QWB: Happy Hour, Episode #1: Battletech


Welcome to Queers With Beers: Happy Hour! The Hour is a brief in-between podcast covering nerdy drinks for all different kinds of sources, both popular and obscure. For the very first Happy Hour, Avery will be covering drinks from one of his childhood loves, the Battletech universe.

Download Happy Hour, EP #1: Battletech – 0:11:53 – 10.9 MB

Show Breakdown

  • 0:00:45 – Intro
  • 0:02:41 – Fusionaire
  • 0:06:21 – The PPC

Find recipes and links below the break.



A cocktail drunk strictly by Clan freebirths. Described in I Am Jade Falcon by Robert Thurston.

  • 3 oz vodka
  • 1.5 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 1.5 oz lemonade schnapps
  • 1.5 oz rum
  • 4.5 oz lemon juice

Served on the rocks.

The Particle projection cannon (or PPC)

Made with four shots of grain alcohol (80+ proof) and two shots of another alcohol, according to which Great House the drink is from. Especially popular on the gaming world of Solaris VII, it is first described in detail in Warrior: En Garde by Michael Stackpole.

House alcohols:

  • Davion adds bourbon
  • Capellan March adds tequila
  • Steiner adds peppermint schnapps (optional sprig of mint)
  • Kurita adds sake
  • Marik adds ouzo
  • Liao adds plum wine
  • Periphery States and Bandit Kingdoms drink the grain alcohol straight.


Musical Numbers

Have a suggestion for a drink I should make? Let me know in a comment, and I’ll be happy to add it to the menu!


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