Hunger Games Mixology: DISTRICT 7,8,9,10,11 and 12 Cocktails

By: Ashley Bryce, Liana Cole and Sasha Muradali

Each year the Hunger Games are held inside the Capitol, in the county of Panem.

Panem rose out of the rubble that once was North America and had thirteen districts that surround it, each having a unique purpose. Tired of servitude, the thirteen districts of Panem rebelled against the Capitol and the nation turned into a battle ground.

In the end, the Capitol held down the resistance and District 13, known of its nuclear power, was destroyed in a disaster.

The twelve remaining districts signed the Treaty of Treason and the Hunger Games were born as a punishment for the costly rebellion.

Each year the districts have to sacrifice one girl and one boy, known as tributes, to the games. These tributes engage in a battle to the death with
one survivor.

The victor who goes back to his or her district with fame and fortune.

In recognition of these yearly games, we present drinks for the remaining 6 districts of Panem.

Happy

Hunger Games!

District 7 – Lumber

District 7 provides the lumber for the Capitol. From a young age, children in this district work in the forest, giving tributes from 7 the advantage of wielding axes.

Pine trees and forests cover this district, leading the tributes to be dressed up as trees almost every year during opening games.

A leafy mojito is perfect for this lumber district.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Rum
  • 2 oz Coconut rum
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 oz coconut milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ oz club soda

Directions:

  • Muddle mint leaves and coconut into a chilled glass with lemon juice, and both rums.
  • Add ice and coconut milk to glass.
  • Stir.
  • Top with club soda.
  • Garnish with mint sprig and shredded coconut.

District 8 – Textiles

District 8′s principle industry is the production of textiles and clothing.

Filled with factories, at least one is dedicated to making uniforms for the peacekeepers.

Wages are low in this district with adults working two jobs and several shifts in a day and children working in factories before and after school.

A cold district in an urban industrial setting, people of this district live in run down tenements with little to no grass.

A spiked tea compliments this cold hard-working district.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz amaretto liqueur
  • 1 oz orange liqueur
  • 1 orange pekoe tea bag (or choice flavored tea)
  • 5 oz soda water
  • Water
  • Lemon wedge garnish

Directions:

  • Add tea bag to a half-full glass of warm water.
  • Let steep for 5 minutes.
  • Add amaretto and orange liqueur and ice.
  • Top with soda water.

District 9 – Grain

District 9′s principle industry is grain but little is known other than that.

District 9 has numerous factories used to process grain for the Capitol.

A rye whiskey cocktail is ideal for this grain-producing industry.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz rye whiskey
  • 2 dashes maraschino liqueur
  • 8 oz ginger ale
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • lemon wedge garnish
  • garnish maraschino cherries

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients into shaker with ice.
  • Shake.
  • Pour into chilled glass.
  • Garnish with maraschino cherries and lemon wedge.

District 10 – Livestock

District 10′s main industry is livestock, raising cattle and providing beef for the Capitol.

Not much is known other than the industry.

An adult milkshake fits this cow-raising district.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz raspberry vodka
  • 1 oz Bailey’s Irish cream
  • ½ oz raspberry liqueur
  • 2 oz cream
  • 1 splash grenadine syrup
  • 8 ice cubes
  • Whipped Cream

Directions:

  • Add ingredients, minus whipped cream, into blender.
  • Blend until desired consistency.
  • Pour into glass.
  • Top with whipped cream.

District 11 – Agriculture

District 11 is one of the poorest districts despite its large size.

The principle industry is agriculture and everything they grow goes to the Capitol. This district is filled with orchards, fields of various crops, and cotton.

Specializing in all types of agriculture, the people of this district work long hours and school is closed during harvest.

Located in the area of North America that was once the Deep South, most people of district 11 have dark complexions and hair.

An exotic fruit drink highlights the harvest of this fruit-filled district.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz rum
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • ½ oz lychee liqueur
  • 1 ½ oz pineapple juice
  • Lychees
  • Pineapple rings

Directions:

  • Add ingredients into shaker with ice.
  • Shake.
  • Pour into chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with lychees and pineapple rings.

District 12 – Mining

District 12 is not only the most ridiculed, it is one of the poorest districts in Panem.

Located in the Appalachian Mountains, the principle industry is coal mining.

Never a huge contender in the games, only two victors have come from district 12 in the seventy-four years of the Hunger Games.

Divided into two sections: the Seam and the Merchant Section. Both have distinct looks.

The people of the Seam have olive skin, gray eyes, and dark hair while the merchants’ have blue eyes, fair complexions, and blonde hair.

The living conditions also set these two areas apart, with the people of the Seam living in poverty.

A black vodka drink matches the essence of this coal district.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz black vodka
  • ½ oz cherry brandy
  • ½ oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz cherry coke
  • Maraschino cherries (optional)

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients into shaker with ice.
  • Shake.
  • Pour into chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with maraschino cherries.

MAY THE ODDS

BE EVER IN

YOUR FAVOR

**drink photos taken by Liana Rochelle Cole**

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Sasha H. Muradali owns the Little Pink Blog and Little Pink Book PR, LLC. Sasha holds a MA International Administration with a concentration in Intercultural Communication from the University of Miami (’08) and a BS Public Relations and Dance from the University of Florida (’07). She has been featured in Forbes, CNN and Business Week. Sasha tweets fervidly (@SashaHalima), loves Harry Potter and the colour pink. Get a copy of the Little Pink Blog delivered to your Kindle and ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook.

Ashley Bryce holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Classical Studies from the University of Florida (Go GATORS!) and is currently a graduate student studying Strategic Public Relations at The George Washington University . She is fluent in Latin and has a passion for translation. A Miami girl who loves politics, old movies, Doris Day, and all things Harry Potter related. Find her on Twitter (@ashleyellene) and LinkedIN.

Liana Cole has a Master’s of Science in Global Strategic Communications from Florida International University and a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Fine Art from The University of Central Florida. In addition to being a Harry buff, Liana is a certified bartender by ABC Bartending. She has a love for culture, music and art of all kinds. Find Liana on Twitter (@Liana_Rochelle) and LinkedIN.

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