Spirits of the Apocalypse
In the Battlestar Galactica universe, Ambrosia, a popular green liquor, is just that drink. Ellen and Saul Tighe toast with it when they’re reunited. Gaeta imbibes a little green courage to get a tattoo. Amanda Graystone and Sister Clarice share a taste for particular variety of it (on Caprica).
Ambrosia is to Galactica as Scotch is to Mad Men.
In the auction of BSG props last year, the large Ambrosia bottle below went for over $400. The label says that Ambrosia is distilled in the Bliffe sector by prisoners who "are treated as well as could be expected considering the hostile planetary conditions." In the original series, I think the Galactica liberated the prisoners--and a fair number of cases of Ambrosia--as the rag-tag fugitive fleet made it's way out of Dodge.
Since Ambrosia is green, some sci-fi aficionados think it’s absinthe or some kind wine. But the Geeky Chef put a little more thought into his recipe for it:
6 oz Midori
4 oz Blue Curacao
2 oz lime juice
Geeky Chef’s recipe directions say to mix in a Margaritaville Frozen Concoction maker, but I bet you can use a blender. Or not.
Can you think of any other drinks inspired by science fiction, fantasy, or dystopian lit?Anyone have a good recipe for a Pan-galactic Gargleblaster? Or Klah? (Bonus points if you know where those are from.) Or make one up! What drink would you be thankful to down during the days of dystopia?
(Oh, if you do try one of these, please drink responsibly. The world's not coming to an end ... yet.)
Posted by Angie Smibert at Thursday, November 18, 2010
The League of Extraordinary Writers is a group of debut YA authors who write science fiction and dystopian works. The ten of us have works that run the gamut of near-future mind control to far-future space travel, but they do have one thing in common: a future where the Earth we know now is twisted, gone.