Hopkinator
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Hopkinator
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.51 / 5
This is the best drink I have ever had. A way to mix it up for die hard Jäger fans. Created in 1985 by Dean and Janette of Vancouver, in ... more This is the best drink I have ever had. A way to mix it up for die hard Jäger fans. Created in 1985 by Dean and Janette of Vancouver, in celebration of the birth of their son. Many people believe that their child was actually Christ reborn. But believe it or not, this drink is unreal, and I’ll drink to that!
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Jagermeister
Alcohol content
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15.56% | 2.1 units *

Method
How to make a Hopkinator

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Serve on rocks in a highball glass
Start with the Jägermeister, then add the Sprite and the juices
Top up with grenadine and serve

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

·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes Jagermeister a key ingredient in the Hopkinator cocktail?

Jagermeister is a crucial component in the Hopkinator due to its unique blend of 56 herbs, fruits, roots, and spices. This complex flavor profile adds depth and an herbal touch to the cocktail, contrasting pleasantly with the sweetness of the orange and cranberry juices, and the tartness of the lemon-lime soda. Its strong flavor is also capable of standing out, even when mixed with other ingredients.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Hopkinator to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve the Hopkinator is cold in a highball glass. First, fill the glass with ice to chill it. Then, pour in the Jagermeister, orange juice, cranberry juice, lemon-lime soda, and a dash of grenadine over the ice. Stirring the mix gently will help to combine the flavors without diluting the drink too much. Serve immediately to enjoy its vibrant taste and color.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I modify the Hopkinator cocktail to suit my taste preferences?

To customize the Hopkinator, consider adjusting the ratios of the juices or soda for a sweeter or more tart profile. You can substitute the lemon-lime soda with a different soda for a new twist, or add more grenadine for additional sweetness. For a stronger herbal note, increase the Jagermeister amount. If you prefer less alcohol, reduce the Jagermeister and compensate with more juice or soda.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Hopkinator compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 15.56%, the Hopkinator has a moderately high alcohol content, falling in the middle range when compared to classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 13%-15%, while a Manhattan can go up to 30% or more. This places the Hopkinator in a comfortable middle ground, making it neither too light nor excessively potent.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish would complement the Hopkinator and how should it be added?

For the Hopkinator, a slice of orange or a lime wheel makes an excellent garnish, adding a fresh citrus aroma that complements the drink's fruity and herbal components. A maraschino cherry can also add a splash of color and a hint of sweetness. To garnish, simply place the slice of orange or lime on the rim of the glass or drop a cherry into the bottom before pouring the drink.

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