Look, I'm all for video games. I'm definitely all for drinking. I can appreciate the synergistic value of combining your passions. But when I saw the Triforce shot on Geekologie this morning, it occurred to me that a shot that consists of equal parts dark rum, 99 Bananas, and Goldschlager would be better named as “Ganon's Wrath” or “Liquid Regret.”
I'm not going to try and tell people how to live their lives, but you shouldn't have to try and sneak the alcohol into your body with silly names and gallons of high-fructose corn syrup. Also, when you're at a bar, and you order a drink with more than two ingredients, you're gumming up the works for people who know how to drink. That's not strictly related to this story, but good advice, regardless.
Video-game publishers are just as guilty as self-made mixologists of this behavior, and it's not uncommon to find gross syrupy mixed drinks with “clever” names at video-game launch events. My favorite, and another reason why I love Harmonix so goddamn much, was a drink called the “Alex Rigopulos” that was offered at the last Rock Band bar night in San Francisco. Its contents? Maker's Mark, neat. Now that's a drink.