Mah Jongg
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Mah Jongg
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The Mah Jongg cocktail is a potent blend that unites the sweet, bitter orange flavors of Cointreau with the complex botanicals of gin and the smooth, subtle essence of white ... more The Mah Jongg cocktail is a potent blend that unites the sweet, bitter orange flavors of Cointreau with the complex botanicals of gin and the smooth, subtle essence of white rum. Served in a cocktail glass, this concoction provides a robust and spirited taste experience that is likely to appeal to those who favor strong, spirit-forward cocktails. Its name, evocative of the ancient Chinese tile-based game, suggests an element of tradition and sophistication, potentially resonating with a sense of adventure and cultural appreciation. The combination of these three distinct spirits creates a unique flavor profile that is both bold and nuanced, making the Mah Jongg a distinctive choice for a refined cocktail experience.
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40% | 7.2 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Mah Jongg

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Mix one part Cointreau, four parts gin and one part white rum in a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Mah Jongg cocktail to blend its flavors?

To properly shake the Mah Jongg cocktail, first, fill a shaker with ice. Then add 30ml of Cointreau, 30ml of white rum, and 120ml of gin into the shaker. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This ensures that the ingredients are well chilled and mixed, creating a harmonious blend of the spirits.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Mah Jongg to enhance its flavor?

The Mah Jongg is best served in a chilled cocktail glass to keep it cold and maximize its flavor profile. Before pouring, you can chill the glass by placing it in the freezer for a few minutes or by filling it with ice water and letting it sit while you prepare the cocktail. Serve immediately after straining the mixture into the glass to enjoy its full flavor.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

The Mah Jongg cocktail has an alcohol content of 40%, which places it on the higher side compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a classic Martini has an alcohol content around 32% while a Mojito is closer to 10%. This makes the Mah Jongg a stronger option, suitable for those who prefer a cocktail with a bit more potency.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Mah Jongg if I don’t have them on hand?

Yes, you can make substitutions in the Mah Jongg cocktail, though it might slightly alter the flavor. If you don't have Cointreau, you can use another orange-flavored liqueur like Triple Sec. For white rum, a light agricole rum could offer a more grassy flavor, while a different dry gin could subtly change the botanical profile of the drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways I can customize the Mah Jongg to suit my taste?

To customize the Mah Jongg, consider adjusting the ratios of the ingredients based on your preference for sweetness or strength. Adding a dash of lime or lemon juice can introduce a refreshing acidity. For a less alcoholic version, reduce the gin volume and compensate with a splash of soda water or tonic. Garnishing with an orange twist or a cherry can also add to the presentation and flavor.

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