Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wall-e and Eve Starstruck Love

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Guess what!  For the Wall-e and Eve Starstruck Love, you get two drinks for reading one post!  One to look like Wall-e, and one to replicate Eve!  You end up with a pairing that looks like and captures the spirit of these two very lovable characters.

First, let's start with Wall-e.
For Wall-e, you need:
  • 1 1/2 oz (1 shot) Captain Morgan or other spiced rum
  • 1/4 - 1/2 oz Goldschlager
  • 2/3 cup iced tea, sweetened or unsweetened is your choice.  I used unsweetened.
  • 2/3 cup lemonade
  • A pinch of cinnamon
You could use a shaker to combine all of this, but I just popped it all in my mason jar and shook it to mix it all up!  Both of these recipes are pretty simple and don't require a lot of work, but the two of them together really pack a punch visually.  I love this for Wall-e because of the metallic pieces of gold in the Goldschlager (not that 1/4 - 1/2 gets you that many in the drink, but in concept) and the cinnamon specks that make the drink look rusty and dirty, just like Wall-e on Earth.

If you look closely enough (or click on the picture to maximize) you can see the specks of cinnamon.

Next, let's make Eve!

As you can can see, this drink is fairly uncomplicated too.  You just need:
  • 1 1/2 oz (1 shot) Gin
  • Lime sparkling water
  • Mint leaves
Add the gin to a glass, and pour the water into the gin to mix.  Garnish with a mint leaf to look like the plant that Eve came to Earth to find!  Alternatively, you could put the gin and mint in a shaker to try and get some of the mint flavor into the drink, but then the mixture might not be as clear.  I also like having the lime water instead of just a lime because it sweetens the drink up a bit, but you could always make a tradition gin and tonic for this.  On the other hand, you could add some sweetener and make a traditional mojito if you'd prefer.  Play with it a bit!

I really recommend putting Eve in a wine glass so that it's a little higher off the ground, and Wall-e in a shorter glass (I chose a mason jar for it's very rustic look, especially with the lid) so that he is on the ground.

Like I said, easy drinks to make, but they visually pack a punch and really reflect the characters.

Check out my other Disney themed cocktails on the Disney at Home tab, or click on these links: I Just Can't Wait to Be Lion KingEnchanted Rose, and Olaf's In Summer

Next Disney cocktails, sometime soon, will be the 101 Dalmatians Spots and Colors of the Wind cocktail!

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