Portal 2

“The finest beverage breakthroughs from the Aperture alcohol research labs. Drink them in the name of science. You monster.”

Another from the 2011 Guardian set, this drink is, of course, designed to resemble the two coloured portals from the excellent sci-fi puzzle game. There’s a heavy dose of orange flavour to pay homage to the The Orange Box, the compilation in which the original Portal appeared.


  • 10ml Blue Curacao
  • 10ml Vodka
  • 100ml Lemonade
  • 10ml Cointreau
  • 10ml White Rum
  • 100ml Orangina
  • Lime Wedge
  • Sugar
  • Blue Colouring
  • Orange Colouring
  • Sandwich bags
  • Ice
  • Two Tumblers


To create the portals, you want to mix sugar in two different sandwich bags, shaking with a few drops of food colouring in each, pour these mixes onto different plates. Use the lime wedge to wet the tumbler rims and create your two portal openings by dipping each glass in one of the coloured sugars.
For the drink to fill the orange rim, mix blue curacao, vodka and top up with the lemonade then create your orange drink with the Cointreau, rum and Orangina, drink solo or coop with someone.

The Game

Like the original Portal (2007), players solve puzzles by placing portals and teleporting between them. Portal 2 adds features including tractor beams, lasers, light bridges, and paint-like gels that alter player movement or allow portals to be placed on any surface. In the game, players control Chell, who navigates the dilapidated Aperture Science Enrichment Center during its reconstruction by the supercomputer GLaDOS, new characters include robot Wheatley and Aperture founder Cave Johnson. Portal 2 boasted a whole new cooperative mode, letting players solve puzzles together as robots Atlas and P-Body