Saturday, October 31, 2015

#037 Vulpix

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 oz. Amber Rum
1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz. Amaretto
1 oz. Orange Juice
1/2 oz. Strawberry Liqueur

Shake and strain all ingredients except the strawberry liqueur in a tin with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Lightly drizzle strawberry liqueur over the drink. Stir one or two rotations with a sip stick. Garnish with a strawberry. 

This drink took a bit of inspiration for an old favorite of mine, the Alabama Slammer. I opted to use a bit of rum as a base for Vulpix as the color versatility of the spirit helped with this evolutionary line. the peach, amaretto, and orange juice came straight from the inspiration. When I learned about the drink I was taught that I should basically see sloe gin as a strawberry liqueur. Since then, I have learned the difference between the two (though with cheaper brands there isn't much difference), but I still believe that strawberry pairs better with orange juice. The Sloe Comfortable Screw was always a little light so I'd often strengthen it up to the Alabama Slammer. This is a slightly condensed version of that, in that it's no longer a tall drink; it's on the rocks. The flavor is very full, and the alcohol is just prevalent enough. Enjoy. 

"At the time of its birth, Vulpix has one white tail. The tail separates into six if this Pokémon receives plenty of love from its Trainer. The six tails become magnificently curled."

<-- Clefable

Recommended Brands: Bulleit Rye, fresh juice, quality maple syrup, Dekuyper

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