The Drunken Moogle is a blog that self-describes itself as such:
The Drunken Moogle is a blog devoted to what might be the two best things this side of Hyrule: geekiness and booze. Though the generation of geeks who grew up with Mario, Sonic, and Final Fantasy gains new interests, some hobbies never change. We at TDM are dedicated to bringing the evolving nerd the perfect pairing between geek and drinking culture.
What's not to love about that premise? Combining drinking with nerdiness? What could be more awesome that? NOTHING is the answer you're looking for.
The blog organizes different drinks based on different video game series, and they all look pretty cool. Check these out.
(Photos and recipes from thedrunkenmoogle.com)
This drink comes inspired by the Fallout series. Specifically, it inspired by the Fat Man, a rocket launcher-type weapon that fires a Mini-Nuke, decimating the enemies foolish enough to be caught by the blast.
Instead of waiting patiently for the Fallout 4 release this November, you can slug back a few of these guys and before you know it, it'll be time to play!
¾ shot Spiced Rum
¼ shot Cinnamon Whiskey
1 shot Vanilla Vodka
6 shots Dr. Pepper
Pour the Dr. Pepper in a highball glass and mix in the shot of vanilla vodka. Pour the spiced rum and cinnamon whiskey into a shot glass. Make sure bystanders are out of blast radius and deploy the fat man (er, drop the shot into the highball glass).
This drink is inspired by the Portal series, most specifically Portal 2. The game asks you think outside the box, using portal to jump across vast spaces, solve physics puzzles, and secure yourself a piece of delicious, delicious cake (please? It's real, right?). Though after a few of these cocktails, you'll be seeing double - and not because it's just you through a portal.
For the blue version, get a small tumbler and pour in 10ml of Blue Curacao, 10ml of vodka and top up with lemonade.
For orange you’ll need another tumbler, this time filled with 10ml of Cointreau, 10ml of rum and Orangina.
If you fancy, you can jazz the glasses up with coloured sugar rims. Simply pour some sugar into a sandwich bag with the relevant food colouring, shake them up, pour the resulting mix into a dish and dip your tumbler in.
This drink draws inspiration from Batman: Arkham City. More specifically, it draws from Harley Quinn, the Joker's bombshell sidekick. This drink will have you seeing stars after one, or two, or six... or maybe it's because of Harley's hammer?
2 oz Chambord
2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz Vodka
Chill martini glass. In a shaker add ice, Chambord, St. Germain and Vodka. Shake. Strain into martini glass. Top with Champagne and a add a cherry.
This crimson cocktail comes inspired by the Castlevania series. You'll feel particularly vampiric as you sip on this sinful sanguine sweetness.
1.25 oz Gin
1 splash Chambord
1 oz Lemon juice
1 oz Grenadine
Muddle the raspberries and add all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. The bits of raspberry seeds and fruit are the Bloody Tears.
This little collection of colorful shots comes (clearly) inspired by Pokemon, and the various different Eevee evolutions in the games, accounting for all but the newest one, Sylveon. Poor Sylveon. It might seem daunting at first glance, but you gotta catch 'em all, right? Right?
Eevee: ¼ simple syrup, 1 oz Bourbon whiskey, dash Angostura bitters, dash Orange bitters
Vaporeon: ¾ oz Blue Curacao, ¾ oz Vodka
Jolteon: ¾ oz Limoncello, ¾ citrus Vodka, ¼ tsp sugar to dissolve
Flareon: 1 oz Fire Water (Hot Cinnamon Schnapps), ½ oz Bacardi 151, 1 pinch cinnamon
Espeon: 1 oz Hpnotiq, ½ oz Gin, 1/8 oz Grenadine
Umbreon: 1 oz. Kraken Black Spiced Rum, ½ oz Coconut rum
Leafeon: 1 oz. Midori, ½ oz. Light rum, 1/3 oz. Gin
Glaceon: ¾ oz Irish cream, ¾ oz Ice 101 peppermint schnapps
All of but two of the shots (Flareon and Glaceon) can be made simply by mixing the ingredients in a shot glass.
For Flareon, layer the Bacardi 151 on top and light on fire. Sprinkle the pinch of cinnamon over the fire for a cool effect.
For Glaceon, layer the Ice 101 peppermint schnapps on top of the Irish cream.