Top Video Game-Inspired Cocktails
This post is written in collaboration with LNW Asia
Are you a SlotXO or general gaming enthusiast looking for themed-party ideas that reflect your passion and lifestyle? You might want to consider throwing a video-game-inspired cocktail party. Here are some tasty video-game-inspired cocktail recipes to spice up the event.
#1 Bioshock Possession
Like the videogame makes your foes blindly fight and die for you, the Bioshock-inspired Possession cocktail might even be enough to win over your enemies. Here’s how to prepare this frothy cocktail and possess the loyalty of your guests:
Base Cocktail Ingredients
- ½ Lime
- ½ Lemon
- 50 ml Tanqueray Gin
- 25 ml Sugar Syrup
Absinthe Froth Recipe (Serves 4)
- 1 Egg White
- 25 ml Absinthe
- 25 ml Water
- 25 ml Sugar Syrup
Place the basil and half a lemon into a cocktail shaker. Muddle the mix thoroughly before adding a shot of sugar syrup and Tanqueray gin. Fill it up to the brim with ice, and shake the mixture vigorously.
Strain the liquid through a strainer and serve it in a rocks glass with some more ice. If you want to add a little Absinthe froth to the drink for that Bioshock element, use a blender and whisk until you get the right consistency. Then, skim the foam and top off the “potion.”
#2 Pokémon Dratini
As one of the world’s most successful video game franchises, Pokémon inspires a blue, sweet, and irresistible “Dratini” that could unlock many secrets. It’s more than a martini, and here’s how to make it:
- 1 ½ oz Hpnotiq
- 1 ½ oz Bombay Sapphire Gin (or your preferred gin)
- Blue Curacao
Mix and stir the ingredients thoroughly over ice. Strain it into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish the drink with a lump of whipped cream on the side. Then, enjoy the show.
#3 Minecraft Dirt Block
If Minecraft enthusiasts love what is likely the most popular video game of all time, who knows how they will react to a terrific Minecraft-inspired drink called a Dirt Block. It is an excellent dessert cocktail with an impeccable mix of chocolate. How could anyone resist?
Dirt Block Ingredients
- 3 oz chocolate milk
- 1 ½ oz amaretto
- 1 ½ oz French Vanilla Kahlua
- Oreo crumbs
Mix all the ingredients in a rocks glass over crushed ice. Use either premade chocolate milk or milk and chocolate syrup to prepare your own combination. Once the cocktail is ready, sprinkle some Oreo cookie crumbs on top.
#4 Spyro The Dragon
Spyro is a series of platform video games featuring a dragon named Spyro. Channelling the main protagonist, this Spyro-inspired cocktail is perhaps the most straightforward shot to prepare on our list. However, beware of the fireball power it wields.
- 2 parts Cranberry juice
- 2 parts Blue Curacao
- 1 part Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
Mix the Cranberry juice and Blue Curacao in a shot glass. Fill up the glass with the Fireball Cinnamon Whisky. Drink it and prepare yourself for its fiery delights.
These four video-game-inspired cocktails may sound sophisticated, but they provide a quick and easy way to impress your guests and ramp up the party.