Psycho-stag
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Psycho-stag
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The Psycho-stag cocktail is a unique blend of bold and assertive flavors that come together to create a memorable drinking experience. At its heart is the anise-flavored absinthe, known for ... more The Psycho-stag cocktail is a unique blend of bold and assertive flavors that come together to create a memorable drinking experience. At its heart is the anise-flavored absinthe, known for its potent herbal characters, paired with the complex, spiced sweetness of Jagermeister. This intense combination is balanced by the tropical sharpness of passion fruit juice and the tanginess of sour mix, culminating in a symphonic taste sensation. The addition of orange liqueur contributes a citrusy sweetness, bringing an additional layer of flavor. Typically served in a highball glass, this cocktail is often garnished with a stag's head, paying homage to the Jagermeister's iconic deer logo and hinting at the wild spirit embodied in the drink's name. The Psycho-stag is a beverage that caters to those who prefer their drinks with a bold edge and a touch of eccentricity.
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Absinthe
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11.41% | 2.15 units *

Method
How to make a Psycho-stag

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir
Strain into an highball glass, garnish with a stag’s head and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Psycho-stag cocktail to ensure the best flavor?

To stir the Psycho-stag cocktail effectively, fill your mixing glass with ice, then add Absinthe, Jagermeister, Passion fruit Juice, Sour Mix, and Blue Curaçao. Use a long-handled bar spoon to stir the mixture gently but thoroughly for about 30 seconds. This method ensures that the cocktail is well-chilled and the ingredients are properly mixed without diluting the drink too much.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Psycho-stag cocktail to enhance its presentation?

The Psycho-stag cocktail should be served in a highball glass to enhance its visual appeal. For an added touch, consider chilling the glass beforehand to keep the cocktail cold longer. Garnishing with a slice of passion fruit or a twist of orange peel on the rim of the glass can also add to the presentation, complementing the drink's vibrant color and flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

If I don't have Blue Curaçao, what can I use as a substitute in the Psycho-stag cocktail?

If Blue Curaçao is unavailable, you can substitute it with another orange-flavored liqueur like Triple Sec or Cointreau. To maintain the colorful presentation of the Psycho-stag, add a drop or two of blue food coloring to the substitute liqueur. This will mimic the original appearance without significantly altering the taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Psycho-stag cocktail compare to a standard drink?

The Psycho-stag cocktail has an alcohol content of 11.41%, and its total volume is 188ml. A standard drink in the U.S. typically contains about 14 grams of pure alcohol, which is roughly equivalent to a 12 oz. beer at 5% alcohol by volume or a 1.5 oz. shot of 40% ABV spirit. Given its specific volume and alcohol content, the Psycho-stag is similar to just over one standard drink, making it a relatively strong cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What types of occasions are best suited for serving the Psycho-stag cocktail?

Due to its unique combination of flavors and vibrant color, the Psycho-stag cocktail is perfect for themed parties or special events, such as Halloween gatherings, bachelor parties, or any occasion where an adventurous and visually striking drink might add to the festive atmosphere. Its distinctive taste and appearance make it a memorable choice for celebrations seeking a bit of excitement.

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