Throwing a party? Want to show off your style? Check out these amazing video games inspired drinks.
Your first games drink: Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog shot
-1 part grenadine
-2 parts Menthomint Schnapps
-4 parts Blue Curacao
Directions: Pour in the grenadine first. Then layer the Mentholmint schnapps and Blue Curacao on top, in that order.
Issun (Okami shot)
Issun (Okami shot)
-5ml Ginger Liqueur
-20ml Matcha Green tea
Directions: Prepare matcha as directed and allow to cool. Shake all ingredients over ice and pour into a shot glass.
Hadouken – Ryu (Street Fighter shot)Hadouken – Ryu (Street Fighter shot)
-3/4 oz blue curacao
-3/4 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
-Splash of Bacardi 151
Directions: Mix the blue curacao and Fireball in a shot glass. Layer a thin bit of Bacardi 151 (or other overproof rum) on the top and light on fire. Block to extinguish and drink! Add more Bacardi 151 to the top to make it a Shinkuu Hadouken.
Dratini (Pokemon cocktail)Dratini (Pokemon cocktail)
-1 1/2 oz gin (Bombay Sapphire Gin used)
-1 1/2 oz Hpnotiq
-splash of blue curacao
Directions: For this variation of martini, mix and stir in the ingredients over ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Place a dollop of whipped cream on the side of the glass as a garnish.
Jarate (Team Fortress 2 Cocktail)Jarate (Team Fortress 2 Cocktail)
-2 Koolaid lemonade packets-follow instructions on packet, will make 1 gallon
-2 cups of Vodka
-1 cup of Triple Sec
-1 can of Twisted Tea or 12 oz of another dark tea drink (Add or use less for desired darkness)
Directions: Mix all ingredients together and distribute in mason jars to properly gross out your friends and confuse them as you chug it down.
Miles “Tails” Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog Cocktail)Miles “Tails” Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog Cocktail)
-1 part grenadine
-1 part vodka
-2 parts coconut vodka
-2 parts orange juice
-1 orange peel
Directions: Pour the grenadine into an empty glass (preferably a tall and thin glass). Mix the vodka, coconut vodka, and orange juice separately, then layer the mix into your glass on top of the grenadine. Last, slice your thin orange peel down the center to make the ‘tails’ and place in shot.
Shirley Templar (Assassin’s Creed cocktail)Shirley Templar (Assassin’s Creed cocktail)
-1.5 oz. gin
-1.5 oz. grenadine
-1 maraschino cherry
Directions: In a highball glass with ice, fill most of the glass half with Sprite, half with ginger ale, leaving a bit of room at the top. Mix in a shot of grenadine and a shot of gin. Place a maraschino cherry on the top and serve.
Yoshi’s EggnogYoshi’s Eggnog
-4 egg yolks
-1/3 cup sugar, and a tablespoon
-1 pint whole milk
-1 cup heavy cream
-3 ounces bourbon
-1 teaspoon nutmeg
-Green food coloring
Directions: In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Add the milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg and stir to combine.
Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks. With the mixer still running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
Mix marshmallow cream with green food coloring until cream is vibrant green. Use a spoon or gloved finger to smear the green marshmallow on the inside of your eggnog glass like spots. Make sure not to use too much marshmallow when applying or the eggnog will quickly turn green as well.
Pour the eggnog into the spotted glass to see the Yoshi’s egg effect.
Scumm Bar’s Finest Grog (The Secret of Monkey Island Cocktail)Scumm Bar’s Finest Grog (The Secret of Monkey Island Cocktail)
-6 Light Wheat beers (I used Bud Light Wheat)
-3 oz. dark rum (preferably Kraken Rum)
-3 oz. white rum
-1 oz. lime juice
Directions: Grog is meant to be served to a group of pirates, so get some friends for this one. Pour the six pack into a large enough pot or other container that can hold it. Add in the 6 oz. of rum and the lime juice. Stir all ingredients. Use a small serving cup to distribute ye grog.
Note: Grog was traditionally rum that was diluted with water or a weak beer, served hot or cold. It wasn’t the tastiest substance, so often ingredients such as sugar, cinnamon, or lime juice were added. While the grog that Guybrush encountered in The Secret of Monkey Island was a bit more deadly, this grog is sure to not melt through your mug. It will give you the kick a drink made for a pirate should, though.
Drink of the Colossus (Shadow of the Colossus cocktail)Drink of the Colossus (Shadow of the Colossus cocktail)
-12 oz. Guinness
-12 oz. Apple cider
-6 oz. Blueberry ale
-.75 oz. Brandy
-.75 oz. Grenadine
Directions: The Colossus is a modified Black Velvet with an added blueberry kick. Instead of layering the beers, mix all of them in a 32 oz. mug. Mix the brandy and grenadine in a shot glass, for the Wanderer. Climb the Colossus and drop in the Wanderer shot. Consume the mixture and transform yourself.
Zero Suit Samus (Metroid Cocktail)Zero Suit Samus (Metroid Cocktail)
-1 1/2 oz. Hpnotiq
-1 oz. Blue Curacao
-1/2 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
-A splash of Midori
-A splash of Apple Pucker
-3/4 cup ice
Directions: Squeeze the juice out of half an orange and use a scoop to remove the pulp, leaving you with just a clean rind. Measure the juice to 1/2 oz. and blend all ingredients together and strain into a glass. Place the orange over the glass and serve.
The Dashing Prince (Katamari Damacy Shot)The Dashing Prince (Katamari Damacy Shot)
(recipe makes 6 shots)
-1 oz Blue Curacao
-1/2 oz Grenadine
-2 oz Vodka
-2 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
-2 oz Pineapple juice
-1 oz Fresh lemon juice
-6 Maraschino cherries with stems
Directions: Mix the Blue Curacao and grenadine and divide into the bottom of 6 shot glasses. Pour vodka, Midori, pineapple juice, and lemon juice in a shaker and shake to combine. Carefully layer the green on top of the purple, and garnish the edge of each shot glass with a maraschino cherry.
To take the shot remove the cherry from the edge and down it, and then eat the cherry afterwards. The result is a shot that’s sweet, quirky, and even a little fruity that’s best enjoyed with all your friends, just like Katamari Damacy.
The 1-Up ShotThe 1-Up Shot
-1 part Melon Bols
-1 part Vodka
-1 part Milk
Directions: Mix first three ingredients into shot glass. Place whipped cream tuft on top, then add dots of green frosting.
Yoga Flame – Dhalsim (Street Fighter cocktail)Yoga Flame – Dhalsim (Street Fighter cocktail)
-25 ml Absolute Mandarin Vodka
-25 ml Chilli Vodka
-Splash of cranberry juice
Directions: Mix all the liquid ingredients together and then rest the Naga Chili on the rim of the glass.
Fat Man (Fallout 3 Cocktail)Fat Man (Fallout 3 Cocktail)
-3/4 shot Spiced Rum
-1/4 shot Cinnamon Whiskey
-1 shot Vanilla Vodka
-6 shots Dr. Pepper
Directions: Pour the Dr. Pepper in a highball glass and mix in the shot of vanilla vodka. Pour the spiced rum and cinnamon whiskey into a shot glass. Make sure bystanders are out of blast radius and deploy the fat man (er, drop the shot into the highball glass). Consume and make sure to find some Rad Away, quick!
Truth, Lie, Stout (L.A. Noire Cocktail)Truth, Lie, Stout (L.A. Noire Cocktail)
Directions: Take your choice of glass and start with 25ml measures of Vodka and Kahlua, then top up with Guinness.
Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu (Pokemon Cocktails)Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu (Pokemon Cocktails)
-1/2 oz Creme de Banana
-1/2 oz pomegranate schnapps,
-1/2 oz Jager
-1/2 oz grenadine
-1/2 oz Creme de Banana
-1/2 oz Captain Morgan tattoo
-1 oz Creme de Banana
-1 oz. Jager
-1 oz 100 proof Captain Morgan
Directions: For the Pichu: pour the the creme de banana, then layer the pomegranate schnapps, then layer the Jager on top. Pikachu: pour the grenadine, next layer the creme de banana, then layer the captain tattoo on top. Raichu: pour the creme de banana, layer the Jager then layer the captain 100 proof on top.
Cake (Minecraft shot)Cake (Minecraft shot)
-3/4 oz UV Cake Vodka
-3/4 oz cream
-Dash of red sprinkles
Directions: Mix ingredients in a shot glass. Add a dash of red sprinkles to the top.
Metroid (Metroid Cocktail)Metroid (Metroid Cocktail)
-1/2 shot Bacardi Big Apple Rum
-1/2 shot Coconut Rum
-1/2 glass Kiwi Strawberry Minute Maid (or Kool-Aid)
-A little less than 1/2 a glass Sprite
Directions: Shake the two rums and Kiwi Strawberry Minute Maid and pour into a lowball glass. Add the Sprite for a bit of flavor and carbonation. Drop in three strawberries as a garnish. If you choose, you can use your ice beam freezer to cool the alcohol before you make the drink.
Tonberry (Final Fantasy shot)Tonberry (Final Fantasy shot)
-.5 oz Midori (or other melon liqueur)
-.5 oz Sour Apple Pucker
-.5 oz Absinthe
Directions: Mix all three ingredients in a shot glass and drink.
The Mass Effect 3The Mass Effect 3
-1 oz. pineapple juice
-2 oz. grenadine
-1 oz. Malibu Carribean Rum
-2 oz. cheap gin
-Splash olive juice
Directions: Line the rim of a glass with blue sugar. Mix all ingredients, chill and serve. If you can, garnish with a tiny green umbrella. Drink and try not to get too upset; there’s more to come after and it’s free!
Boomer Bile (Left 4 Dead Mixed Drink)Boomer Bile (Left 4 Dead Mixed Drink)
-5 cucumber slices
-1/2 glass of ice
-1 shot Gin
-A few drops of Lemon Juice
-A few drops of Worcester sauce
-3oz Elderflower Cordial
Directions: Slice up the cucumber and put it in the glass with the ice. Crush it with a pestle. Pour in the gin, vodka, lemon juice, Worcester sauce and elderflower cordial into a shaker and shake well. Pour into a glass and enjoy (or not).
Thanks to the genius over at The Drunken Moogle for this. Bottom’s up.