Pac Man inspired cocktail for all the 80s and 90s kids reminiscing about saturday night at the arcade!
It’s been over 40 years now. Fourty years since the world was introduced to arguably one of the most iconic arcade games and characters of all time. That’s right, you guessed it, Pac Man. Pac Man made its debut back in the 80s and was an instant success. Not just in Japan where it was created, but throughout many parts of the world! So much so in fact, Ms. Pac Man was released shortly after and also became a huge success in the arcade and video game world.
In fact, there has even been some talk around a full length Pac Man movie. While not much is known, I can assure you, I will be keeping my ears and eyes open for that one!
The concept behind the game is actually quite simple. Pac Man must munch all the Pac Dots around the maze before being eaten by one of the 4 ghosts in the game. There are some additional small rules around things like pixilated fruit, but overall that is the basic premise! Pretty straight forward and honestly, that’s my kind of game!
Today we have a Pac Man arcade machine and just hearing the iconic theme music start up makes me want to grab the joystick and give it a shot.
Create this Pac Man inspired cocktail for your next party and not only wow your guests, but bring them back to the days of going to the arcade, quarters on the machine to mark your place in line and good old Pac Man!
Ingredients and Barware for 2 Cocktails
Cherry (optional for granish)
Low Ball Glasses
About the Ingredients
Malibu Rum is a Caribean rum with a sweet coconut flavoring; often giving a tropical flavor and mixes well with pineapple
Vodka is a distilled alcoholic drink that is clear in color which allows it to take on the yellow of our mix ins to create the Pac Man appearance.
Ameretto is an almond-like, Italian flavored liquor with a hint of cherry flavors, perfect for a Pac Man inspired drink chasing that cherry.
Pineapple Juice adds a hint of tropical flavors and provides the base for our yellow main character
Although Orange Juice has fallen in popularity as a cocktail mixer, in part due to its strong flavor, it fits this tropical drink perfectly and its orange color goes along with our pineapple juice to create the perfect Pac Man color.
How to Make
1.In a cocktail shaker, add ice 1.5 oz Malibu Rum, 1.5 oz Vodka, 1.5 oz Ameretto, 3 oz Pineapple Juice and 2 oz Orange Juice. Shake vigeroulsy until well mixed and chilled
2.Pour over ice into low ball glasses
3.Add Orage Wheel to rim of the glass
4.Add Cherry on top of ice inside the glass oppostie side of the orange wheel
For this Pac Man inspired garnish, slice the end off a whole orange. Then cut a slice of orange. Lay the orange slice flat on your cutting board. Carfully cut a wedge out of the orange wheel to be Pac Man’s open mouth. Then, on the bottom of the orange wheel, cut a very small slit to allow the orange wheel to sit on the rim of the glass. If you cut the slit too big, the mouth piece will fall out.
Which video game was your go to game for Friday night gaming growing up?