The Viscount

Manhattan-like with some bitter corruption and sweet purity

  • 2 ounces Old Forester rye
  • 1/4 ounce Averna amaro
  • 1/4 ounce Cocchi sweet vermouth
  • dash of orange bitters

Add everything to a mixing glass. Stir all ingredients in a rondel-like circular motion with heavy ice. Strain into a glass and serve up with a twist of orange (like the gold in the game that is more orange than gold).

This drink is one that is no means revolutionary, but still a good every night sipper.
Essentially a Manhattan, we thought it paired nicely with Viscounts of the West Kingdom for its bitter and sweet elements–a nod to the corruption and purity markers that help the ebb and flow of the game itself.
We also picked the Old Forester rye whiskey to tip our caps to the fleur-de-lis used at the castle center. Old Forester is the unofficial Bourbon and rye of Louisville and that icon is embedded throughout the city’s history and lore.
This is hopefully not too proof-strong as this game will take all your wits about you, so sip accordingly.


The Pack Mule

Tiki-stylings with rye and wine

  • 1.5 ounces rye whiskey
  • 2 ounces red wine
  • 1.5 ounces pineapple juice
  • .75 ounces falernum
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • Heavy dashes Angostura & Tiki bitters

Combine all ingredients in a shaking tin with copious amounts of ice. Shake vigorously like you are rolling dice for good luck. Strain into your tiki glass of choice laden with fresh ice. Garnish appropriately and ostentatiously. Flaming lime bowl optional but encouraged.

Created by Amandalin Ryan
Inspired by the amazing book TIKI, by Shannon Mustipher, Amandalin wanted a drink that mashed up ingredients like Lost Ruins of Arnak mashed up mechanics. Vaguely Jungle Bird-like, this is a well-balanced sipper that will go fast, just like the turns in this worker placement/deck-builder. And yes, while not anything like a traditional ‘mule’ drink, one could add some ginger liqueur or ginger beer to this drink. Either way, it pays proper homage to one of the more powerful and inexpensive cards in the game.