Gotta Drink 'Em All! Cocktails for #019 Rattata through #028 Sandslash

#023 Ekans

Not anyone can be an Ekans trainer. You don't just need a mean streak to successfully tame an Ekans, you need a bit of evil in you. All this is to say-- this drink isn't for everyone.

But those of you that can withstand the Ekans's poison will be rewarded with complex and aromatic flavors that are at the same time sharp and smooth, worthy of not just the Pokemon, but of Team Rocket's own James. The key to this gin-washed drink is to use a relatively sweet red table wine that will cut the astringency of some added lemon juice. Oh, and when you're washing the glass with gin, remember, less is more. Only use as much gin as you need to to coat the walls of the glass.


Rinse a coupe or martini glass with gin. Add a splash of lemon juice, then fill with any sweet red table wine. Stir and enjoy.

Published Jun. 2nd 2016

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