Thursday, May 14, 2015

#113 Chansey

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. Gin
1/4 oz. Campari
1/4 oz. Pomegranate Juice
3/4 oz. Grapefruit Juice
1 oz. Simple syrup
Ice Sphere

Add all the ingredients to a mixing tin. Shake well with ice. Double strain into a stemless wine glass with an ice sphere. Garnish with an expressed mint leaf or two for aromatics. 

This cocktail was a fun little blend of a Negroni and some form of sour. I tried to combine a number of medically helpful ingredients. Chansey was after all Nurse Joy's aide in the earlier seasons of Pokemon before Audino. The obvious temptation was to use egg, and I tinkered with variants of the Clover Club, a Philadelphia classic, but I just didn't like the way that they looked. The white foam was nice, but I love the idea of a nice round wine glass and a cool ice sphere jutting out to symbolize the egg. The idea honestly crossed my mind to use a hard boiled egg as a garnish as this does work as a fantastic breakfast cocktail. 

"Chansey, the Egg Pokémon, and the evolved form of Happiny. Chansey is a kind Pokémon who shares its egg with those who are sick or injured."

Tangela -->
<-- Rhydon

Recommended Brands: Beefeater 24, and fresh juices or at least ones not from concentrate

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