Video Game Themed Drinks to Keep You Cool This Summer
By Armi Dimaranan on June 6, 2014
Temperatures are rising and sweat beads are dropping, but you can keep your cool with these video game-themed drinks. We’ve got some fun drinks parents can create with their kids as well tasty drinks for those 21 and up, but best of all, they go well with the video games you love to play!
The drink mixes are pretty simple with most of the drinks just requiring mixing all of it together, but I’ll be sure to drop notes for the ones slightly complicated.
Level up in alchemy with the video game themed drinks below:
For the kids:
(BioShock Infinite mocktail)
2 oz Manhattan mix
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
1 maraschino cherry
Mix the Manhattam mix, lemon juice, and simple syrup together and pour over ice. Then fill up the glass with some club soda and place the cherry on top.
Donkey Kong’s Banana Smoothie
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
2 teaspoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons chocolate syrup
1 frozen banana
.5 cup frozen milk cubes (about 4 cubes)
In a blender, mix up the yogurt, peanut butter, and chocolate syrup. Add the frozen banana and pulse till it’s chunky. Then add the milk cubes and pulse until smooth.
Princess Peach Smoothie
2 cups peach juice
1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
1 cup peach yogurt
1.5 cups frozen peach slices
Dump all the ingredients into a blender and blend at a slow setting and then high until smooth. Make sure you put a lid on the blender!
Yoshi’s Mint Choco Mocktail
2 oz of your favorite mint chocolate ice cream
1 oz coconut cream
Handful of crushed ice
2 oz half and half
Blend the mint chocolate ice cream, coconut cream, ice, half and half until it’s smooth. You can line a glass cup with some chocolate syrup.
Minecraft Dirt Block Milkshake
2 cups of your favorite chocolate ice cream
.5 cup of cold milk
1/4 cup of chocolate syrup
.5 cup frozen chocolate milk cubes
Crushed Oreo cookies
Freeze some chocolate milk with some crushed Oreo cookies into an ice tray. Blend the ice cream, milk, and syrup until smooth. Then pour the mix into a glass with the frozen Oreo chocolate milk cubes. You can sprinkle some of the Crushed Oreos on top for a “dirtier” effect.
For the adults:
1.5 oz gin
1.5 oz grenadine
1 maraschino cherry
Like the BioShock Liber-tea, but a bit more Assassin’s Creed-y, save the cherry for the top!
Chun-Li Ice Tea
25 ml Jasmine Tea infused vodka (or a mix of vodka and Jasmine syrup)
25 ml lychee liqueur
1 splash blue curacao
Mix the Jasmine tea vodka, lychee liqueur, and blue curacao and pour over ice. Then fill your glass with Elderflower Press.
Minecraft Dirt Block (Adult variation)
1.5 oz french vanilla Kahlua
1.5 oz amaretto
3 oz chocolate milk
Oreo cookie crumbs
If you’re interested in more grown up drinks, The Drunken Moogle is the place for you.
Let us know how you like these concoctions in the comments below.