Put your hands up if you’re excited for the release of The Hunger Games. Yes, us too. It’s full of brutal violence and excitement set in a world unlike no other that we just can’t get enough of.
We’ve created some tasty cocktails inspired by the movies to take your addiction to another level.
The Mocking Jay
- 2 shots Bourbon
- 0.5 shot Amaretto
- 0.5 shots Martini Extra Dry
- 0.5 shots Martini Rosso
Shake all ingredients with ice, and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon slice and a cherry.
This drink was inspired by Katniss’s dress when she continually spins and flames emerge from it. Plus with the shots of Martini, you’re mouth will probably be on fire too.
“Fire is catching and if we burn, you burn with us”. Nobody messes with born leader Katniss.
3 Finger Salute
- 1.5 shots Blended Scotch Whisky
- 1 shot Cherry Liqueur
- 1.5 shots Cranberry Juice
Combine all ingredients in a Boston glass and shake with ice. Double strain into a chilled rocks glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
During the Riot scene, you’ll notice how everyone how everyone holds up three fingers.
“It is an old and rarely used gesture of our district, occasionally seen at funerals. It means thanks, it means admiration, it means goodbye to someone you love” – Katniss. It is when she first makes this symbol that the first riots and protests of the Capital begin.
- 0.5 shots Tequila
- 1 shot Grand Marnier
A simple shooter, that’s got a sting in the tail. This is best if the ingredients are chilled first.
“For those of you who don’t know, Tracker Jackers are genetically engineered wasps whose vemon causes serious pain”. With their stings ranging from the size of a plum to that of an orange, they can cause extreme pain for days or even kill a person.
Don’t worry, the Trackerjack Stinger won’t cause you pain but it’ll certainly help to get a party started (or stopped if you try too many!).
Juice From The Tree
- 10 leaves Mint
- 1 shot Chartreuse (Green)
- 1 shot Vodka (Bison Grass)
- 3 shots Apple Juice (pressed)
- 1 shot Passion fruit syrup
Bruise the mint in the boston glass lightly to release the flavour and aroma. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake with ice.
Strain into an ice filled glass and garnish with a mint sprig.
Water and food wasn’t obtainable in the universe created in this film, so they were forced to extract water from a tree to survive. Luckily, we’ve created a drink that doesn’t involve you stabbing into nature and you can enjoy it whether you’re Team Gale or Team Peeta.
Not the Nightlock Berries
- 2 shots Golden Rum
- 1 shot Lime Juice
- 0.5 shots Honey
- 4 Raspberries
- 4 Strawberries
Combine all ingredients in a blender with a little ice. Blend until you have a smooth consistency. Add more ice slowly, until you get the right texture. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Nightlock is a wild plant with poisonous berries, but Peeta mistook them for edible ones. Luckily Katniss remembered her father’s words in time to save him: “Not these, Katniss. Never these. They’re nightlock. You’ll be dead before they reach your stomach.” If there’s ever a lesson to listen to your parents kids, this is it.