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Drink of the Week: Skittles Martini

BY DI STAFF | MAY 14, 2015 5:00 AM

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Nothing goes better with a $3 sushi roll than a $3 martini. If you go into Formosa — the Pedestrian Mall’s resident sushi joint — on a Tuesday or Thursday, you can purchase any number of drinks for just a few bucks. The Skittles Martini may not be a masterpiece, but it’s a nice change if you’re money-conscious and getting tired of Long Island Iced Teas.

THE EXPERIENCE: The Skittles Martini isn’t quite as colorful as a bag of, well, Skittles, but it does have a nice presentation: a kind of orange pink layer at the top fading into a purplish blue near the stem. A mix of Skittles-flavored vodka, lemonade, and grenadine, this cocktail is meant for sweet tooths. I think it actually tastes best (and more like the real thing) when you mix everything together — even if the coloration is less pretty.

ADVICE: Formosa offers plenty of cute and colorful signature drinks to sip on its patio, from Wedding Cake to Key Lime to Fruity Pebbles. If you’d like to explore more candy-based cocktails, try the Cotton Candy, Pixie Stick, or Lemon Drop martinis. Don’t forget to try the crab Rangoon.

— by Emma McClatchey


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