Deus Ex

“You have to ask for this” Inspired by Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Following on from our two previous drinks for Resident Evil and Alice Madness Returns, we were working in the office and killing time on the Guardian Gamesblog chatterbox page. The topic turned to what Loading does and people started pitching puns like “Gin and Sonic”, forum member ‘Cunning Stunt’ then mentioned ‘Deus Ex on the Beach’ and with the sequel Human Revolution coming out we got in touch with Square Enix pitching the drink idea as part of the release.

Once we had permission we stayed pretty true to the classic ‘Sex on the Beach’ recipe with Peach Schnapps, Triple Distilled Vodka, Orange and Cranberry juice. This has been augmented with Goldshlager to bring in the iconic Deus Ex: Human Revolution ‘golden shards’.”


  • Glass
  • 10ml Grenadine, 
  • 25ml Peach Schnapps, 
  • 150ml Orange Juice, 
  • 50ml Cranberry Juice, 
  • 50ml Goldschlager.


Fill the glass with ice and start by pouring the grenadine, archers and cranberry juice. Next carefully pour the orange juice into the glass so it layers on top of the grenadine/archers/cranberry mix, to finish pour the Goldschlager over the back of a spoon so that it floats on top of the  juice, serve.

The Game

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an action role-playing video game developed by Eidos Montréal and published worldwide by Square Enix in August 2011. It is the third game in the Deus Ex series and a prequel to the original Deus Ex.

Set in the year 2027, Human Revolution focuses on ex-SWAT officer Adam Jensen, who is employed as a security officer for Sarif Industries, a company on the leading edge of advanced and controversial artificial organs dubbed “augmentations”. An attack on Sarif Industries that apparently kills researcher and Adam’s ex-girlfriend Megan Reed also leaves Adam critically injured. To save him, company CEO David Sarif subjects him to an extensive augmentation procedure: six months later, now recovered and possessing advanced augmentations, Adam sets out to pursue his attackers and the shadowy organization behind them. The story explores themes of transhumanism, the growing power of megacorporations, and their impact on social class.