Hello! I've been reading some of the threads and feedback that AlcoLoL has been receiving and I'd like to answer some of the more frequently said comments/ questions.
You couldn't make these drinks in a real bar....
I'm aware that some of my drinks have a lot of alcohol in them and thus cannot be made up in a real bar. I am not a bartender nor have I had any training as one. This is just something I do for fun and as a hobby outside of video games.
Most of these drinks aren't even original...
I did mention in the Welcome post that I would be using both a few originals (because it's really hard to create 100 or so completely original drinks) and existing drinks (hopefully tweaking them to get a slightly different effect). I try to make each drink feel unique but it can be hard to without sacrificing flavor.
That looks like it would taste awful...
I've drunk everything I post (unless it has a ingredient that I have an allergy to, then I get my partner-in-crime Sirrian to drink it for me). I'm aware that people enjoy different tastes to my own, but I encourage people to give something a try before you judge it. If you try and hate it, that's fine. Just don't judge because it "looks" disgusting.
The average age for the LoL community is under-age, you're promoting under-age drinking...
I have mentioned in the Welcome and in the original thread I posted on the LoL NA forums to drink resposibly and safely. The under-age community is the reason I started adding mocktails. I'm currently focusing on creating more mocktails so that the under-age LoL players can have something from here as well.
Some of the drinks just seem to be random with a champion attached...
I have 3 reasons I make a drink up for a champion:
1. The drinks appearance remindes me on the champion (eg. Cassiopeia, Veigar).
2. I think a type of alcohol relates well with the champion (Soraka=Banana Liqueur, the Ninjas= Sake)
3. The name of the recipe I'm using make me think of a champion (Shaco= Jack in a Box, Nocturne= Nightmare).
These drinks are just my interpretation of the champion. Everyone is going to have their own view of what alcohol should be in each champion's drink.
Can you make champion X next?
I will certainly try but I don't really have a plan on how I do each champion. I have to find either a recipe, ingredient or vision for how I want that champion to look.
I want to thank everyone for the feedback and support that has been given so far to AlcoLoL. Look forward to seeing some new mocktails in the coming week.