If there’s one thing that any Baldur’s Gate 3 or Dungeons & Dragons fan more generally treasures, it’s immersion. For these experiences to really shine, you have to get into the rugged leather boots of your Drow Bard as you explore, roll the dice, talk your way out of trouble, or, inevitably in our case, battle your way through encounters. To take this to the next level, why not craft some of your very own alcoholic beverages to make your BG3 journey on PS5 and Xbox that much more special – though perhaps not as memorable, depending on how much you drink…
Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the best games on PS5 and Xbox right now, so it was only a matter of time before some crafty connoisseur began to recreate its consumable items in real life. We’ve seen it before with Skyrim, Starfield, The Legend of Zelda, and much more. After all, there is something about videogame food and drink that makes it look so appetizing. Well, now you can try the likes of Stagswift Tonic and Chultan Fireswill for yourself.
Greg from the YouTube channel ‘How to Drink’, a show all about making drinks, has ventured into BG3 to recreate many of the game’s alcoholic beverages using their experience with Dungeons & Dragons. For the unaware, while exploring Baldur’s Gate 3 you can find various food and drink items, from Fragrant Fungus Stew to Blingdestone Blush, many of which offer your character various buffs and debuffs after consuming them or can be used as Camp Supplies to rest and restock. While we can’t promise they’ll be quite so beneficial in real life, they are at least unique beverages inspired by one of the best RPG games on console right now.
Need a tonic to stay up all night? Well, Stagswift Tonic will do just that, at least in BG3’s lore. Brewed in high Lathenderite monasteries, this drink would keep many a monk awake until the early hours. Naturally, this includes Jagermeister, Angostura bitters, orange liqueur, Fernet Branca, and cognac – no wonder the monks of the Forgotten Realms love it so. It’s a rather unusual and dry cocktail, though we’ll take Greg’s word for it that it’s surprisingly tasty.
Next up is Chultan Fireswill which, as you might have guessed, has a “fiery aroma” that “packs a powerful punch” according to the in-game item description. With the island of Chult being home to many wild animals and dangerous environments like the Peaks of Flame, it’s only natural for the drink to be equally fierce. Made of pog juice, chocolate bitters, cinnamon, mezcal, and rum, according to Greg’s theorycrafting, Chultan Fireswill is not a drink for everyone. We can only hope it’s one the best Baldur’s Gate 3 party and BG3 companions enjoy given how many times we’ve used it as Camp Supplies.
How to Drink also created a drink based on a made-up tonic by Amelia Tyler, the BG3 narrator. Tyler has uploaded several narrator outtakes to her personal YouTube channel, one of which included the Frothing Duergar. While it doesn’t exist in-game, Tyler jokingly notes that “there’s always an umbrella in a Frothing Duergar”. Though there’s little to go on, Greg got to work to create Tyler’s accidental creation. Made using syrup, maraschino liqueur, mezcal, Ancho Reyes, Green Chartreuse, and an egg white, the Frothing Duergar is as fierce as the duergar themselves.
So, next time you’re venturing through Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5 and Xbox, you could have a taste of some of its iconic drinks for yourself. Get kitted out with the best BG3 class and see what other consumables could be created in real life, though we doubt the numerous potions will be quite as nice as the drinks and food items.