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Ever want to go up to some one and wave a glowing bottle of awesome in their face?!? NOW YOU CAN!

Step 1: Stuff you need

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hear is a list of stuff you need (because i cant spell ingredeints)
Nuka-Cola Quantum Recipe
Two drops of Blue food Coloring
Two drops of Red food Coloring
One Foosh "Seriously Caffeinated" Mint
1/3rds Sprite
1/3rds Mountain Dew
1/3rds Squirt! soda
Tonic water

If it Exists a small black light LED can be mounted on the bottom like a normal led with a watch battery, this will make it glow 
To help with the light defusing through the liquid, add some small piece of reflective material under the leds 
here is some other stuff to make to look cool
- OLD coca cola glass bottle (remember EVERYTHING is better when it comes fresh from a glass bottle )
- some white or blue leds
- small watch batteries
- anything else
- the labels made by aznz888 from facepunch (recipe to)
drandall11 year ago

I LOVE Bioshock references. +1 just for the game-inspired drink!


It's Fallout dumbass
This drink is from Fallout, not Bioshock :P

I should be very adept at adding a square sticker to a round bottle. I've been adding square stickers to a round hard-hat for years!

DominicG42 months ago
I tried this but the colour was ripped out in less than a week :( just left with a clear bottle. Anyway to make the dye stick ?
whovian141 year ago
nickreese904 years ago
If you were only a Quantum Chemist, you wouldn't have to make it with different clear sodas, just a bunch of Nuka Cola's! but nah jk, this is pretty cool, i'm gonna have to try this. I was wanting one that I could keep though, any ideas on how to make it a decor that i could just turn on and off? anyone?
I think remote control LED exists.

Look up a bottle capper and caps at any home brewing supply store. Once capped, it'll be permanent until you open the cap.

fretted2 years ago
exactly how much is 1/3rds?
bmlbytes2 years ago
Since there were some requests for the label, I edited it to remove the Vault-Boy, and the radiation warning. I also added the actual nutrition facts and ingredients from your recipe. Hope it helps anyone who wants it.
randomray3 years ago
Sorry go back and try again .
techxpert3 years ago
i added ice cream to diffuse the light more
Kruxton3 years ago
is this drinkable?
is this drinkable?
spaceman8743 years ago
whats the dollar to caps exange rate?
mini_mom3 years ago
I found the mints on ebay with shipping 12 cost me $5.33 Now how do I cap this stuff?
Coat it with hot glue, then drop it in and add a magnet switch to do it!
couple things: where do i get the mints? also, i want to use a pepsi bottle for the nuka cola (the person i'm giving this to prefers pepsi), will that pose a problem for replacing the bottle cap with a nuka cola bottle cap? also, since i haven't even purchased the required items, i'll ask-how do i put a bottle cap back onto an open bottle? o.O
Bpole33 years ago
How did you attach the led? Or where did you attach it?
meow.mixx3 years ago
codongolev3 years ago
foosh mints are the bomb.
X_Splinter4 years ago
Do you guys know any good LED base that I should buy to make one?
I know this is a little late in coming but Just made a base because I didn't want to pay 35 for a uv base.

Used this instructable as a base since I haven't done a lot of electrical or messed with many LEDs. anyways. Used a Tuna Can and some plexi and the reflector off an old mag light.
you can make this and then put your nuka cola caps on it, or you can change the bottle tops and make it quantum.
Yep. Have a few empty Nuka Bottles and two full ones. One 8oz and one 12.5oz.
Chemman54 years ago
HI! awesome prop! one thing though. i dont like how the lable has the pip boy and the radiation warning... is there anyway to edit those out?
Go to WastelandOutpost.com, Wasteland Elvis there has done a lot of work in replicating printable images of a lot of the consumable food items in game. The Nuka drinks are just some of the few. Also the perfect bottles for the nuka drinks are the ones made in Mexico. They can be found in most Mexican Ethnic stores.
i had a thought what if you drill to holes in the bottom for the led wires and line up the led then fill the bottom with epoxy which supposedly after it sets is non toxic then just bend your wires to the correct postions and valla your led stays at the bottom
is there anyway besides using LEDs on the bottom of the bottle to make the mixture glow not only in the dark but in natural lighting? ive been searching for a way to make a liquid glow that you can still drink and i keep coming up empty handed, and if not then how do you put the LEDs on the bottle an instrutable would be nice please and thank you!
use isotope
I got a lava lamp light and put it under the bottle and it works great you could also use a stick light im not sure what its called but they are lights that are flast and the other side is stick so you can have a portable lightbulb
what i did was make a LED double throwie (2 LEDs, 1 battery) and put it inside a watertight clear plastic container which floated, attached some fishing line and a weight, causing it to float right behind the label (invisible) and it works well
Well, you could always find a supermutant, which aren't even that rare anymore, and kill them to extract the FEV virus found in them. Then you'd need to put the virus inside the cola, giving it the equivalent boost of rad poison, to radiate the water and make it glow. Other than that, no.
Im pretty sure you can make it glow in blacklight by adding tonic water.
Radiation............its edible.......
Are ya saying its wrong to eat this stuff..waerhwhrlkawkrhlhwrlhk....yum.
I don't think there's any way to make it glow in natural light and have it be edible, but c'mon, glow-in-the-dark anything is still cool.

