A Themed Drink for The Dimension Door Podcast, Season 1 Episode 19
On the one-year anniversary of the release of The Dimension Door Episode 19: "Not a Normal Episode," it's only fitting that I share the full details and instructions for the cocktail I created as an ode to Norman Crispin Gunderson. Episodes 18 and 19 were two of the most difficult episodes we have ever recorded--and two of the most emotionally challenging sessions we've shared at our game table. For Episode 18, I created a complex cocktail called The Sentinel to commemorate the events. For Episode 19, I focused on crafting a drink where every element was inspired by everyone's favorite retired ratfolk doctor: Norm.
Skip to the recipe or keep reading for details regarding my inspiration for this cocktail.
A Themed Drink for The Dimension Door Podcast, Season 1 Episode 18
It has been a long while since I did a proper entry in my Dressing Up Drinks series here on Briarbook Lane, and I felt it was only fitting to revisit one of the drinks I created to commemorate an episode of the Pathfinder 1E Actual-Play podcast in which I play a part.
A little over a year ago, I created a very complex spectacle of a cocktail in honor of a very complex spectacle of an episode. Season 1 Episode 18 of The Dimension Door Podcast is one of our most memorable episodes, and I hope that the cocktail creation inspired by it is similarly memorable. You can read more about what inspired this cocktail below, or skip straight to the recipe.
A Themed Drink for Tales of Asperran
I just finished listening to the Whispering Lakes storyline (episodes 11-24) of the Tales of Asperran podcast. Tales of Asperran is a D&D 5e actual-play podcast set in the titular homebrew world of Asperran, a setting designed by Mike (the gamemaster). One of my favorite events in this story arc has inspired this cocktail. I will try not to spoil anything in case anyone else is as terribly behind in this fabulous podcast as I am, but I will briefly explain my inspiration and provide full directions to make this cocktail below.
The Perfect Cocktail for a Pathfinder Private Eye
I created my first version of the Araklast Investigations cocktail last year as part of a series of cocktails I crafted to represent each of the player characters in my ongoing Rise of the Runelords Pathfinder campaign. This is the cocktail inspired by my own PC, a psychic detective investigator named Danielle Araklast. Dani is the daughter of a spice merchant who runs her own private investigation service, Araklast Investigations, in her home city of Magnimar. Unfortunately, as part of the events surrounding her latest investigation into a series of apparently ritualized murders, Dani's small one-bedroom apartment/office was burned to the ground.
The Araklast Investigations cocktail draws on the spice of the Araklast family's merchant trade, the coffee and whiskey that are staples for long stake-outs and hours piecing together clues, and the smoke that is all that remains of the physical location of its namesake.
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Elizabeth Wilcox. Writer, Avid Role-Player, Amateur Mixologist. Survivor.