A mysterious panacea made from medical supplies, this chemical concoction can heal all wounds, flush out radiation and cure any ongoing addiction in the system.
Refreshing beverage seems to be just a normal brown glass beer bottle with no label. Despite its mundane appearance, it is one of the most powerful healing items in the game. It heals a massive 500 hit points, removes 1000 rads, and cures all addictions, making it equivalent to five portions of bloodbug steak, four doses of RadAway (without the Medic perk), and one dose of addictol.
In addition to its powerful effects, it is made of easily acquirable ingredients and does not require any perks to craft, making the refreshing beverage a must-have for almost anyone in the wasteland.
Since refreshing beverage heals over a short period of time (albeit very quickly), it also practically gives immunity to damage for a few seconds.
Even though it is often more powerful, the refreshing beverage is worth less than all of the ingredients used to craft it.
In Survival mode, refreshing beverage only removes 100 rads, but heals faster than other health restoration methods.
In Survival mode, this drink, as the name suggests, is extremely efficient for quenching thirst. One drink will take the player character from mildly dehydrated straight to hydrated, which makes this item very useful for players looking to use several chems at once or to handle the after effects of heavy stimpak usage.
If you already have a drug active while you are addicted, refreshing beverage will not cure the addiction until the effects of the drug have worn off.