Little known fact:
Though I am not a big drinker myself (and prefer straight rum or whiskey when I do at all), I am fascinated by drink mixing. Maybe it's the chemistry aspect? Either way, because we have my dad's old Epic Bar Setup around the house, it's something I've started playing around with. I'm thinking of taking classes, partly because it'd give me access to more toys, but mostly due to the fact that it would be awesome to get paid to play with chemicals all night.
And because I am a nerd, I name drinks for fandoms.
Also because my Activators-class TFA Grimlock is the PERFECT size and shape to 'hold' a shotglass, and because I like my goddamn whiskey, my endeavors in this field have been dubbed 'The Adventures of Whiskey Grimlock' by those who are already in on this.
And now I will share them with you.
Starting with the drink that started it all, if only as a joke: a picture of my Grimlock hugging a whiskey shot. Which grew to, 'wouldn't hot cinnamon whiskey be more appropriate for a firebreathing robot dinosaur?', which grew to, 'if a Robot and a Green Dinosaur had a baby, would that be the alcoholic equivalent to Dinobots?'.
1 part Absolut vodka
1 part peach brandy
1 part Fireball Cinnamon whiskey
Simple and straightforward; fill it and shoot it. You can add a few drops of hot sauce to the top if you want a little extra kick.
This shot has a wonderful, aggressively mellow quality, very pleasantly hotsweet, and is quickly becoming my favorite thing ever. While this drink does scale up very well, I really prefer it as a shot because that, like the whiskey itself, was where this all started. It may be small, but it's very much a 'Grimlock' drink to me because it just kind of does its own thing doesn't give any fucks.
Of course, sometimes you want to go big. The Robot is a big goddamn drink—the kind you share with a friend unless you're an alcoholic—and Dinobots are big goddamn robot dinosaurs that nobody can take on alone, so basically: a robot-sized Green Dinosaur. I have, however, replaced all the green crap from the Dinosaur and made my own adjustments based on Whiskey Grimlock. By which I mean, 'I hate fruity watered-down shit so this is almost nothing but booze' and 'goddamnit Dinobots are not green'.
Oh, and it breathes fire. Seriously, ginger beer. Dear god.
2 oz Absolut vodka
6 oz Fireball whiskey
2 oz gin
2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Peach Brandy
2 oz ginger beer
Mix it up well, adding ice last if you insist on it at all. Once again, a little hot sauce can make a nice addition if that's your thing, or grenadine if you'd like it a little sweeter. If you are like my fiancee and fucking hate gin, double up on vodka. Or have an adventure and throw in some Jack Daniels, since that's a part of a classic Robot.
Seriously, for the love of god, have a friend to drink this with. If nothing else so you don't have to worry about finding a glass big enough.
Dear Canada: thank you for Fireball Whiskey. You are my best friend, ffs.