(Inspired by Fire Emblem: Three Houses)
1 1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
3/4 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Campari
3 Dashes Lavender Bitters
3 – 4 Drops Charcoal Liqueur
Stir together all ingredients except charcoal liqueur with ice. In separate glass, combine 1 barspoon activate charcoal, 1 oz vodka, and 1 oz simple syrup. Stir till all charcoal is dissolved. Strain drink into coupe, serve up, garnish with orange twist. Use dropper to drop in charcoal liqueur.
Time for another Gameologist original inspired by one of my favorite games at the moment, Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
In the game, you choose one of three houses to be the professor of. Each house has its own leader and unique characters. I chose the Black Eagles so this drink is a tribute to that house specifically and named after its leader, Edelgard. I went with a variation of a Negroni, using Lillet as a base rather than having all equal portions. This resulted in a sweeter recipe and lavender in the background was the perfect addition. I used the charcoal liqueur for that black and red color scheme of the house.
If you have ever played a Fire Emblem game, you will really enjoy his one. Ive only played a few of them and this one is definitely the best. The turned based strategic combat, the characters and their personalities, and the writing is all top notch. Its a pretty in depth RPG, as it has you managing everything from each student’s stats as well as your own, to what abilities you want them to focus on, to the personal relationships between everyone. Its a lot to handle, but an ultimately rewarding experience. My favorite thing about the game is probably how each character has such a unique personality and you can see each grow and change as the story progresses. Each of the three houses have completely different characters so it’s more than worth it to play this game several times through as you will explore different stories and interactions each time. its a great game and I had a great time creating this tribute to it. Cheers!