Emerald Balrog
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Emerald Balrog
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.76 / 5
Invented in New Zealand, drank in Kavos! 2006/7. This one ain't for the faint hearted. ~ Craig Johnstone (also creator of the Balrog) Invented in New Zealand, drank in Kavos! 2006/7. This one ain't for the faint hearted. ~ Craig Johnstone (also creator of the Balrog)
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Base ingredient
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Vodka
Alcohol content
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43.33% | 1.3 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Emerald Balrog

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a shot glass with equal measures of all three ingredients and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What are the key flavor profiles of the ingredients in an Emerald Balrog?

The Emerald Balrog cocktail combines the flavors of vodka, absinthe, and tequila. Vodka is neutral with a clean taste, absinthe brings a potent, herbal, and slightly bitter profile often with anise flavors, and tequila adds a smooth, sweet, and slightly earthy agave taste. Together, they create a unique, bold, and complex flavor experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of an Emerald Balrog compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 43.33%, the Emerald Balrog is significantly stronger than many popular cocktails, which commonly have an alcohol volume around 20-30%. It's intended for sipping as a shot, making it more potent compared to cocktails like Margaritas or Pina Coladas.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended way to serve an Emerald Balrog?

The Emerald Balrog is best served in a shot glass, ideally cold. It is neither shaken nor stirred, suggesting that the ingredients should be layered or simply poured directly into the glass. It's designed for quick consumption in a single shot, making it a perfect party drink.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What types of occasions are best suited for serving the Emerald Balrog?

Given its high alcohol content and shot glass presentation, the Emerald Balrog is best suited for lively, adult-only parties, celebrations, or as a bold choice for starting a night out. It's especially fitting for themed events or gatherings looking to add an adventurous drink option.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Are there any recommended substitutions for the ingredients in an Emerald Balrog for those who might not have all of them?

For an Emerald Balrog, substitutions should maintain the drink's strong and distinctive character. If absinthe is unavailable, an anise-flavored spirit like Pernod can be a suitable substitute to retain the herbal notes. For vodka and tequila, it's best to stick to the originals for authenticity; however, in a pinch, any high-quality, clear spirit can be used as a substitute for vodka, and mezcal can replace tequila to add a smoky flavor.

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