Hadoken
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Hadoken
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.98 / 5
The Hadoken cocktail is a vibrant and energetic mix that is served in a highball glass, referencing the explosive energy of its namesake from the world-famous Street Fighter video game ... more The Hadoken cocktail is a vibrant and energetic mix that is served in a highball glass, referencing the explosive energy of its namesake from the world-famous Street Fighter video game series. It combines the invigorating buzz of an energy drink with the spicy sweetness of Aftershock (Black), a cinnamon-flavored liqueur, and the cool, minty notes of crème de menthe. This cocktail presents a diverse palette of flavors — from herbal mint to warm spice — that come together in a vividly colorful and dynamic beverage ideal for those looking to add a punch to their night.
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Aftershock (Black)
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3.95% | 1.13 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
240ml 8.12oz 24cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Hadoken is a dynamic blend that captures the essence of its video game namesake with an energetic mix of energy drink, peppery Aftershock, and cool crème de menthe. It’s a cocktail that buzzes with vitality, making it a perfect pick-me-up for those looking to fuel their night with a burst of flavor and energy.

Method
How to make a Hadoken

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour a shot of black Aftershock into a glass of crushed ice
Add half a shot of crème de menthe and fill the rest of the glass with Red Bull before serving
~ You can add two shots of Aftershock depending on your preferred strength. ~


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of energy drink in a Hadoken cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the energy drink used in a Hadoken cocktail with any of your preferred energy drinks. The original recipe calls for a generic energy drink, making it flexible to adjust based on your taste preference or what you have available.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Hadoken cocktail?

The Hadoken cocktail should be served cold in a highball glass. Since it's not shaken or stirred, you can pour the ingredients directly over ice in the glass, ensuring it's refreshing and cold. This maintains the fizz and energy from the energy drink, making it perfect for immediate enjoyment.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Hadoken cocktail?

Given its unique combination of energy drink and alcohol, the Hadoken cocktail is best suited for lively parties or gatherings where guests appreciate a boost of energy. Its vibrant and powerful flavors make it a great choice for late-night events or as a pick-me-up at casual get-togethers.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Hadoken cocktail compare to that of other mixed drinks?

With an alcohol content of 3.95%, the Hadoken cocktail has a relatively low alcohol percentage compared to many classic cocktails. It's designed for those who prefer a lighter alcoholic beverage with an energetic kick, making it less intense than cocktails with a higher proof liquor base.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize a Hadoken cocktail to suit my taste?

To customize a Hadoken cocktail, consider adjusting the proportions of the ingredients to match your taste preference. You can also experiment with different flavors of energy drinks or Aftershock (Black), or add a splash of juice for a fruity twist. If you prefer a mintier taste, increase the amount of Creme De Menthe. The flexible nature of the Hadoken allows for plenty of personalization.

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