PROJECT A Characteristic Drink

Discussion in 'DEVELOPING CHARACTERS & CULTURES' started by Lstorm, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Even if one does not admit it, drinking alcohol plays a large part in the lives of some, not to mention in some cultures, certain drinks might have certain rituals or beliefs associated with them. Most of the time, though, people drink alcohol for their own pleasure, not because of any significance. Each culture has their own characteristical drink, not to mention that each social group has one. For example, the U.S.A. is often associated with beer, while Russia is often associated with Vodka.

    Your exercise is to come up with a characteristic drink of a certain culture, a drink that it is identified with or has strong ties to. It does not have to be alcoholic, and you can use the sheet below to help you create your own drink.
    Name:

    Alcohol content:

    Bottle shape and appearance:

    Drink appereance: (How does the drink look when poured into a mug or a cup?)

    Properties: (What does it taste like? How long can it be drunk after being poured out? Does it have to be contained in a special place if it is not to spoil?)

    Serving: (How is the drink served? In a mug? In a cup? In a glass?)

    Associated traditions: (Is this drink used in a coming-of-age ceremony? Is it used in some sort of a ritual? If there are none, just leave this empty.)

    Availability: (How rare or common this drink is, and how much does it cost?)

    Reputation: (How is this think treated inside this culture? What is the opinion of other cultures on it?)

    History or story: (Is there a big history behind this drink? What about some kind of folk story that tells people how it came to be originally? Why was this drink named so?)

    First appearence: (When was this drink first recorded?)

    Historical significance: (Are there any historical events that have been celebrated using this drink and are famous for it?)
     
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  2. Name: Dragons Breath

    Alcohol content: 4.3

    Bottle shape and appearance: Dragons breath is usually kept in a dragon shaped glass bottle.

    Drink appereance: (How does the drink look when poured into a mug or a cup?) The drink appears as a blue liquid that appears to radiate heat

    Properties: (What does it taste like? How long can it be drunk after being poured out? Does it have to be contained in a special place if it is not to spoil?) Dragons Breath tastes very bitter, with a spicy kind of aftertaste. The main ingredient is a liquid that flows through dragons, and is usually extracted from the fangs.

    Serving: (How is the drink served? In a mug? In a cup? In a glass?) Usually consumed from a mug or flask.

    Associated traditions: (Is this drink used in a coming-of-age ceremony? Is it used in some sort of a ritual? If there are none, just leave this empty.) Usually consumed to celebrate the slaying of a malevolent dragon, or the unfortunate death of a benevolent protector.

    Availability: (How rare or common this drink is, and how much does it cost?) The drink is incredibly rare, even more so with the suspected extinction of dragon-kind. Although rarely sold, it is probably the most expensive drink ever.

    Reputation: (How is this think treated inside this culture? What is the opinion of other cultures on it?) Dragons breath is widely accepted as one of the strongest, and best, brews in all the land.

    History or story: (Is there a big history behind this drink? What about some kind of folk story that tells people how it came to be originally? Why was this drink named so?) It is said that when the mighty beast Sadurnim was slain, his venom was sold to an alchemist who wanted to discover the secret to the flames of a dragon, but instead of a potion, he accidentally created a drink.

    First appearence: (When was this drink first recorded?) This drink has been around so long, nobody remembers.

    Historical significance: (Are there any historical events that have been celebrated using this drink and are famous for it?) Nein. Just the slaying and mourning of several dragons.
     
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