Team Mystic, led by captain Blanche, relies on logic, research and analysis. So we used our brains to come up with the perfect cocktail: Inspired by Articuno—the legendary ice bird and Team Mystic’s mascot—we made a blue, mezcal-spiked slushy in a frosted glass. It’s icy cool and level headed, with blue curaçao and a squirt of lime to balance out the smoky bite of the mezcal, and it's garnished with an orange twist shaped like a wing, a nod to the legendary bird. While the alleged discovery of Articuno in Pokémon GO may or may not be legitimate, you won’t have to surf and strength your way through the Seafoam Islands to get your hand on the Mystic Blue.
2 oz Mezcal (Maxwell suggests Ilegal Mezcal Joven)
.75 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Blue Curaçao
1 Cup Crushed ice
Orange Peel (for garnish)
- Carefully cut a wide swath of zest from an orange and fashion into a wing by cutting slits into the peel.
- In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until fully incorporated.
- Pour the slushy cocktail into a coupe glass and garnish with the orange peel wing.