As we get older, we mature and start doing grown-up things… but sometimes we let ourselves indulge in video games. We can’t help it. If there’s something that every man should do until the day he leaves this earth, it’s play video games. Whether you’re into classic Mario, God of War or Just Dance 4 (hey, we don’t judge), there will always be a video game to suit every interest… and, of course, a video game-inspired drink to suit every taste.


The Rainbow Road Shot Challenge

This is no joke – a dedicated drinker and video game enthusiast created this 6 shot journey straight to hell as a tribute to Super Mario Bros. Each shot is named after a bad guy in the Mario universe and you start with the easiest (Goomba) and work your way all the way up to the baddest of them all, Bowser. Each shot also gets stronger and scarier, so best of luck not losing all your lives (and your lunch).



This drink recipe comes from EXP Bar Online and we love how they rationalize that this drink perfectly embodies Kratos from God of War: “It’s pale, kicks ass from start to finish, and will leave you satisfied.” Say no more, friends. We’re all over this one. The full instructions are on their site, but here’s what you’re going to need to make the magic happen:

  • 1 oz. vanilla rum
  • 3/4 oz. strawberry rum
  • 1/2 oz. amaretto
  • Everclear
  • Strawberry syrup
  • Milk


Phoenix Down Shooter

The color of this shot is meant to mimic the color of the phoenix feather from Final Fantasy. It’s not going to make anyone return from the dead, but when you’re a delicious cocktail you don’t have to do crazy stuff like that. Just fill a shot glass with:

  • 1 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. cointreau
  • Fill it up with orange juice
  • Top with grenadine