The Sims 4 Mixology Skill
Drink List, Snaggle Fuster, Effects, and Bartending
Bartending in the Sims 4
The Sims 4's Mixology Skill lets your Sim make a variety of Drinks. This Guide will highlight the Skill's unlocks and what some of the Drinks do for your Sim. Most of them do the same thing - give a Happy Moodlet. However, a couple of them are quite special and helpful - particularly Snaggle Fuster. Overall, leveling Mixology will help you to level other Skills thanks to its emotion-specific drinks.
You can purchase a Bar from Buy Mode > Sort by Room > Kitchen or read a Skill Book to begin learning to be a Bartender. You may also head to the Night Club in Willow Creek and use the Bar there. Tending Bar will give you experience very slowly compared to making Drinks on your own, and you won't earn much money doing so. Drinks can be sold from the inventory for a profit, substantial enough to earn a living. At level 6, you can stop making drinks repeatedly to level the Skill and instead focus on Practicing Bar Tricks. This will give you much faster Skill Experience.
Mixology as a Career and Moneymaker
Mixology drinks can be dragged to the Sim's inventory and sold for a profit at higher level. At first, they will sell for less than the cost to make them. You'll earn more as your level rises, and drink values can be influenced by the Marketable trait. So, the skill can stand alone as a money-maker. Thanks to SWolfie on our forum for making me aware of this.
In order to get the most out of this Skill, you may want to take on the Culinary Career and take the Mixologist branch. Additionally, you'll want to take the Master Mixologist Aspiration. Unfortunately the Career is one of the lowest paying in the game, however it gives the opportunity to make Snaggle Fuster (read more below) so it's worth trying to get.
Completing Master Mixologist will give you the ability to give Sims any of the positive Emotions for 4h at the cost of $1000 a pop. They can be great once your Sim is rich, but you'll need to search for other means of making money in your Household to get to that point. The Tricks are kind of entertaining to watch, as Sims learn and make mistakes only to eventually nail them, but it's a Skill that feels like a missed opportunity.
The Bottle Stack Trick - that deserves a Tip, but won't get you one
Mixology Skill Unlocks
Leveling up Mixology primarily unlocks new Drink Recipes, but does offer some special unlocks as your Sim progresses. The quality of drinks will rise, and along with levels, result in you earning more from drinks you make. Here are the various tricks, socials, and special abilities that becoming a better bartender will give to your Sim:
Sims learn Tricks as they level Mixology and become better Bartenders
- Level 2 - Behind the Back Trick, Talk About Drink Making
- Level 4 - Juggle Trick, Drinks give stronger Moodlets (sometimes gives +2 Happy)
- Level 5 - Mixing a Drink gives your Bartender the Talented Tender Moodlet (4h +1 Confident)
- Level 6 - Can Practice Bar Tricks, allowing your Sim to get Inspired on demand
- Level 7 - Bottle Stack Trick, Drinks give stronger Moodlets (seems a more reliable +2 Happy)
- Level 8 - Can Share Mixology Secrets with other Sims
- Level 9 - Bottle Fireball Trick
- Level 10 - Can Freshen Drinks (resetting spoil timer) and gets the Mix Master Moodlet after making Drinks
Snaggle Fuster is a special drink that was brought to my attention by Playalot on our Forum. DarkWalker explained that this drink comes from an Opportunity that comes in the Mixology Career, possibly only at Level 9. When you get the opportunity Mythical Drink Guide, buy the guide and sometimes it will provide you the Recipe. Being confident may help it be more likely the recipe than a scam (random outcome). You should stay in that job until this opportunity comes up and with the right outcome if you want to be able to make this powerful drink. It gives a 3h moodlet that lets Sims learn Skills super fast - as in, many times faster than usual. It's well worth the wait, so avoid finishing the promotion requirements for level 10 Mixology Career if you want it. This Drink costs only $50 to make, and turns the skill into a truly potent ally for Sims gaining levels in other skills. You can make many and carry them around to drink when skilling.
Mixology Drinks List
Drinks look appealing, though they do little for Sims
Here's the full list of Drink Recipes available to Sims, along with the huge costs. Basically, once you're a level 10 Mixologist, if you want your Sim to get the Moodlet from drinking (which is typically +1/2 Happy) then you should simply make something like Juice on the Rocks. All in all, it's kind of realistic as far as drinking goes - the same effect, no matter the drink.
