Gotta Drink 'Em All! Cocktails Based On The Starters From Pokemon Red/Blue

#007: Squirtle

Once again, we start with muddled mint, but this time, we're using it not to impart herbal flavors to this modified vodka martini. We're enhancing the natural refreshing qualities of vodka and vermouth, so use less leaves in this drink. Once you have muddled a small amount of mint into a paste, add 1.5oz vodka to an iced cocktail shaker, along with 1/3oz each (about half of the smaller portion of your jigger-pony combo, give or take) of sweet and dry vermouth. Stir, and pour into your glass. 

Like the Pokemon in question, this drink is bubbly and playful, with some strong flavors masking the sweetness that sits at its core. Make one and join the squad.

TL;DR VERSION

Muddle mint leaves in a glass with fine sugar. Add 1.5oz vodka, 1/3oz sweet vermouth, and 1/3oz dry vermouth to an iced cocktail shaker and stir. Strain into the glass and enjoy.

Published May. 19th 2016
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