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Cosmos Cocktails
Dissidia-inspired Final Fantasy beverages
compiled by Tenshi (Advent 2009)

I. Warrior of Light - Holy Crystal
The pure light of origins, unfettered, uncorrupted, and untouchable.

2 oz Lemon vodka
Mint leaf

Combine sprite and lemon vodka together over ice, in a glass rimmed with rock sugar. Garnish with mint leaf. Fear not the hours of darkness.


II. Firion - Wild Rose's Revenge
Sweet wild roses and the cold triumph of justice.

2 oz Tequila Rose liqueur
2 oz cream

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Garnish with a fresh strawberry on a cocktail sword, or a lance, or a katana, or a bow, or a rod, or a dagger, or a staff, or a...


III. Onion Knight - Mandragora Martini
A variation of an infinitely versatile classic - the job class base of the cocktail world.

1 1/2 oz gin
1 splash dry vermouth
1/4 cup fresh, clear tomato juice
2 cocktail onions

Shake gin, vermouth, and tomato juice with ice. Strain, garnish with onions on toothpick and decorate with fresh basil, if desired. Remarkably not sweet, older than expected, and packs a surprising wallop.


IV. Cecil - Moonlight on Ordeals
A strange combination of darkness and light, and the violet twilight in-between.

1 oz blackberry schnapps
4-6 oz white champagne, chilled
Sugared violets or a fresh orchid blossom, if desired

Combine schnapps and champagne in a champagne flute. If desired, garnish with flowers and serve on a mirrored coaster. There is power in quiet reflection.


V. Bartz - Lost Chocobo
Nothing like seeing the world from your best friend's back. ...That came out kind of wrong.

1 part Rum
1 part Pineapple juice
1 part Mango juice
4 parts Ginger ale

Shake rum and juices together with ice and strain into highball glass, top off with ginger ale. Kick back under a tree and watch the world go by--or blow up--Crap, now you have to go save it.


VI. Terra - Bloody Magicite
Fire mixed in the blood with magic, a creature of both and neither.

1 oz Vodka
4 oz Clamato or V-8
2-3 drops Tabasco sauce
Cracked black pepper or celery salt
Celery stick

Shake vodka, Clamato, and Tabasco sauce together with ice, strain into glass. Season with spices to taste and garnish with celery stick. Cold fire, like the blood of your kin.


VII. Cloud - Steadfast Tin SOLDIER
A fizzy shot of MAKO, green and cold as the heart of the lifestream

2 parts green creme de menthe
4 parts ginger ale
Lime peel

Pour creme de menthe and ginger ale together over ice in a tall glass, garnish with lime peel. Move in the flow of your own reality to make it the truth.


VIII. Squall - Lion's Heart
Too many of these and you might be the one talking to a wall. And aren't you only 17, anyway?

2 oz Absolut Currant Vodka
6 oz cranberry soda
2 oz Pomegranate juice
Orange peel

Combine ingredients in a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with orange peel and/or orange slices. Under no circumstances ask dad if you can take the Ragnarok out for a 'spin.'


IX. Zidane - Lindblum Monkey Puncher
On the stage all night, then kidnapping princesses and saving the world, something's got to get a guy out of bed in the morning.

1 part banana liqueur
1 part Kahlua
1 part Irish cream
1 part cream or milk
Mug of hot coffee

Mix together banana liqueur, Kahlua, Irish cream, and milk. Add to hot coffee and stir. If it knocks you off your ass, better hope you've got a friendly tail to catch you.


X. Tidus - Blue Illusion
Just the thing after a hard day playing underwater football in a place that doesn't exist.

2 oz Hypnotiq
1 oz coconut rum
Pineapple wedge

Combine all ingredients in a glass with ice. Garnish with pineapple. Zanarkand never sleeps.

Puts hair on your chest
Zidane's recipe is based off a concotion Tenshi made years ago, still spoken of in awed whispers by the survivors drinkers.