Full of mezcal smoke and cinnamon spice, the Hellfire Draught Margarita is a blood orange and pomegranate cocktail perfect for toasting the end of the world.
DISCLAIMER: This fictional food recipe is inspired by the World’s Wake LARP, for which I have been hired as part of the storytelling team. World’s Wake is an original property created by Kris Kitts and produced through Edge of Forever.
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The Hellfire Draught Margarita
Blood orange and pomegranate juices make the Hellfire Draught one fiery red margarita! With each sip the mezcal tequila graces the tongue with sweet smoke and the bite of cinnamon whiskey. Toast the Conflagration and the End of the World with this warm, tart, and refreshing cocktail. Check out the recipe below and read on to learn more about the exciting new setting of World’s Wake LARP!
Welcome to World’s Wake – The Party At The End Of The World
“No one alive at the time could forget when Venga began to burn. Those too young to recall the particulars of time and place learned quickly of the Conflagration’s existence, its objective apparent in ashen cityscapes, charred bodies, and barren plains. Few ever survived the Fire, and only refugees who fled their cities at the first signs of danger could attest to what became of their kin. Who or what started it, when, where, and how remain unknown; what is assured is the Conflagration is coming and the odds of survival are rapidly dwindling.”
World’s Wake is an immersive rules-light live-action roleplaying game set in an original setting full of sci-fi, fantasy, and cyperpunk aesthetics. Using an impending apocalypse as the catalyst, the story seeks to engage its players with themes of socialization, catharsis, investigation, and resistance, all in a diverse festival format with live music and artistic performance. Seeking solace from the Conflagration, players take on the customized roles of refugees converging on the city of Portent, the last metropolis still standing and host to the never-ending party at the end of the world.
Not everyone in Portent fears the flames, however. There are rumors of a cult that believes the Conflagration is a cleansing only the worthy will survive. Part secret society and part prophetic movement, the true believers of h e l l m o u t h might be charismatic, but they aren’t always welcome. The Hellfire Draught is my tribute to these clandestine characters, these children of the flames that I – as a character and a storyteller for this event – have a special place in my heart for.
Win a Custom Recipe!
World’s Wake 2020 is scheduled to take place April 25th to May 3rd at the Showboat in Atlantic City, NJ – a mostly deserted, likely haunted casino hotel with an amazing play space – but we need your help to get the word out.
To promote the event and spread it far and wide, we are currently holding a special raffle from now until February 29th. Tickets are earned through shares on social media, passing out fliers, and getting friends to sign up. There are a number of prizes, but as a Grand Prize I will collaborate with you on a custom drink recipe for your character! I’ll even share it with you (and a friend of your choosing) in a special VIP meeting.
Choose to play raver angels, neon cyborgs, dandy dragons, rockabilly demons, corporate goth corpses, or wasteland wanderers, and join me as I toast the party to end all parties.
What will you do at the wake for the end of the world?
The Hellfire Draught Margarita
- 1 ounce Del Maguey Vida Mezcal (or other mezcal)
- 1 ounce cinnamon whiskey
- ½ ounce Cointreau orange liqueur
- 2 ounces blood orange juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 ounce pomegranate juice
- 4 dashes cinnamon bitters
- Cinnamon-sugar rim and blood orange wheel (to garnish)
- Run a spare orange wedge around the rim of your glass and roll the edge in a mix of cinnamon and raw sugar to coat.
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously to combine. Pour into a prepared glasses, garnish with a wheel of blood orange, and serve.