Mana Mocktail

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Introduction: Mana Mocktail

So, after a long day of battling Azeroth's numerous enemies, all you want to do is relax, right? Just find an inn, sit down, take a load off your feet, and chill with your friends. You could drink a plain draught of bitter cactus cider or some Silvermoon wine or something, but those are fairly boring. To make the time even more exciting, you could drink this special Mana Mocktail. It even refills your mana as you relax and have fun. And its pretty unusual too, with a wild hibiscus flower floating in it.

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Step 1: Ingredients

For this drink, you need just a few things:

1 Bottle of Mana Potion          }
                                                    }   > Both of these can be bought at ThinkGeek
Edible Wild Hibiscus Flower }
5-hour energy shot
Lemon-lime soda
A couple cubes of ice (optional)
Blue-raspberry flavored gelatin

Any glass of your choice

Step 2: Mix It!

All you need to do is put the soda, a small spoonful of the gelatin, about a half teaspoon of the 5-hour energy (dont want to be bouncing off the walls now), and mana potion into a container of some sort (make sure it has a lid!), and shake it. That's it, nothing special to it. After a minute or so, just strain the lumps of gelatin out of the mixture, and pour it into your glass. You can add some sugar crystals to the top for extra texture, but it is not necessary.

Step 3: Finish It Up

To finish this drink up, take one of the hibiscus flowers out of the jar, and just plop it into the middle of the drink. It should sink to the bottom and open up somewhat quickly. Now, if the drink is not cold enough for you, you can stick it in the fridge for a couple minutes. The gelatin in the drink will thicken it slightly, so it will be a little thicker than youre probably used to.

To make this alcoholic, just add any alcohol of your choice to it, simple as that.

Step 4: Ok, Now Learn From Me...

Ok, so this is exactly how I did the drink, which I found afterwards to not work well. THis is how you SHOULD do it:

WIth the gelatin, either:
     1. Dissolve it in hot water first, then cool it off and add it, or
     2. Add it as normal, but strain the liquid VERY well.
     If you dont do this with the gelatin, you will have a lot of little clumps floating around in it, which will give it a very weird texture. If you want that texture, then by all means, do it just as I did.

With the hibiscus flower, you should add the flower BEFORE the liquid. Just pop the flower in the center of the glass, and add a little of the syrup as well, and then pour in the liquid on top of it. Trust me, it will look a lot better.

If you want the drink a little lighter in color, either add not as much of the mana, or add more of the soda.

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    This sounds awesome, but I'm curious; What purpose does the gelatin serve? Is it just to flavour the drink? Can I use flavour syrup instead? I want to make my first one your way before I start playing.

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    To be honest, Im not totally sure what my reasoning was back then. I believe its purpose was for color and flavor. Feel free to try using the syrup! It might work even better!

    Since going through baking school and getting much more experience, I plan on remaking this recipe, see if I can improve it.

    Do you also know that the author put barely enough caffeine in it to agitate a mouse?

    Actually, I'm a big fan of the manas, because there's almost no caffeine whatsoever. What gets you hyper in these are all the B-Vitamins, which yours system flushes naturally, leaving you only with a need to pee after a while n.n

    That doesn't mean that there's a lot of caffeine...

    It just seemed odd to me to be adding more caffeine when theres already a fair amount in it

    Absinthe would make this as a cocktail, not a mocktail.

    I tried mana energy and I thought it tasted like cough medicine. Does the soda do anything to help the taste?

    I have no idea. It might or might not, never hurts to try

    Yes it does, you ruin a perfectly wonderful single malt scotch by trying things....THE HORROR!!!!!!!!!!! Other than that, sounds like an interesting drink.

    If you mix anything with Scotch you are completely missing the point of Scotch!

    (Although water and ice are acceptable)

    Haha, I was kidding. That would be AWFUL with scotch.

    wouldnt adding the gelatin first to the soda cause of the carbonation and the acid help dissolve the gelatin some

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    possibly, I didnt think of that, didnt do that
    youre welcome to try it that way :)