Hitman Absolution

“Prepare to make a killing”

With a franchise as iconic as Hitman, we had plenty to work with and decided we wanted to capture the variety of kill styles and create a set of drinks that took on both the visual style and classic themes of the Hitman series… but first, we needed a ‘victim’

The studio was an interesting place to be that day, with glasses of booze meeting air rifles and samurai swords… it was messy – but an awful lot of fun. Seven glasses lost their lives that day for a total of four final images, which although a fairly good ratio, clearly any slip ups wouldn’t be seen as acceptable by a certain barcoded agent…

To draw attention to the (borderline offensively) bad ‘Absolut’ semi-pun, we used different flavours of the Swedish spirit for each image.


  • A complete disregard for health and safety
  • Long Island Mix (1 part Gin/Vodka/Rum/Triple Sec)
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • 100ml Lemon/Lime Soda
  • Plus your choice of execution from
  • Headshot: 25ml Absolut 100 Proof Vodka
  • Cut Down: 25ml Absolut Citron Vodka
  • Drowned: 25ml Absolut Peach Vodka
  • Burned: 25ml Absolut Peppar
  • Highball Glass
  • Ice


Choose your “death” ingredient. Pour all the long island alcoholic ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Strain the mixture into a highball glass over ice. Top with the lemon-lime soda and fresh lime juice. Drink up and watch your back agent.

The Game

Hitman: Absolution is a stealth video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix. It is the fifth instalment in the Hitman series. Before release, the developers stated that Absolution would be easier to play and more accessible, while still retaining hardcore aspects of the franchise. The game was released on 20 November 2012.