Death Game
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Death Game
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Death Game is a bold and intense cocktail that combines a unique blend of liquor and spices to create a truly memorable drinking experience. This cocktail is not for the ... more Death Game is a bold and intense cocktail that combines a unique blend of liquor and spices to create a truly memorable drinking experience. This cocktail is not for the faint of heart, as its name suggests. It consists of a strong base of 15ml each of vodka, gin, and tequila, giving it a potent kick. But what sets this drink apart is the unexpected addition of a pinch of pepper and a dash of Tabasco sauce, which adds a fiery heat to the mix. The combination of these ingredients creates a complex and layered flavour profile that is sure to awaken the senses. Whether it's enjoyed as a bold shot or a daring sip, Death Game is a cocktail that will keep you on your toes.
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Base ingredient
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Vodka
Alcohol content
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40% | 1.8 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Death Game

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir
Then pour into a shot glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Death Game compare to other cocktails?

The Death Game cocktail has an alcohol content of 40%, which is relatively high compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a standard Margarita or Mojito typically ranges from 10% to 15% alcohol by volume (ABV). The high alcohol content in Death Game comes from its composition of solely spirits without any mixers to dilute the potency.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What's the significance of stirring as the preparation technique for Death Game?

Stirring is the chosen preparation technique for the Death Game cocktail primarily to achieve a smooth texture and consistent blending of flavors. As the cocktail consists of clear spirits and a small amount of Tabasco sauce, stirring helps to integrate the heat from the pepper and Tabasco evenly throughout. This method avoids the dilution and aeration that shaking would introduce, preserving the cocktail's potent, straightforward character.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific reason a shot glass is recommended for serving the Death Game?

Yes, the Death Game is served in a shot glass due to its high alcohol content and the intense flavors of the ingredients like vodka, gin, tequila, and Tabasco. Serving it in a shot glass encourages consumption in a single sip, which is typical for strong or potent concoctions intended to be enjoyed quickly rather than sipped over time. This presentation underscores the cocktail's bold personality and its role often as a daring choice or party challenge.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can the types of spirits (vodka, gin, tequila) in Death Game be substituted for variations, like flavored spirits?

Substituting the spirits in Death Game with flavored variants can add an interesting twist to the cocktail, but it's essential to consider how the added flavors will interact with the pepper and Tabasco sauce. Flavored vodkas or gins might introduce a complementary or contrasting taste profile, depending on the chosen flavor. However, it's critical to maintain a balance so that no single flavor overwhelms the others, keeping in mind the original character of the cocktail is robust and fiery.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What types of occasions are best suited for serving the Death Game cocktail?

The Death Game cocktail, with its high alcohol content and intense flavor profile, is best suited for lively and adventurous settings. It's an excellent choice for parties, especially themed events or celebrations where guests are looking to try something bold and daring. The cocktail's name and composition make it a conversation starter and a challenge among friends, fitting more casual occasions rather than formal gatherings.

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