Productivity has many enemies in the digital age, but few are as blatant and enduring as video games and drinking.
The Drunken Moogle combines these two past-times and catalogs more than a hundred recipes for video game based cocktails and shots, as well as video game-themed drinking games and just general mixing of the two cultures. Booze and The Mushroom Kingdom do in fact make the perfect pair.
The Drunken Moogle was founded in 2009 by Berry College student Mitch Hutts after witnessing the rise of gaming themed drinks on the internet, such as the Triforce Shot.
TDM's drinking catalog is a mix of reader submissions and Hutts's original in-house creations. While many of the drinks offered are based off of more contemporary video games, such as Fallout or Bioshock, there is a strong presence of Nintendo and Sega classics.
Metroid (From: The Metroid Series)
- 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
- 3 Strawberries
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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.
That dumb smile on your face, and warming feeling in your chest? Yeah, that's nostalgia - and possibly the shots of rum.
See more recipe/game pairs on The Drunken Moogle.