makes it worthy of a Friday night date.
- 1 part Ginger ale
- 1 part limeade
- 2 raspberries
- Fill your glass half-full with ginger ale.
- Fill the rest of the way with the limeade.
- Add raspberries, and enjoy!
Best served in champagne flutes.
When we started this podcast, we realized pretty quickly that we weren’t content just recording our thoughts on each series—we wanted to get in the mood by making ourselves themed drinks each time we recorded. And we figured, why not share them with all of you?
For RG Veda, Robin wanted to capture a bit of it’s Hindu inspirations with a flavor popular in India: rose water. It can be especially lovely in sweets, so we chose a milkshake, making this a great treat for a summer day, even if you’re not reading all of RG Veda in one sitting.
- 1 part ice cream
- 1 part milk
- rose syrup to taste & pinkness
- Combine your milk and ice cream, and slowly blend.
- Add rose syrup to the milkshake and blend to incorporate. Taste, and add more as needed!