Super Mario Cocktail from Glasgow Foodelicious
March 10th is Mario Day (MAR10, got it?) And as a big fan of the happy hero from Nintendo I had to celebrate with a special cocktail 😁
This date is the perfect occasion to remember the iconic and popular video game character who brought so much fun into our lives. I grew up watching all the classic Nintendo games in the late 80s and 90s, and I was particularly interested in Mario Kart and Mario Party games.
To mark the occasion, this year I decided to make a cocktail with the iconic piranha plant that comes out of the warp pipe.
This idea came from other warp pipe cocktails I’d seen online, but I added a specially decorated piranha plant with strawberries and white chocolate!
The warp pipe cocktails I saw were made with Midori, which is a green melon liqueur, but I’m not a fan of the stuff so I went for crème de menthe instead – just as green (or more) and a lot more better in taste unless you don’t like mint!
I wanted to use gin for this, but it turned out I didn’t have one in my closet 😐 so I used vodka instead and it worked really well! If you want to do this with gin I would say it’s a good idea, it really depends on your preferences.
See below for ingredients and method. These cocktails are very easy to make and the taste is super refreshing!
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Super Mario Piranha Plant Cocktail
1.5 ounces (or 1 standard jigger) vodka 1.5 ounces (or 1 standard jigger) crème de menthe (I used bols) 1/2 lemon, juicedTonic water to fill tall glassesFor piranha vegetable garnish: strawberries, white chocolate and straws
Put the vodka, crème de menthe and the juice of half a lemon in a cocktail shaker or glass and stir with ice. For the sugar rim, moisten the rim of the glass with a lemon wedge and dip in granulated sugar. Pour ice into glasses, pour in vodka mix and add tonic water to fill the glass or to taste.
Garnish with decorated strawberries, full Mario mode with piranha plants!
Strawberry and piranha plant garnish
To make the piranha plants, melt some white chocolate and cut the top of the strawberry into a ‘V’ shape to form the “mouth”, then use a spoon to put melted white chocolate around the edge and add They add points around the body. Pierce gently with a straw (I used stroodles which are eco-friendly pasta straws)