Gourmet Gaming and Drunken Moogle Make Gaming Edible

This looks delicious, but if someone tells me this is a lie and expects me to laugh I will bludgeon them with the cake pan.

Both of these blogs are likely to be contenders in your top “how the hell did I not know this existed!” list. If you’ve ever wondered what a ration from Metal Gear Solid tastes like, Gourmet Gaming has recipes inspired by the iconic edibles of the gaming world including the cake from Portal and the “meat” from Golden Axe. Some of the recipes seem a little phoned in like golden brown pizza from Dead Rising, which is literally just a pizza. That said, it does look like an amazing recipe for a pizza. Either way, if you fancy yourself a cook and love gaming, be sure to check the blog for updates every Wednesday.

If you’re more interested in getting your drink on, The Drunken Moogle is the next tab you should be opening in your browser. The site serves as your go to source for gaming-themed drinking games, cocktails, and all manner of alcohol related merchandise like shot glasses and mugs. The real standouts for me are the Pokemon cocktails that evolve from shots to full on drinks. Here’s the recipe for the Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard shotsn (copied from the site):

1 splash of grenadine
1 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
.5 oz Bacardi 151

1 spash of grenadine,
1 splash of scotch
1 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
Fill with ginger ale

2 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
2 splashes of grenadine
2 splash of scotch
1.5 ounces Bacardi 151
Fill with ginger ale 

For the Charmander shot, pour a slash of grenadine into the bottom of a shot glass. Add the Fireball, then top with the Bacardi 151. Light it on fire, then extinguish before drinking.  
For the Charmeleon cocktail, mix all the alcoholic ingredients and then pour over ice in a lowball glass. Top with ginger ale.   
For the Charizard drink, Mix all of the alcoholic ingredients, pour into a highball glass and top with ginger ale.  If you plan on lighting the Charizard on fire, add the Bacardi 151 last, after the ginger ale, on top of everything else.  As always, be careful with flames and don’t try to drink flaming cocktails while still on fire! Fire burns people and stuff and faces.

Fire does indeed burn people, stuff, and faces. I know I’m going to be giving these a try. Websites like this are the best kind of examples of gaming culture growing up.