Sonic Generations

Sonic Generations is the latest in a very long line of Sonic the Hedgehog games.  An extremely long line of games.  The Wikipedia page that lists all the Sonic games is longer than the Declaration of Independence.  As someone who has not played any Sonic games for a long time it came of something of a shock how far the series has strayed since it’s roots.

The game itself seems to be dealing with something of an identity crisis.  It consists of some really outstanding 2d levels that follow the New Super Mario Bros approach but then follows these terrific levels with garbage.  All of the levels are throwbacks to previous sonic games.  In addition to jumping on robots in a variety of locales the game features a skateboarding section, a go-kart level, a…vampire lady bat or something and a werewolf?  What the shit.

Where is Captain MorganIf the entire game was as good as the 2d sections you probably wouldn’t even remember to drink anything because you would be having too much fun.  As it is the 3d sections will make you crave a drink while the wierd characters will make you wonder what drugs the game creators were on.  The best levels in the game all feature very lush tropical islands  so we will use that as a basis for choosing the optimal drink.  Look at that screenshot….can’t you imagine a pirate hanging out on that beach drinking rum?  In addition since this is something of a throwback game the drink should be something that you might have snuck a sip of when you were a kid.  Let’s mix soda with rum!

The Recipe

The Cuba Libre is more popularly known as the Rum & Coke.  Making one properly is not going to transform it into a different drink but it is still better than what you would get at most bars.  I like using Mexican Coke and a spiced rum but really any cola and rum will work.


  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 cola beverage
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Ice



Before you mix your drink squeeze a little lime into your highball glass then give the lime  a very gentle muddling in the glass.  Take the lime out and shake the glass a bit to coat the sidewalls with the lime juice.  Add ice to your glass then pour the rum over it and top it off with your cola.  Garnish with your abused lime wedge. Refreshing!