Friday, April 24, 2015

#002 Ivysaur

This is a part of an ongoing project I'm working on to make a Pokemon cocktails for each and every Pokemon. I'm starting with just generation one and we'll see how the response is. 151 drinks is a tall order, but people have done crazier things. If I succeed I will most likely publish an eBook or possibly hard copy collections of each drink. Give them a try and let me know what you think. 

1 1/2 oz. Applejack
3/4 oz. Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz. Midori
1/2 oz. Honey Syrup
1/4 oz. Blue Curacao
1/4 oz. Lime Juice

Add all the ingredients to a mixing tin with ice. Shake until well chilled. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a few mint leaves and possibly a fresh cherry.

This cocktail was based very loosely off of a sidecar. Instead of cognac I decided to use an apple brandy, feel free to try it with a calvados or even a pear brandy. I felt that straight lemon juice wasn't quite playful enough so I substituted lime and supplemented it with pineapple. For color, I used Midori and a bit of blue curacao which also compliment the other fruit flavors without being too overwhelming. Balance is everything in a sour and it took a lot of tinkering in order to ensure that the drink wasn't too sweet or sour. 

"The seed Pokemon, Ivysaur, Bulbasaur's evolved form. The bulb on its back absorbs nourishment and blooms into a large flower."

<-- Bulbasaur

Recommended Brands: Laird's, Midori, Bols, fresh lime juice

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