A Guide To Hosting A Mr. Robot-Themed Soiree
Mr. Robot fans and cocktail enthusiasts, let's merge our worlds for an epic Mr. Robot-themed soirée. We’re talking about a bash that feels like you’ve stepped right into the ‘fsociety’ arcade, with a touch of Elliot Alderson’s complex psyche and the enigmatic charm of White Rose. From the rebellious spirit of fsociety to the haunting presence of the Dark Army, let’s create an atmosphere that’s a heady mix of suspense, cyber intrigue and a dash of revolution.
Follow our guide to hosting a bash that Elliot himself might just give a nod to—if he ever attended parties, that is.
Cyber Vibes and Mysterious Allure
First, let's set the stage. Think dim lighting with a hint of neon blues and greens, creating a moody ambiance straight out of the show. Scatter some old keyboards, screens, and maybe a bit of coding-themed decor around—nothing too on the nose, but enough to give that underground hacker vibe. Maybe even recreate the iconic social media mask for a photo corner.
Your playlist should ideally be a mix of techno and moody tracks that mirror the show's tension and drama.
The Elliot Alderson: A Brooding Signature Drink
No soirée is complete without a signature cocktail. For our Mr. Robot gathering, let's craft The Elliot Alderson. Start with a blend of 50 ml Don Julio Blanco Tequila and blackberry syrup, symbolising depth and intensity. Mix in 25 ml of fresh lime juice to represent the show's sharp narrative twists. Shake these ingredients with ice and strain into a sleek, minimalist glass, true to Elliot's style.
The fsociety Cocktail: An Uprising in a Glass
For something a bit more rebellious, mix up The fsociety. This one's a bold concoction, mixing 60 ml Johnnie Walker Blue Label for its classic roots with homemade raspberry syrup for a pop of vibrancy. Stir in a bit of lemon juice and a dash of bitters, then serve it over ice. Garnish with a raspberry or two. It's a cocktail that's as daring as the show's infamous group.
Non-Alcoholic Nod: The White Rose Mocktail
Let's not forget those who prefer non-alcoholic options. The White Rose is a mysterious and elegant mocktail, just like its namesake. Blend together some chilled white tea for subtlety, rose water for a hint of intrigue, and a spoonful of honey. Add a squeeze of lemon and top it with sparkling water. Serve it in a delicate glass to match White Rose's enigmatic elegance.
For snacks, think byte-sized (pun intended). Small, easy-to-eat finger foods that don’t require anyone to step away from the engaging conversations. Mini sliders, circuit board-inspired cookies and binary code cupcakes (use black and white icing for zeros and ones) will keep the theme going.
Hack the Code Game
And for a bit of interactive fun, set up a Hack the Code challenge. Create a simple cipher or coding puzzle for guests to solve. The prize? Maybe an exclusive cocktail or a special snack. It’s a great icebreaker and keeps the theme alive throughout the evening.