My Raid Group – The Mixed Drinks
I just loved this post from Aunaka Heals in which Aunaka created a mixed drink for each member of her raiding team. In fact, I loved it so much I had to try it out myself!
(Milric – Raid Leader and Holy Paladin)
Ingredients: Gin, lemon juice, and club soda with a lemon peel garnish. Yell “Hooooooooly … SHOCK!!!!” as you pour.
Story: Milric likes to Holy Shock things to death, including his own raid team. Anytime I get mind-controlled he likes to yell, “DIE, TZUFIT, DIE!” It’s a really comforting trait in a healer.
(Hanani – Raid Organizer and Windwalker Monk)
Ingredients: Combine whiskey (it’s going to need to be Bushmills and if you have to ask why we probably shouldn’t be friends), sugar syrup and lemon juice. Heat, then add hot water. Drink until your ears are smoking, then munch on a mint leaf to calm yourself down (you’ll have some time until the healers rez you).
Story: Hanani manages the schedule for our raid group and makes sure that we stay on task and on time. So let’s just get through this trash and move on to the first boss and GODDAMMIT GUYS I WILL F*#KING PULL IF YOU DON’T STOP TALKING IN VENT GOSH.
(Sashan – Protection Paladin)
Ingredients: In a shot glass, layer 100 proof cinnamon schnapps over hazelnut liqueur and ignite. Extinguishing the flame before consumption is optional. Multiple stacks/shots will increase your damage done.
Story: Sashan enjoys taking avoidable damage because he says it helps him build stacks of Vengeance. We’re sure that’s why he does it.
Line of Sight
(Bluebaloo – Guardian Druid)
Ingredients: 1 bottle of bourbon, 1 shot glass. May impact RL line of sight. Avoid stairs after drinking.
Story: Blue has died once, maybe twice, because he was tanking mobs on stairs and his healers couldn’t keep him in LoS. We will never let him forget it.
Sha of Inebriation
(Azandir – Sometimes Discipline Sometimes Shadow Priest)
Ingredients: Drip chocolate into a martini glass. Mix Kaluha, Bailey’s, and creme de cacao and pour. Top with chocolate shavings (and the fears of your enemies).
Story: Azandir was the first person in our group to get one of the weapons that is a part of the legendary questline. Now his Shadowfiend is one of those black and white Sha minions. He tells us it’s a happy Sha, but … we only know of one Sha of Happiness.
The Pro Mage
(Felanima – Mage / Angler extraordinaire)
Ingredients: Combine vodka, melon liqueur, coconut rum, and pineapple juice and blend with ice. Garnish with a paper umbrella – pro mages need to kick back and enjoy some tropical deep-sea fishing on their off days.
Story: Fel is our awesome Fire/Arcane mage who is always willing to drop what she’s doing and fill in when we need a 10th person. (Luckily for us, she and Milric are married so we are always able to summon her.) She is also the guild angler and LOVES fishing … we don’t actually know why.
(Soulthirst – Warlock)
Ingredients: Sour apple schnapps, amaretto, lime juice. Garnish with 4 slices of lime (3 if you aren’t using the glyph).
Story: Maybe you haven’t heard about it because warlocks don’t mention it often, but some warlocks want green fire. And you should probably give the warlocks what they want. Before every pull, Soulthirst kills his felhunter. We know it’s for the DPS from Grimoire of Sacrifice … but, killing your dog? Damn, that’s cold. Keep that in mind, Blizz.
(Pollia – Frost Mage)
Ingredients: Mix champagne and blue raspberry vodka, and pour over frozen melon balls. Serve in a chilled champagne flute, and line the rim with sugar.
Story: Pollia has been a Frost Mage since before it was COOL – you get it?! Cool! He named his water elemental “Bubbly” because apparently it’s actually made out of champagne.
(Chrixus – Mostly Boomkin unless you want him to go Bear/Cat/Tree today)
Ingredients: Vodka, gin, and triple sec. Cranberry juice if you have it, pineapple juice if not. Maybe both, actually. A splash of rum unless you’d rather do tequila, and then some sweet and sour mix for good measure. Oh, wait. Do you have grapefruit juice? Maybe add that too. Actually, why not do an orange wedge while you’re at it. Did anybody buy Kool Aid packets while we were at the store?
Story: In Firelands, Chrixus was a Boomkin. And then in Dragon Soul he was our off tank and sometimes a Boomkin and sometimes a cat. And now in t14 Chrixus is a Boomkin again except when he’s a Tree – oh, or if we’re short a tank he can just go back to a city and spec Bear for tonight, Ok?
The Ginger Dwarf
(Emelaine – Hunter whose pet wolf Scraps does all the work)
Ingredients: Ginger beer mixed with your choice of ale or lager. Drink 1, head to ICC, and see if you can successfully disengage back onto the platform after a Val’kyr picks you up. If you can, have another. Feign death, reset the ecounter, and try again. If you still can, have another. Repeat until death, at which point you can properly say that you’ve had a few shandies.
Story: It is a well-known Fact that Scraps soloed Deathwing AND the Lich King AND Nefarian AND Onyxia AND a couple of Shas with two paws tied behind his back. Scraps pretty much carries our raid. He has to since Emelaine is usually busy Disengaging off the Frozen Throne.
(Hachidori – Mistweaver Monk, a.k.a. Tzufit)
Ingredients: Kahlua, brandy, creme de cacao, and hazelnut liqueur. Guaranteed to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.
Story: There is a common misconception in the guild that I never swear. The reality is that the guild never hears me swear because my Vent is push-to-talk. When I do swear in Vent, it seems to become a major *thing* and I like to believe that it makes the rest of the raid get ready for SERIOUS RAIDING BUSINESS. (It doesn’t.) Any and all profanity comes from a place of love (probably).
Side note: What a nicely transmogrified bunch we are! It’s no coincidence – Hanani threatens to kick us from the raid for Fashion Reasons on a regular basis.
So, go on! Now that we’re all good and thirsty … what’s YOUR mixed drink?