Shrek
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Shrek
Cocktail recipe

Rating

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The cocktail named Shrek is a playful and visually vibrant drink that seems to capture the essence of its namesake character through its color and presentation. It's essentially a highball ... more The cocktail named Shrek is a playful and visually vibrant drink that seems to capture the essence of its namesake character through its color and presentation. It's essentially a highball drink that combines the crisp, clear bite of vodka with the fruity, sweet notes of WKD blue, often appreciated by those who enjoy vibrant and colorful drinks with a whimsical twist. The addition of a sugar-rimmed glass not only adds a touch of sweetness to each sip but also enhances the presentation with a green-tinted edge, reminiscent of Shrek's iconic skin tone. Garnished with a slice of lime, the cocktail offers a simple yet enjoyable combination of flavors suitable for casual sipping. Served in a highball glass, it presents a fun, casual drinking experience, and its relatively low alcohol content makes it a light option suitable for various social occasions.
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Lime
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4% | 1.1 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Shrek

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Wet the rim of the glass with some WKD Blue and some Orange Reef and dab on some sugar
This will give a green-coloured rim
Pour in the Reef and WKD
Add a shot of vodka and stir
Add a lime slice as a garnish
Put in two straws, one straight and the other bent over, and serve
~ You can add as many shots of vodka as you would like. ~

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

·  Rim  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Shrek cocktail to ensure the ingredients are well-mixed?

To properly stir the Shrek cocktail, start by adding ice to your highball glass to chill it. Next, pour in the desired amount of vodka, followed by the 275ml of WKD blue. Add a pinch of sugar, then use a long spoon to gently stir the mixture until it’s well combined and the sugar has dissolved. Ensure not to stir too vigorously to maintain the drink's integrity and prevent too much dilution from the ice.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute WKD blue with another ingredient if I can’t find it?

Yes, if you're unable to find WKD blue, you can substitute it with any blue-colored fruit-flavored carbonated beverage, such as blue raspberry soda or a blue curaçao mixed with a clear soda to mimic both the color and the sweet fruity flavor. Keep in mind that the alcohol content may vary if you use a non-alcoholic substitute.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Shrek cocktail to enhance its flavor?

The Shrek cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. After stirring the mixture well in the glass filled with ice, you could garnish the rim with a slice of lime or a sprig of mint for a touch of freshness. Serve immediately to enjoy its flavors at their peak.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Shrek cocktail compare to that of a standard beer?

The Shrek cocktail has an alcohol content of about 4%, which is similar to many standard light beers. Most regular beers have an alcohol by volume (ABV) ranging from 4% to 6%, making the Shrek cocktail's strength comparable to the lighter end of the beer spectrum.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some creative ways to customize the Shrek cocktail for a themed party?

For a themed party, consider customizing the Shrek cocktail by adding green garnishes such as cucumber slices or green apple wedges to play off the Shrek theme. You could also experiment with layering the drink by slowly pouring the vodka over the back of a spoon to create a layer on top of the WKD blue for a visually striking effect. Adding edible glitter or green food coloring can also enhance the theme and make the drink more festive.

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