Confession time: I am a 23 year old male who loves the Powerpuff Girls. I have loved that show since it first came out when I was a kid. I remember even acting out scenes and playing a make-believey type game with my friends (most of the boys were the Gangrene Gang or the Professor or other male characters, but once in a while one of us would have the courage to be Buttercup). As I got older I thought I wouldn't like it as much, but the magic of Gendy Tartakovksy cartoons is that they only get better as we mature. He hides adult themes in the shows he creates that are too subtle for children most of the time, but are clear and appreciable for adults without being over-the-top.
In honor of that great artist and just one of his many masterpieces, I present to you: Powerpuff Cocktails!
Step 1: "Sugar..."
- Martini glass
- Malibu (1.0 oz)
- Cake vodka (1.0 oz)
- Blue curacao (Just a splash!)
- Slice of Lemon
- Cocktail shaker
Mix your cake vodka, Malibu, and splash of blue curacao into the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into your martini glass and garnish with a slice of lemon.
Cutting Your Lemon
To make your presentation match the image, cut a thin slice of lemon in half and then place the blade of your knife between the knife and the pulp of the fruit, separating the fruit from the rind just barely. Do this up to the halfway point and then wedge your new lemon slice onto the lip of the cocktail glass.
Step 2: "Spice..."
- Jaegermeister (1.0 oz)
- Black Spiced Rum (2 oz)
- Ginger ale or ginger beer (top off remaining glass)
- Lime wedge
- Low ball glass/tumbler
Pour your Jaeger and rum into a low ball glass filled with ice, stir, then top off with ginger ale/ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Step 3: "...and Everything Nice..."
- White rum (1.5 oz)
- Peach Schnapps (0.5 oz)
- Pink Lemonade (top off remainder of glass)
- Orange slice
- Maraschino Cherry
- High ball glass
- Tooth pick
Pour your rum, pink lemonade, and peach schnapps into a high ball glass with ice and stir. Garnish with a pinwheel. Best enjoyed through a straw.
What is a pinwheel?!
It's that thing in the picture, silly! Just take your tooth pick, one maraschino cherry, and an orange slice and follow along!
- Wrap your orange slice around the maraschino cherry as far as you can.
- Place your tooth pick through your orange wrapped cherry so that it looks like the picture! Simple, no?
There are many variations on the pinwheel. This is just the one I was taught.
Step 4: Chemical X!
- Black cherry juice (3.5 oz)
- Gin (1.0 oz)
- Blackberry Brandy (0.5 oz)
- Tonic water (2.5 oz)
- Cherry pop rocks
- Conical flask (250 ml)
Prepping your Flask
-Wet the lip of your flask thoroughly with tap water.
-Pour your pop rocks onto a small plate
-Rub your wet flask into the pop rocks until the rim is evenly coated.
First line the rim of your flask with pop rocks, then pour in all of your liquid ingredients. Give it a good stir, drink, and save Townsville!
I know that tonic water glows under black light, but I'm not sure what it would look like with all of these ingredients mixed in. If anyone has the means to take a picture of Chemical X under black light, please post in the comments!