Raise Your Cocktail to Katniss Everdeen

Yes, there are 'Hunger Games' themed drinks. And they look kinda yummy.

Raise Your Cocktail to Katniss Everdeen

Yes, there are ‘Hunger Games’ themed drinks. And they look kinda yummy.

-PJ Gach

 nightlock nemesis cocktail

Hunger Games hasn’t even opened yet, but as the days fly by, we’re going to see a ton of HG tie-ins. We just came across a group of drinks inspired by the movie. The tequila-based drinks sound tasty.

Here are all the recipes. Drink up, the games are coming!

Nightlock’s Nemesis

nightlock nemesis cocktail2 Ounces Camarena Silver Tequila

1 Ounce Lemon Juice

1/2 Ounce Agave Nectar

2 Cucumber Wheels

2 Blackberries

2 Ounces Ginger Beer


Muddle cucumber and blackberries in a mixing glass. Add tequila, lemon juice, Agave nectar and ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass with ice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with cucumber wheel.

Remembering Rue

3 Ounces Fever-Tree Ginger Beerremembering rue cocktail

1 Ounce Vodka

1/2 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice

Edible Flower for Garnish


Fill a highball glass with ice. Add vodka and fresh lime juice. Top off with Fever-Tree Ginger Beer. Garnish with lime wedges in the glass and an edible flower in remembrance of Rue, just as Katniss remembered the fallen Tribute with flowers.



Haymitch’s Hooch

haymitch hooch cocktail2 Ounces Camarena Silver Tequila

1/2 Ounce Blanc Vermouth

1/2 Ounce Sweet Vermouth

1/2 Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 Ounce Italian Amaro

3 Ounces Ginger Ale

Mint for Garnish


Combine tequila, blanc vermouth, sweet vermouth, lemon juice and Italian Amaro in a highball glass. Mix well. Fill glass to brim with ice. Top with ginger ale and stir gently with a bar spoon. Garnish with mint.

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Rooted in Survival

2 Ounces Camarena Silver Tequilarooted in survival cocktail

1 Ounce Carrot Juice

1/2 Ounce Lemon Juice

1/2 Ounce Agave Nectar

Heavy dash Peychaud’s Bitters

Splash of Blood Orange Soda


Add all ingredients in a tall Collins glass. Stir with a bar spoon and add ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Girl on Fire

girl on fire cocktail1 Ounce Camarena Reposado Tequila

1/2 Ounce Spiced Orange Syrup*

1/2 Lime Juice

2 dashes Classic Bitters

2 Ounces Brut Champagne


Combine tequila, syrup, lime juice and bitters in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled champagne flute. Garnish with orange twist.

*Spiced Orange Syrup


Zest of 1 Orange

10 to 12 Whole Cloves

1 heaping tablespoon Whole Allspice

3/4 cup water

1 1/2 cup Cane Sugar


Place all ingredients in saucepan over medium heat. Heat until sugar is completely dissolved (approximately 5 minutes). Strain. Discard zest and spices. Refrigerate syrup.

Katniss Everdeen’s Ever After

4 Ounces Jalapeño-Infused Camarena Silver Tequila*katniss everdeen ever after cocktail

3 Ounces Fresh-Squeezed Blood Orange Juice

1 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice

2 Ounces Orange Liqueur


In a cocktail shaker, combine jalapeño-infused Camarena Silver Tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice and Cointreau. Fill with ice, shake and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a blood orange peel.

*Jalapeño-Infused Camarena Silver Tequila

To make jalapeño infusion, slice up a fresh jalapeño pepper and allow it to steep in 1 cup of Camarena Silver Tequila for 2 hours. Taste to check the heat level, and continue to steep if a stronger infusion is desired. Once infusing process is complete, remove the slices by pouring the mixture through a mess strainer.

Tell us: will you try one of these cocktails?

PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.

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