Gotta Drink 'Em All: Evolving Pokémon Cocktails

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The sophisticated Pokémon trainer demands a beverage that will meet the needs of his or her discerning palate. The Pokémon cocktails developed by the author(s) of the Drunken Moogle blog do just that, with a series that include three separate drinks inspired by each of the evolutionary stages of various pocket monsters. Each series begins with a shot, moves on to a midsize drink served in a tumbler, and then a highball-sized cocktail. It’s notable that each drink builds on the previous, so the Charmeleon contains the ingredients from the Charizard, and so on.

The Charmander series looks particularly interesting, partly because it uses the truly excellent Fireball cinnamon whiskey, but also because you can light them on fire. See that weird blue haze above the shot glass? That’s what Bacardi 151 looks when in flames.

Read on below to get the recipes for this and other intriguing Pokémon cocktails, but remember: Pokémon masters always drink responsibly.


1 splash of grenadine

1 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

.5 oz Bacardi 151


1 spash of grenadine,

1 splash of scotch

1 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

Fill with ginger ale


2 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

2 splashes of grenadine

2 splash of scotch

1.5 ounces Bacardi 151

Fill with ginger ale

Directions: For the Charmander shot, pour a slash of grenadine into the bottom of a shot glass. Add the Fireball, then top with the Bacardi 151. Light it on fire, then extinguish before drinking.

For the Charmeleon cocktail, mix all the alcoholic ingredients and then pour over ice in a lowball glass. Top with ginger ale.

For the Charizard drink, Mix all of the alcoholic ingredients, pour into a highball glass and top with ginger ale. If you plan on lighting the Charizard on fire, add the Bacardi 151 last, after the ginger ale, on top of everything else. As always, be careful with flames and don’t try to drink flaming cocktails while still on fire!



1/2 shot lime vodka

1/4 shot lime juice

1/4 shot melon liqueur


1 shot lime vodka

1 shot lime juice

1 shot melon liqueur

1 shot sprite


1 Bulbasaur

1 Ivysaur

1 shot lime vodka

1 shot lime juice

1 shot sprite

Directions: For the Bulbasaur shot, simply mix all three ingredients into a shot glass. For the Ivysaur cocktail, shake all alcoholic ingredients, pour over ice in a rocks glass, then add Sprite to fill. Add a stem of mint as a garnish. Finally, to evolve to the Venusaur cocktail, shake a Bulbasaur shot together with the alcoholic ingredients of an Ivysaur cocktail, along with an additional shot of lime vodka and lime juice, then pour into a highball glass and fill with Sprite. Again, add a few leaves of mint as a garnish.



1/3 shot spiced rum

1/3 shot coconut rum

1/3 shot blue curacao



1/2 shot spiced rum

1/2 shot coconut rum

1/2 shot blue curacao

Fill with Mountain Dew Voltage



1 Squirtle

1 Wartortle

1 shot light rum

Fill with Mountain Dew Voltage

Directions: For the Squirtle shot, simply pour all three ingredients into a shot glass. For the Wartortle cocktail, shake the alcoholic ingredients, pour over crushed ice in a lowball glass, then fill with Mountain Dew Voltage. For the Blastoise cocktail, pour one Squirtle and one Wartortle into a highball glass over ice, add the light rum, then fill with the Mountain Dew.

(The Drunken Moogle via Geekologie)

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