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the hunger games cocktail

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After obsessing for months and months over the books, photos, and movie trailers online, the Everyday Food staff is exiting en masse to see The Hunger Games movie tonight. In honor of District 12 tribute Katniss Everdeen, we’ve created this Capital-worthy concoction: The Girl on Fire. Happy Hunger Games!

The Girl on Fire

1.5 ounces white rum
3 ounces mango juice
1 to 2 teaspoon grenadine
orange zest strip and maraschino cherry, for garnish

Fill a highball glass with ice. Add white rum and mango juice, then add grenadine, allowing it to sink to the bottom of glass. Do not stir; garnish with orange zest and cherry.

Of course, with this drink in hand, there's only one way to toast: May the odds be ever in your favor!

- Khalil Hymore


Comments (9)

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    SO pretty!!

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    Love it!! Thanks, team Martha! May the odds be ever in your favor. :)

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    I'm sure this is delicious, but glorifying the actual Hunger Games is incredibly offensive. I'm sure the Capitol citizens would have loved sipping on these as they watched nearly two dozen children mercilessly slaughter each other in the name of entertainment.

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    If I were to make this for my underage daughters, who are also fans of the book, what would you recommend as a good substitute for the rum? Ginger ale? Thanks!

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    I love how the garnish looks like golden bird in flight! Did you try that?

  • avatar Author Comment:

    Hi Leslie. Ginger ale or sparkling apple juice would make great subs for the rum!

  • avatar Author Comment:

    Hi Katie, You're right, it does look like a bird! We also think it resembles a bow, Katniss's weapon of choice.

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    And it's sunset orange- Peeta's favorite color!

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    J. needs to drink about 5 Girl on Fire cocktails, take a step back and relax. It's only a drink. It's only a book. It's only a movie. Nobody's glorifying anything.

    Except the alcohol. Alcohallelujah!

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