Cocktails for Gamers

VGCocktails

HEY VIDEO GAMERS! Are you tired of going to bars and having to choke down some swill not made with your specific interests and needs in mind? Well, those gross drinks will be a distant memory once you try some of these delicious recipes made just for you. Before you know it, you’ll have your Wiimote in one hand and a fantastic cocktail in the other!

The Gin & Sonic
The gin and tonic is a classic drink, and you know what they say about classic drinks: BORING! Let’s spice it up a bit with a tribute to everyone’s favorite hedgehog. Here’s what you’ll need:

2 oz gin
3 oz tonic
a lime wedge
2 oz Five Hour Energy
6 oz Pepsi Blue

The Mega Manhattan
You’ve probably seen this drink on Mad Men, but let’s face it, Don Draper is a stuffy loser whose only good idea was wearing a fedora. Let’s jazz up this drink with some gamer edge, shall we?

1 oz Knob Creek
0.5 oz Maraschino cherry juice
2 dashes sweet vermouth
1 dash Angostura bitters
8 oz Mountain Dew Code Red

Stir with ice.
Strain into a used Slurpee cup.

Grand Theft Mojito
This one’s for all of you Call of Duty: Black Ops fanatics who wanted to spend more time in the Cuba missions!

4 lime wedges
a fistful of sugar
10 Listerine Pocketpak Breath Strips (Cool Mint flavor)
2 oz rum

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled Solo cup.
Top with Sierra Mist before pouring in your Pop Rocks.

Super Margarita Bros.
If you’re like us, you’re too busy to visit our neighbors south of the border because you’ve got too many video games to play! So if you want a taste of Mexico, try making this fun cocktail at home:

1.5 oz tequila
1 oz triple sec
0.5 oz cranberry juice (for “The Mario”) or 0.5 oz lime juice (for “The Luigi”)

Shake with ice and then strain into a coffee mug.
Coat the rim with Pixy Stix dust.

Madden NFL 2007 and Seven
We’d never forget about our beloved sports gamers!

2 oz whiskey
3 oz generic lemon-lime soda
8 oz Coors Light

Make in a souvenir cup from that one Mets game you attended.
Pairs well with Hamburger Hot Pocket.

Minecraft Beer
Cocktails aren’t for everyone. We know that. But you can still make a delicious drink at home using nothing more than beer!

6 oz Pabst Blue Ribbon
6 oz Old Milwaukee

Garnish with sour patch kids in a frosted glass.