Whether you plan on gaming for five, ten, or even twenty-four hours one thing is for certain, you’re going to need a stocked fridge to keep you going. Your gaming console is crucial to get the games started, but your drink of choice is going to be the thing that fuels your energy. Without a solid drink, you may find yourself falling asleep at the wheel. But don’t worry, we compiled the most popular drinks among gamers to give you the ultimate guide next time you head to the store.
1. Red Bull
This should come as no surprise to you gamers. Red Bull is the golden goose of energy drinks and can be found at almost every store you find yourself in. What makes Red Bull such a great choice is what I like to call the caffeine to taste ratio. Getting the most bang for your buck and tasting delicious are two things that you should keep in mind when buying energy drinks and Red Bull has you covered. With a great taste and enough caffeine to give you wings this energy drink is a staple amongst gamers.
You’re probably asking yourself “what the heck in Epuri?”, but what you may not know is that this energy drink has been around for quite some time selling overseas in Europe. Today, Epuri is making a name for themselves not only in the United States, but they’re shaking up the gaming world. This delicious energy drink is being sought out as the perfect energy supplement because it’s drinkers aren’t feeling the crash they so often get from other energy drinks on the market. Their use of natural sugars, seductive flavors (Pure, Cranberry, and Cola), attention to carbonation, and just the right amount of caffeine won’t only give you the energy that you need to pull an all-nighter, but the taste will keep you coming back for more.
This may come as a surprise as this beverage has absolutely zero caffeine in it, but you should always have a glass of water next to you during your gaming sessions. Keeping yourself hydrated is a great way to keep your natural energy levels up. If your body isn’t running at 100% there is no way your gaming is going to keep up. And don’t feel limited to regular old water. There are plenty of flavored and sparkling water options to add a tasty spin to your beverage.
Before you let your mind head into the gutter let me stop you right there. This drink, which has a silly name, is actually a great choice to keep you on the quest for glory in your game. What makes Bawls so great is that it is created from the guarana berry which adds an interesting flavor to the drink. With five unique flavors including, cherry, ginger, orange, root beer, and original, there is no way you will get bored of this drink as you game the night away. And best yet you can order Bawls right online and get it delivered right to your doorstep!
Coffee, aka the king and queen of caffeinated beverages, is one of the go-to choices for gamers. With so many different styles and beans to choose from we wouldn’t have enough time to game if we discussed them all! The best part of coffee is that this beverage can literally be found around every nook and cranny around the globe making it impossible to not get your hands on a delicious cup of Joe. To stop yourself from getting the post-coffee jitters I recommend having something to snack on while you sip the coffee and game out. If you’re feeling risky, make yourself some espresso shots and make a coffee drinking game based on the video game you’re currently playing.
6. Mountain Dew
Last but not least we have arguably the biggest stereotypical drink when it comes to gaming, and there’s a reason behind that. Not only is Mountain Dew a caffeinated beverage bursting with flavor, but Mountain Dew also partners with a bunch of different games to create a game-specific drink series. For example, in the past Mountain Dew has partnered with Call of Duty and World of Warcraft to create unique one-off beverages to match the games. One of my favorite things about Mountain Dew is how much caffeine in jampacked into every bottle. When compared to Red Bull, Mountain dew has 91 mg of caffeine per 8.4 oz opposed to Red Bull’s 80 mg of caffeine. So next time you find yourself wandering the soft drink aisle at your local grocery store, make sure to grab yourself a 12 pack of Mountain Dew. If you’re looking for flavor recommendations, I’d go with Baja Blast.
There you have it, you’re now ready to save the world, build a castle, or explore the wild west. The worst thing you can do is let your friends down because you have to go to sleep. For all you gamers 21 and over, you can get even more creative with these drinks listed above and make yourself some game inspired cocktails. If you find yourself addicted to Red Dead Redemption 2 like I am. I recommend pouring yourself a nice vodka and Epuri to tackle the wild west!