Sometimes in life, you just need a little bit of a health boost. Unfortunately for many, the Flash of Crimson Tears, which Elden Ring players use to restore health and get themselves out of tricky situations, doesn’t exist in real life. While you can’t drink the actual Crimson tears, you can come close with this delicious cocktail we found on Reddit.
Posted by user u/shots-by-leo, this cocktail brings together the spirit of the Flask of Crimson Tears by closely mimicking the look of the consumable. While we can’t be sure how close it tastes to the real thing without getting our hands on the actual Flask of Crimson tears, we can let this point of realism slide as the real thing probably tastes terrible.
The directions are pretty straight forward. Here’s the recipe in its entirety, posted by shots-by-leo in this post on r/gaming.
FOR THE ROSE SYRUP:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup edible roses
FOR THE COCKTAIL:
- .5oz of rose syrup
- .5oz of lemon juice
- 2.5oz blood orange juice
- 1.5oz Empress 1908 gin
- 1/4 teaspoon of white luster powder (you can find it on Amazon)
- 1 small sheet of edible 24k gold (you can find it on Amazon)
In a jar (or similar sealable container, perhaps a cracked pot), combine your water and rose petals. Allow the water to infuse anywhere from 1 hour to overnight.
Pour the rose petal water into a pot, add your sugar. Cook on low until the sugar completely dissolves. Strain into a sealable bottle, set aside. That’s your rose syrup!
For the cocktail – in a glass, combine your rose syrup, lemon juice, fresh squeezed blood orange juice, Empress 1908 gin, luster powder, and sheet of gold into a shaker. Add some ice, and shake well. Strain and pour into your flask (or any nicely presentable glassware).
Sip, replenish, relax… the worst is yet to come, Tarnished.
As pointed out in the post, if you want to make this refreshing sip of health virgin, you can replace the gin with extra blood orange juice.
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