Dungeons and Dragons Movie: Cocktail Recipes for Each Character Class

D&D Cocktail Recipes for Every Character Class

By Peyton Whittington Published March 2023

Tabletop gaming has a lot of rules (#1: DM is god), but only one that all players universally recognize: every session must be accompanied by snacks and plenty of drinks. But what if you swapped your regular adventuring grog for something truly unique, like a role-playing game (RPG) themed craft cocktail?

It’s time to gather your adventuring pals, fill up your tankard with something delicious and roll for initiative. In honor of the upcoming movie release of “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” ABC Fine Wine & Spirits has mixed up 12 cocktails for each tabletop RPG character class that the whole party can enjoy. Just don’t let the barbarian have too much, ok?

Bard’s Song of Rest

There is perhaps nothing funnier than getting into a tavern brawl or a scrap with some goblin raiders and…deciding to whip out a lute.

But hey, that’s exactly what our beloved bards do. These players use word and song to manipulate the world around them, inspiring their allies and harming their foes. They are masters of music and charisma (and probably the most likely party members to try to seduce the fire-breathing dragon guarding the treasure). Therefore, this is a colorful, sweet, bright cocktail for everyone’s favorite musical merry-makers.

Bard’s Song of Rest

The Recipe:

Add gin, limoncello, Lillet Blanc, lemon juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon peel carved into the image of a quarter note.

Cleric’s Divine Intervention

If nuns could pack a punch in the real world, they’d be clerics. Clerics wield their mighty power in service of a deity or deities, never straying from their mission of religious piety. Invoke the spirit of the devout cleric with this smoky, dry cocktail that utilizes the smoke of a palo santo stick to imbue the drink with divine flavor.

Cleric’s Divine Intervention

The Recipe:

Light a stick of palo santo and place a wine glass over it to smoke the glass. While the glass is smoking, add port, vermouth and lemon juice to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the smoked glass. Garnish with a twisted lemon peel and the smoldering palo santo stick.

Wizard’s Spellbook

There are many different types of magic-casting classes in the world of tabletop gaming, but what distinguishes them is where their magic comes from and how they happen upon it. Wizards wield magic solely because they commit themselves utterly to its study. We have to admit, we admire the dedication.

To pay homage to the wizard’s diligence and self-discipline, this is a drink that “magically” changes color because YOU add the secret ingredient to this powerful potion: a pinch of butterfly blue pea powder.

Wizard’s Spellbook

The Recipe:

Fill a Collins glass to the top with pebble ice. Spring a pinch of butterfly blue pea powder on top. Then, add rum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut and lime juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the glass and watch as it changes color. Garnish with a pineapple frond.

Rogue’s Sneak Attack

Rogues are sneaky and dexterous. They prefer to lurk in the shadows and strike once where it counts instead of coming at their foes head-on. The spirit in this drink blends into the rest of the drink’s sweet, fruity flavors, reflecting how rogues can blend into a crowd when they need to.

The blood red maraschino cherry garnish represents that fatal moment where you realize, just a moment too late, that a rogue has been following you all along.

Rogue’s Sneak Attack

The Recipe:

Add liqueur, vodka, lemon juice and lime juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass over ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry skewered with a cocktail pick.

Druid’s Wild Shape

Druids are definitely those kids who would cry whenever someone squashed a bug. They commune with the earth to wield their power and are, in turn, utterly devoted to nature and its preservation. This drink is light, floral, earthy and herbal: everything our flower child druids would love best.

Druid’s Wild Shape

The Recipe:

Add non-alcoholic spirit, liqueur and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.

Fighter’s Action Surge

Fighters are THE character class. They’re the jack of all trades, the most reliable party members, the stamina-filled warriors. They know how to take a beating, and they know how to dish it out, too. This drink is simple and strong, just like them; if apple isn’t your flavor, you can switch it out for any flavored spirit you want. After all, fighters are endlessly customizable!

