Nectar Making

Nectar making is a new and complex skill introduced to the Sims 3 by the World Adventures Expansion Pack. Much like wine making (which is what "nectar" making is modeled after), your Sim will stomp grapes and other fruits to brew them into wonderful drinks that are bottled and aged in racks.

[edit] What Is Nectar?

Nectar is a drink to be enjoyed by Sims. Drinking nectar will give a Sim a powerful, long lasting moodlet. The moodlet you get from drinking nectar depends on its quality, not price or taste.

Drinking Nectar gives a number of effects. First, you'll get two positive moodlets for drinking it: Sugar Rush (4 hours, + 15 mood) and a moodlet that can go up to 25 and last 8 hours depending on the quality of the bottle. Nectar produced with at least 1 life fruit will give a full of life moodlet which gives +50 mood for 8 hours. Flame fruit nectar will give a warm fuzzies moodlet of +15 for 5 hours. It requires at least 3 flame fruit to trigger the warm fuzzies.

[edit] How To Learn Nectar Making

To get started in this skill, you'll need to send your Sim to Champs Les Sims, France. You shouldn't go without enough money to buy some equipment to bring home, so I recommend you bring at least $2500 Simoleons with you. The Nectar Maker can be bought at the Nectary in France. The vendor there sells it for $1500 Simoleons. More than one would be nice, but a single machine is enough to get you started.

You can find racks at home through the build menu so it's not necessary to buy them from the vendor in France. They can be found under sort by function in Storage - Miscellaneous.

To get started making nectar, click a Nectar Maker and select 'Add Fruit'. It takes ten pieces of fruit to make Nectar. You should make them in a combination of two or more. Nectar made of only one fruit gets no bonuses for flavor. You'll need to come up with combinations that work well together.

Once the fruit is placed, you can then pick 'Make Nectar'. Your Sim will stomp the fruit and proceed to do a basic process on the machine. This produces several bottles of nectar. When it's done, you'll be given the option to name the new combination and told how it tastes. Now you can select take nectar then store the bottles in one of your racks.

[edit] Nectar Making Challenges

  • Master of Nectar Making

After you've made 200 bottles of Nectar, your Sim will make an extra bottle in each batch. Very helpful indeed. This one will come naturally as you pursue the others.

  • Flavorful Feet

After Squishing 40 bins full of fruit, your feet get so much better at the task that it boosts the value of all your future bottles.

  • The Vizard of Vine

Look for Nectar Recipes that focus heavily on grapes to complete this challenge while making good money. It will simply give you more produce from each grape plant in your garden.

  • Mix Master

After 15 different combinations have been produced, you'll complete this challenge which gives you a chance to see the outcome of a fruit combo after you've filled the bin.

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