Sell Drinks by dragging them from the bar to the sell icon in your Sim's inventory. You can actually sell them after your Sim has finished drinking it, as well. Values listed are the highest possible on most, with level 10 bartending and the best bar to boost quality. Taking the Marketable Reward will further boost these values.
The Sims 4 Mixology Drink Recipes
|Lvl||Drink Name||Cost||Sell||Drink Effects & Special Notes|
|1||Alien Juice||$150||$675||Requires Astronaut Career Level 8 (Smuggler Branch). Gives a random positive moodlet, like Focused or Energized.|
|1||Flaming Zesty Salt||$18||$75||Requires Up All Night DLC. Gives Sims a 4h +1 Confident Moodlet|
|1||Juice on the Rocks||$10||$36||Regular Drink|
|1||Space Energy Drink||$100||$675||Requires Astronaut Career Level 8 (Space Ranger Branch). Makes Sims Energized|
|1||Sweet and Spicy||$10||$36||Regular Drink|
|1||Prose and Pop||$80||$309||Requires Sim to be Inspired. Makes Sims Inspired for 4h|
|1||Cupid Juice||$10||$84||Requires Sim to be Flirty. Makes Sims Flirty for 4h|
|1||Amygdelight||$100||$489||Can be made when a Sim is Focused. Gives a 4h +2 Focused Moodlet that also grants a boost to effective skill level in video gaming, rocket science, logic, and programming with faster skill gains in those as well!|
|2||Boiler Room||$10||$84||Requires Sim to be Angry.|
|2||Buffalo Wing Tea||$15||$63||Requires Up All Night DLC. Regular Drink|
|2||Tang and Zing||$15||$63||Regular Drink|
|3||Zebra Fizz||$18||$75||Requires Up All Night DLC. Regular Drink|
|4||Dim and Gusty||$20||$57||Regular Drink|
|4||Sea of Fire||$80||$267||Requires Up All Night DLC.|
|5||Salty Llama||$22||$99||Regular Drink|
|5||Sim's Special||$22||$99||Requires Sim to reach level 6 Cooking Career (Mixologist Branch). Regular Drink|
|6||Sea Splash||$25||$123||Regular Drink|
|7||Love Potion #4||$75||$294||Requires Sim to be Flirty. Makes Sims Flirty for 4h.|
|7||Sour Punch||$30||$156||Regular Drink|
|8||Hot and Smoky||$125||$468||Requires Up All Night DLC. Gives Sims a +2 Confident Moodlet for 4h when drunk.|
|8||Silent Film||$35||$183||Regular Drink|
|10||Snaggle Fuster||$50||$363||Makes Sims Snaggle Flustered, giving a massive boost to Skill gains for 3h.|
|10||Granny Smash||$50||$363||Regular Drink|
|10||Shadow Realm||$250||$580||This drink, which requires a Death Flower to make, does nothing special for normal Sims. However, when given to the Grim Reaper when a dead Sim has caused him to visit, Shadow Realm is reported to allow the deceased Sim to be brought back to life. Since the Death Flower could accomplish this on its own, Shadow Realm doesn't seem all that special.|
|10||Sunset Valley||$50||$363||Regular Drink|
|10||Confident Potion||$1000||$144||Requires Potion Master Reward Trait from Master Mixologist Aspiration completion. Gives Sims +100 Confident Moodlet for 4h.|
|10||Energized Potion||$1000||$144||Requires Potion Master Reward Trait from Master Mixologist Aspiration completion. Gives Sims +100 Energized Moodlet for 4h.|
|10||Flirty Potion||$1000||$144||Requires Potion Master Reward Trait from Master Mixologist Aspiration completion. Gives Sims +100 Flirty Moodlet for 4h.|
|10||Focused Potion||$1000||$144||Requires Potion Master Reward Trait from Master Mixologist Aspiration completion. Gives Sims +100 Focused Moodlet for 4h.|
|10||Happy Potion||$1000||$144||Requires Potion Master Reward Trait from Master Mixologist Aspiration completion. Gives Sims +100 Happy Moodlet for 4h.|
|10||Inspired Potion||$1000||$144||Requires Potion Master Reward Trait from Master Mixologist Aspiration completion. Gives Sims +100 Inspired Moodlet for 4h.|
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