If, much like our government, you’ve instituted a spending freeze in your budget to cope with the times, you’ll be pleased to learn about Elephant & Castle’s weekly drink special. Every Wednesday night starting at 8, the 19th Street, Northwest, location of the British-inspired pub chain offers a happy-hour menu with 11 takes on a martini—each for only $5. While the cocktails aren’t particularly inventive, their price should be enough of a wow factor to lure many. Below, see a demonstration of one the more popular martini spinoffs on the menu, the Castle-tini, and make sure to get the recipe after the jump.
2 teaspoons sugar 3 orange slices Splash of Sprite 1¼ ounces Smirnoff blueberry vodka ½ ounce Smirnoff white-grape vodka ¼ ounce Triple Sec Orange twist for garnish
Chill a martini glass with ice. Pour the sugar, orange slices, and Sprite into a mixing glass. Muddle the mix well, then add ice. Add the two types of vodka and the Triple Sec. Shake the mix and then strain into the chilled martini glass. Finish with an orange twist.