Classic (Game) Cocktail of the Week: The Sonic Forces

The perfect drink for a game that squanders so much potential.

Some people like to unwind over the weekend by listening to favorite podcasts; others prefer to relaxing with an alcoholic libation. We figure: Why not both? With the Classic (Game) Cocktail column, we'll offer weekly recommendations on cocktail recipes to accompany our most recent podcast episode.

Disclaimer: Please drink responsibly, and only if you are of legal age (or have permission). 

Classic (Game) Cocktail Bonus: The Sonic Forces

Sonic the Hedgehog's latest game showed up this week, and it's… well, it's OK. Lukewarm. And you know what Revelations 3:16 says about lukewarm? Here's what: "Because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you from my mouth." 

Ah, maybe it's not fair to get literally biblical on Sonic. It's not his fault his latest game is kind of insipid. But it does hurt to see such a timeless character squandered on a lackluster game like this. 

In honor of Sonic Forces' seeming determination to waste a great character in a mundane wrapper, this week's cocktail takes a similar approach.


  • 1 pour of the nicest whisky on your shelf

Pretty simple, eh?


  1. Pour the whisky into the cheapest disposable cup you own (red Solo cup recommended)

That's it. Take a nice sipping whisky and dump it in a crummy picnic cup. I went with a bottle of Suntory Hibiki Master's Grade I received as a gift, but you should use the nicest, most expensive whisky you own. Something aged for 26 years would be perfect, since that would match Sonic's age.

Class? What's that?

Wait, this is not quite right. It needs… something. Hang on.

There. That's better.

Some notes:

  • OK, OK, I'll post a real recipe next week.