Beloved YouTube mixology channel Cocktail Chemistry has finally made a pivot into the world of video game drinks, starting first with the much-requested Atomic Fireball from Fallout: New Vegas. In the video below, you can see a literal representation of the drink, as well as a recreation using 1950’s ingredients and drink trends.
For like-minded Fallout: New Vegas junkies, you may remember that the Atomic Cocktail is a mainstay in that world’s Las Vegas. Adorned in a novelty rocket-shaped bottle, players can craft it using a mentat, a Nuka-Cola Victory, and some vodka in-game. It looks something like this:
Using that simple recipe, Nick Fisher from Cocktail Chemistry made some excusable substitutes to make a quick version of the drink. While the vodka remained unchanged, he subbed in the orange Nuka-Cola Victory with some orange soda (in a Nuka-Cola bottle) and added Mentos for “mentats.” According to him, the drink should deliver those additional action points, while reducing perception.
In case you are looking to skip the video, simply follow the ingredients below from the Cocktail Chemistry website:
Atomic Cocktail from Fallout: New Vegas
- 2oz (60ml) vodka
- 4oz (120ml) diet orange soda
- 6 mentos
- Add vodka and diet soda to a rocket glass (if you can find one!)
- Drop in Mentos to generate a physical reaction
- Drink with a straw
Meanwhile, if you are looking for something more “realistic” to what someone on the Vegas Strip would drink following the events of Fallout: New Vegas, he had a solution for that as well. Using trends of the time, Nick combined the vodka with some brandy, sherry, and champagne and the combination… blows up in his face. While this drink actually existed under the same “Atomic Cocktail” name, it is a wonder how anyone could drink it.
Fallout: New Vegas is still landlocked on older generation consoles and PC, however a flurry of modders are looking to bring the game up to date via Fallout 4 assets. If you are looking to add a gaming drink to your mixology repertoire, check out Cocktail Chemistry’s video, below: