The stars of Muteki Mario

My first stop in Tokyo this year — right after a much-needed bite to eat at CoCo Ichiban Curry — was the famous Muteki Mario, the latest hot retrogaming-themed bar in Shinjuku. I managed to catch the star lineup: three videogame-themed drinks that more or less justify to place’s gaming gimmick.

From left: the Enemy Koopa (mint and tequila, basically mouthwash); the Mario (grapefruit juice and either rum or gin — hard to tell as the tartness fruit dominated everything); and the Cute Peach (some kind of milky drink with peach liqueur). I wasn’t that impressed with any of them, honestly, and ultimately settled on a gin and tonic.

But hey, nerdy drinks!