November 28, 2008 | Scrollbar @ IT University of Copenhagen

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Scrollbar hosts the official weekly Fredagbar (Friday Bar) of IT University of Copenhagen. A number of us study games in the "Media, Technology, and Games" Masters program. In November, we made a Final Fantasy Night, so the next step was of course to take the famous video game franchise, which in our opinion is Valve's Portal game. So this 28th of November we hosted a Portal Bar. We made a lot of companion cubes, took pictures around the bar, went through photoshop and printed out some nice portals to put on the walls around the bar area.

We pooled our vast knowledge of mixing and alcohols (this is Denmark, after all) to craft six unique Portalbar-theme drinks/shooters.

The most popular ones were Sentry Gun and the Teleportation shots. But all our recipes were very well-received. We encourage you to give them a try - but please credit us if you do!

(Note: "cl" stands for centiliter. Two cl approximately equals one "shot")

Questions? Comments? Reach us at: pr (AT) scrollbar (DOT) dk

Cocktails

Chell

Chell

Glass:
Highball Glass

Garnish:
3 Lime Wedge in drink

Shaken

  • 5 cl Cranberry Juice
  • 3 cl Grape Juice
  • 2 cl Apple Juice
  • 1 cl Lime Juice
  • 2 cl gin

Directions:
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled Highball glass.

Notes:

 

GLaDOS

GLaDOS

Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System

Glass:
Chilled Martini Glass

Garnish:
One Square Icecube in drink

Shaken

  • 1 cl Absinthe or Pernod
  • 1 cl Bols Mint
  • 2 cl Sourz Apple
  • 1 cl Lime Juice
  • 2 cl Apple Juice
  • 1 cl Chilled Water

Directions:
Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into Cocktail glass.

Notes:
Inspired by the 'Glad Eye Coctail'

 

Sentry Gun

Sweet but dangerous

Glass:
Highball Glass

Garnish:
A Cocktailberry on top

Shaken

  • 2 cl Vodca
  • 1 cl Bols Banana
  • 1 cl Bols Blue
  • 2 cl Black Sambuca
  • 1 cl Cherry Liqueur
  • 1 cl Lime Juice
  • Top Up with Sprite

Directions:
Shake first six ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled Highball glass. Top up with Sprite

Notes:
Inspired by the 'Liquorice all sort'

 

Sentry Gun
The Cake is Not a Lie

The Cake is Not a Lie

Get it while it’s hot

Glass:
Rocks Glass

Garnish:
Strawberry Slices

Shaken

  • 2 cl Whiskey
  • 1 cl kahlua
  • 1 cl Bols Brown Cacao
  • 1 cl Cherry Liqueur
  • 1 cl Bols Strawberry
  • Top Up with Double Heavy Cream

Directions:
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled Rocks glass. Top up with Cream

Notes:
Inspired by the 'Midnight over Tennessee'

 

The Drink is a Lie

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Glass:
Chilled Martini Glass

Garnish:
As Much as possible

  • Cheap beer

Directions:
Start getting a Martini glass. Put some Fancy garnish on it. Get a cheap beer from the fridge. Pour it into the fancy-made glass while the customer sees it and serve. Tell the Costumer that of course there is beer in it, as the drink was a lie.

Notes:
Had some good fun with the costumers :) The Credit for that drinks goes to a friend of the bar: Douglas E. Wilson. Thanks for the idea ;).

 

The Drink is a Lie

Shooters

Shots

Teleportation shot

Jump from one shot to the other

Glass:
2 shot glasses

Garnish:

First Glass

  • 2 cl Gold Tequila
  • 1 cl Orange Juice

Second Glass

  • 2 cl lime juice or Roses lime
  • 1 cl Bol Blue

Directions:
Pour ingredients in the 2 shot glasses. Tell the costumer to start from the yelow one and end with the blue shooter

Notes:
An alternative way to take the traditional salt, tequila, lemon. Many of the costumers thought it was the best shot ever.

 

Decorations

Here are some pictures from the night in the bar. To top off the night, one of the bartender's girlfriend's (Thanks again Benedicte) made a companion cube cake. So this time the cake was not a lie :).

Printed menus were placed on tables throughout Scrollbar so that patrons knew what special drinks were available.

Finally, we showed Portal clips from the games on the projector.

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Another success!
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"Another success!"

Initial idea by "Magic" Mike Sjørslev Khamphoukeo
Drink recipes & decorations by Mike Khamphoukeo. Guest star "Douglas E. Wilson"
Portal Poster by Mike, Guo Yu Pan and Martin Woo.
Companion Cube Makers: Mike, Martin Woo, Martin Colith, Kremena Dimitrova
Photos by Guo Yu Pan and Mike.