Enjoy Menage a Trois Vodka With My Cosplay-Inspired Cocktails

Menage a Trois Vodka Cosplay Cocktails

I know that after a long day on the convention floor, this lady needs a strong drink (and a foot massage. And a nap. And possibly some pizza).

Though I’m not typically a cocktail drinker these days — I much prefer a cold beer or a nice glass of wine — I’m a sucker for an easy vodka drink. I’d been a fan of Menage a Trois’ wine for a few years, so when I was offered the chance to taste their new line of vodka, I wanted to give it a shot (get it?). But believe me when I tell you that I’m far from a mixologist, so I wanted to create some cocktails that just about anyone can make and enjoy that were inspired, of course, by three of my favorite cosplay — Red Sonja, Hinata Hyuga, and Black Canary!Menage a Trois Vodka Cosplay Cocktails

As I said, I wanted to make drinks that were easy to make and every easier to enjoy, so I went with some classic flavors to compliment each of the Menage a Trois Vodka infusions. The line offers three flavors to choose from — berry, classic, and citrus. I tasted each before hand and they’re all delicious on their own. Great for any martini lovers out there.

But since I’m not a big drinker, I wanted to use juice to help elevate the flavor of the vodka. And my cosplay-inspired garnishes give the drinks the spirit of the characters they’re based on!

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Much like cosplay, these drinks are about both construction and presentation, so little details were everything.

For the Red Sonja, I added a little red sword to hold the raspberry garnishes and the deep red color of the drink speaks to her name and all the enemies she fights. For the Hinata, the milky look of the drink call back to her Byakugan eyes and the bamboo pick and basil leave are inspired by her home, the Village Hidden in the Leaves. And for Black Canary, the chopstick references her martial arts training, along with the yellow hue of a canary.

I wanted to make sure these drinks had some flare, since they really are so darn easy to make.

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Note: I found that frozen raspberries froze better in the ice cubes, but fresh raspberries worked better for the garnish. Same goes for the pineapple, though the basil held together amazingly well in the ice cube.

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Once you’ve added all the finishing touches — and tasted to make sure they’re strong enough for you — they’re ready to serve! Perfect for a large group of tired con-goers after a long day of geeky out.

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Cosplay is such a big part of my life now that it was fun to incorporate it in to something we can all relate to — enjoying a delicious cocktail on a hot summer day!

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Cheers, everyone!

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