For the various forms of alcohol, see alcohol.

 
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Atomic cocktail is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.

Characteristics

The world model of an atomic cocktail is a novelty drink mixer shaped like a rocket ship, with a black logo and text on one side with the words "atomic cocktail" surrounding an atom. When consumed, the Courier becomes more resistant to fire and energy weapon damage. Sleep is greatly reduced, while Dehydration and Radiation are increased.

The strength of atomic cocktail effects are determined by the Survival skill and can be triple the listed effects at level 100.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+30 Energy Resistance for 2 min, +30 Fire Resistance for 2 min+36 Dehydration , -120 Sleep 
20+35 Energy Resistance for 2 min, +35 Fire Resistance for 2 min+42 Dehydration , -140 Sleep 
30+40 Energy Resistance for 2 min, +40 Fire Resistance for 2 min+48 Dehydration , -160 Sleep 
40+45 Energy Resistance for 2 min, +45 Fire Resistance for 2 min+54 Dehydration , -180 Sleep 
50+50 Energy Resistance for 2 min, +50 Fire Resistance for 2 min+60 Dehydration , -200 Sleep 
60+55 Energy Resistance for 2 min, +55 Fire Resistance for 2 min+66 Dehydration , -220 Sleep 
70+60 Energy Resistance for 2 min, +60 Fire Resistance for 2 min+72 Dehydration , -240 Sleep 
80+65 Energy Resistance for 2 min, +65 Fire Resistance for 2 min+78 Dehydration , -260 Sleep 
90+70 Energy Resistance for 2 min, +70 Fire Resistance for 2 min+84 Dehydration , -280 Sleep 
100+75 Energy Resistance for 2 min, +75 Fire Resistance for 2 min+90 Dehydration , -300 Sleep 

Crafting

This item can be crafted by the player character.

Creation requirements

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Vodka (1)
Range
Level
Atomic cocktail (4)

Locations

Notes

  • Prior to patch 1.2.0.31x, atomic cocktails required an additional 1 Nuka-Cola Victory, 1 vodka, and a bottle of wine to craft.
  • The hotkey icon for this item is of food rather than a drink.
  • Despite being an alcoholic beverage, it doesn't have the risk of alcohol addiction or an Intelligence penalty.

Behind the scenes

The atomic cocktail was an alcoholic drink served on the Strip during nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s in Las Vegas' Sky Room, where tourists could view mushroom clouds form at Nevada proving grounds from a distance. This was a considerable tourist draw from 1951-1963 when Las Vegas was also known as "Atomic City."

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