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GateCrashers: Happy Hour Presents Starter Pokemon Cocktails

Come grab a drink with RJ as GateCrashers: Happy Hour presents Starter Pokemon Cocktails, inspired by the featured starters from Pokemon Red, Blue, & Yellow.

~ I wanna be the very best / Like no one ever was / To catch them is my real test / To train them is my cause ~ Pokemon Theme (Gotta Catch Em’ All)

It was 1998 and the Pokemon phenomena was slowly building up into a frenzy. As a 10 year old boy, I was gifted a a Pokemon Blue GameBoy Game Cartridge as a back-to-school gift from my grandmother. My introduction to this immersive new world began with a simple choice from Professor Oak: Pick your starter Pokemon, the companion that we be with you to the very end of the game. Each one had its own advantages/disadvantages, so my brain was wracked with fear over choosing the wrong one. Eventually I settled one and made my way onto a new adventure. In honor of this beloved franchise, join me as I make cocktails to representing the creatures that became our interactive family.

INGREDIENTS

Watermelon Vodka

Cinnamon Liqueur

Lemon Vodka

Blue-Rasberry Liqueur

Watermelon Seltzer

Apple Cider Seltzer

Lime Seltzer

Cherry Seltzer

Organic Food Dyes

Ice

MATERIALS

Twelve Oz Cocktail Glass (Pokemon coverings optional)

Spoon

Measured Shot Glass

BULBASAUR

  1. Pour Ice into a glass, filling halfway.
  2. Pour 2 shots (60mls / 2oz) of Watermelon Vodka into glass.
  3. Pour 1 cup (8 oz) of Watermelon seltzer into glass.
  4. Stir.
  5. Enjoy!

CHARMANDER

  1. Pour ice into a glass, filling halfway.
  2. Pour 2 shots (60mls / 2oz) of Cinnamon liqueur into glass.
  3. Pour 1 cup (8 oz) of Apple Cider seltzer into glass.
  4. Stir.
  5. Enjoy!

PIKACHU

  1. Pour ice into a glass, filling halfway.
  2. Pour 2 shots (60mls / 2oz) of Lemon Vodka into glass.
  3. Pour 1 cup (8 oz) of Lime seltzer into glass.
  4. Stir.
  5. Enjoy!

SQUIRTLE

  1. Pour Ice into a glass, filling halfway.
  2. Pour 2 shots (60mls / 2oz) of Blue-Rasberry Liqueur into glass.
  3. Pour 1 cup (8 oz) of Cherry seltzer into glass.
  4. Stir.
  5. Enjoy!

By RJ Durante

Writer - @ArghRJ

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