Fighter’s Action Surge

The Recipe:

Add sugar cube, bitters and water to a rocks glass and muddle until sugar is dissolved. Add ice and bourbon and stir. Garnish with a green apple wheel skewered with a cinnamon stick.

Barbarian’s Rage

Barbarians are fueled by rage, utilizing their brute strength to fight for what they believe in. This is a spicy, smoky cocktail to signify their fury in battle, but with a sweet, bubbly side (because, let’s face it, most barbarians are big teddy bears deep down).

Barbarian’s Rage

The Recipe:

Add lime juice, mezcal and tequila to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a copper mug or rocks glass over ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel and a mint leaf.

Monk’s Stunning Strike

Monks live secluded from society, toiling tirelessly to improve their bodies and minds, rarely adventuring outside of their cloisters except to challenge themselves and their mental fortitude. This austere, saketini cocktail suits their vibe but still packs a punch (just like a monk).

Monk’s Stunning Strike

The Recipe:

Add sake and gin to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon.

Sorcerer’s Metamagic

Sorcerers have big main character energy. Their magic comes from within; it’s something innate, whether they have a magical bloodline, they were exposed to some magical substance or something totally unexplained. The aesthetic of the layered grenadine in this cocktail calls forth the image of the well of magical blood in sorcerers that can spring forth unexpectedly and chaotically if improperly managed.

Sorcerer’s Metamagic

The Recipe:

Fill a tall Collins glass with ice. Add tequila, grenadine, mango juice and orange juice to the glass in that order. Garnish with two maraschino cherries and an orange peel fan.

Warlock’s Eldritch Invocation

Warlock sounds like a sinister word, but not all warlocks are evil. To be a warlock simply means that your magic comes from another party. These magic wielders have made pacts with fey, demons, elementals or any other magical creature willing to grant them magical ability in exchange for their servitude. For some, the bond means a life of intense service; for others, it just means the occasional errand.

In this cocktail, bubbles are added at the very end of the creation process to signify the magical life force poured into the warlock by its patron. The garnish represents the bond between the warlock and patron, separate but united by mutual understanding.

Warlock’s Eldritch Invocation

The Recipe:

Add gin, liqueur, lemon juice and cranberry juice to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Top with tonic water. Garnish with two blackberries and a lemon peel.

Ranger’s Feral Senses

Rangers are stealthy hunters who fight on the edges of society to make sure that the monsters and untold horrors of the borderlands don’t make their way into society. Not unlike druids, they come to know nature intimately due to the amount of time they spend wandering the woods in search of foes. This rose hip-infused vodka cocktail is herbal and balanced; the perfect sip for sitting in a tree for hours to stake out your next target.

Ranger’s Feral Senses

The Recipe:

*Rose-hip infused vodka

For rose vodka: Add vodka and dried rose hips to a container and let steep for 1-2 days. Once the liquid is deep pink and fragrant, strain the liquid into another airtight container.

For cocktail: Add vodka, hibiscus tea and orange bitters to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass over ice and top with tonic water. Garnish by sprinkling dried rose petals over the top of the drink.

Paladin’s Divine Smite

Paladins are a lot like clerics in that they’ve dedicated their life to the worship and service of a deity. The main difference is that paladins are tanks with the ability to utterly destroy their enemies in a single swipe. They’re often the goody-two-shoes of the party and tend to be a bit self-righteous. So, a smoked sage bourbon cocktail seems fitting. We love you, even when your rule-following nature bugs the heck out of the morally neutral party members.

Paladin’s Divine Smite

The Recipe:

*Honey sage simple syrup

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup honey

  • Handful sage leaves

For syrup: Add water, honey and sage leaves to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Let syrup cool and strain into an airtight container.

For cocktail: Light a sage leaf on fire and place a rocks glass over it to smoke the glass. Then, add a large ice cube to the glass and pour in bourbon, honey sage simple syrup and fresh lemon juice. Stir to combine. Garnish with a sage leaf.

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