Thirsty? I could drink.

After my last Game Night Snackdown article I got down to thinking what my next one would be about. I’ve done sweet & I’ve done savory so what is next? What’s better than having some good snacks? A good cocktail.

Here are a few simple cocktail recipes guaranteed to keep those at the gaming table satisfied

1: Rowdy Root Beer Float: 1 bottle IBC Root Beer or Dad’s Root Beer, 2 scoops vanilla or vanilla bean ice cream, 1 shot vanilla flavored vodka or whipped cream flavored vodka

In a tall glass (float glass or a pint mug works best) put two scoops of ice cream. Pour in the vodka & then top the it all off with the root beer. This sweet cocktail makes a great treat while playing games.

Of course you can use any root beer you want. A&W or Mug works well, but I like the taste of root beer that comes from a glass bottle. If you don’t want to use root boor then you can can substitute by using an orange soda. This of course makes a great orange cream float.

2: A Very Berry Bang Lemonade: 2 strawberries sliced, 6 blueberries, 3 blackberries, 1 shot vodka, 1 oz. simple syrup, 5 oz. lemonade, & ice cubes.

In a tall glass add ice, berries, vodka, simple syrup, & lemonade. Stir with a long spoon or straw. As a suggestion you could garnish the glass with an orange or lemon slice. Drink & enjoy.

Now this is for just a single serving. If you would like to serve two people with it, then I suggest adding everything into a metal drink shaker.

You may be wondering why I didn’t give you a recipe for simple syrup. Lucky in today’s market you can go to the State or Liquor store & pick up a pre-made bottle of simple syrup. This makes things so much simpler & it is something you can keep in your home bar.

3: Bora Bora Blast: 2 frozen bananas sliced, 1 cup crushed pineapple in juice, 3 oz. coconut rum, 1 cup cream of coconut, & two cups ice.

Add to a blender the ice, bananas, pineapple in juice, rum, & cream of coconut. Blend until the mix is smooth & frothy. Pour mixture into four drink glasses. You could top with shredded coconut for garnish.

The cream of coconut can usually be found in the international foods aisle of your grocery store. Some liquor store may also have it in inventory.

All of these drinks can also be made as non-alcoholic beverages. Just don’t add the liquor to them. But what fun would that be?

Have fun with these, but please remember not to drink & drive. Enjoy & game on!

-Christopher Richter

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