Gotta Drink 'Em All! Cocktails for #029 Nidoran through #038 Ninetales

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#038 Vulpix

For those of you who grew up with Pokemon Blue and didn't take Charmander as your starter, Vulpix was likely the first fire Pokemon you welcomed to your party. The original fire fox, Vulpix is known for its iconic tail, and also for generally just being a li'l cutie pattootie.

To honor Vulpix's sweetness while still giving the drink some heat, we're going to make a cinnamon simple syrup. Simply heat a cup each of water and sugar until the mixture boils, then throw in two cinnamon sticks. Simmer until the mixture reduces by around a third, and then cool. The syrup should have a decently thick consistency. Move it to a mason jar, keeping the sticks inside, and reserve for later use. We're going to use this to make a cinnamon whiskey drink that blows any Fireball cocktail out of the water. Simply rim your glass with chili powder, then stir together a shot of whiskey and a pony of the simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass and enjoy.

TL;DR VERSION

Prepare a glass filled with ice and rimmed with chili powder. Add 1.5oz whiskey and .75oz cinnamon simple syrup to a cocktail shaker full of ice. Stir and strain into the glass.

Published Jun. 9th 2016
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