This might work to make it glow-in-the-dark and edible.

If you just want a display piece though, just get any liquid and empty either highlighter ink into it, a glowstick, or fluorescent paint.

Besides those though, there's honestly no way to make it emit enough light to be visible in natural lighting, as well as edible.
jibbers755 years ago
in the game it describes it as a "nuka cola then downing a fistful of sugar and punching youself in the face" so i dont see why you cant just drink some coke eat a bunch of sugar and punch yourself in the face
vladashram5 years ago
you know, you could always crack open a smoke detector for the americium. its not strontium, but it will get the radioactive effect. i also found my own recipe. 2 oz of pomegranate flavor 5 hour energy 2 oz of berry flavor 5 hour energy 4 oz of Mountain Dew Voltage 3 oz of Vault 1 oz of Red Bull Cola (Coca-Cola works, but i found red bull cola tasted more accurately described) 1 drop blue food coloring 1 drop red food coloring I have used it and you will not sleep for a week, then you will sleep for 3 weeks. do not drink if you have any health problems of complications, pregnant, or may become pregnant, over the age of thirty, under the age of 18, or is using any medications, dietary supplements, vitamins, health supplements, natural supplements, fruit, vegetation, meat, alcohol, or drugs. It is also recommended you visit your primary care physician daily. Be sure to drink plenty of water.
mikey1178215 years ago
it purple but that is still cool
Whales5 years ago
 I take this article more pf just an inspiration 'ible. I plan to make NukaCola Quantum now, but prob not with any of these things except for the LEDs maybe.
icyice5 years ago
i didnt have those ingredients so i used 1/2dl cola, 1 1/2dl sprite and 3dl powerade and the color is blue with a little green in it :P
Is it Baha-Blast mountain dew or is baha-blast not even mountain dew?
pk_excel5 years ago
Do you have to use the Foosh "Seriously Caffeinated" Mint and the Squirt!.
I'm australian and i don't know what i could use.
abbiegrrl5 years ago
I'm thinking this  is what you are looking for..."?

I remember seeing a usage of 5-Hour energy for the glow in bottle AND YOUR PEE! Plus, add some rip it and rock star pomogranate for added flavors. Should taste just like described in the game itself!
i feel drinking that would be catastrophic to your health getting all jacked up on sugar and 5hour energy
and your own pee
is that radiation sign put there for fun?
tocsik5 years ago
Hi, I love this project. I'm going to make one of my own (with a couple of modifications of my own). I wanted a label that was more true to the one in game, so I made up with this one.

tocsik tocsik5 years ago
Well, It turns out the screen shot I based this on was from a modded game.
NInja995 years ago
I just gained 2 rads lol
cinamun5 years ago
This looks good, I think I'll make it!
can you use XXXX (4X) mints instead of the other ones?????
iman746 years ago
Great instructable but i mixed it in various ways and the best one was half sprite half squirt and 2 drops of blue food coloring.also for a good label go to

do you want to add this to my group fallout3
iskandr6 years ago
Now use the lunch box and extra bottlecaps to make a bottlecap mine and you are ready for the Wasteland.
2d122 iskandr6 years ago
Don't forget a big green guy who kicks all your enemies' asses. Haha.
Faulks the super mutant? 0_o
Bando_Red 2d1226 years ago
I wish the last step was more detailed. It was like "Ok so just stick that thing there and hopefully it works! Whats up with that?
ickglockma6 years ago
Awesome and wherecan i find the recipe for the Quantum
how would I put the LEDs?
Tsurugi_Oni6 years ago
Man that is amazing! A must have for Fallout 3 fans (great game).
Ant_Guy6 years ago
austin6 years ago
what is the foosh mint for? also is there anyway you can host the picture? for the label, I dont want to make a facepunch account.