The Gag
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The Gag
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Rating

3.92 / 5
The Gag is a tropical and spirited cocktail that melds the smooth strength of vodka with the bold flavors of tequila, softened by the sweetness of pineapple juice. This trifecta ... more The Gag is a tropical and spirited cocktail that melds the smooth strength of vodka with the bold flavors of tequila, softened by the sweetness of pineapple juice. This trifecta of ingredients creates a refreshingly fruity drink with a complex flavor profile that is often enjoyed in a cocktail glass. Despite its playful name, The Gag offers a straightforward taste experience that highlights the versatility of pineapple juice in complementing different spirits, appealing to those who appreciate a cold, fruity, and potent beverage. Its name might provoke curiosity and amusement, inviting adventurous drinkers to try this unique concoction.
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20% | 2.4 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Gag blends vodka, tequila, and pineapple juice to create a vibrant, tropical cocktail that's both spirited and soothing. The pineapple juice mellows the strong spirits, resulting in a fruity, refreshing drink that masks the potency and delights the palate.

Method
How to make a The Gag

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add two parts pineapple juice, one part tequila and one part vodka to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and stain into a cocktail glass over ice before serving

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake 'The Gag' cocktail to ensure a smooth blend of flavors?

To ensure a smooth blend of flavors in 'The Gag' cocktail, start by filling a shaker with ice. Add 30ml of vodka, 30ml of tequila, and 60ml of pineapple juice into the shaker. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 10 to 15 seconds. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass to serve. The vigorous shaking not only chills the drink but also aerates it, providing a pleasant texture.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to present 'The Gag' to enhance its visual appeal?

To enhance the visual appeal of 'The Gag', serve it in a well-chilled cocktail glass. Consider garnishing with a thin slice of pineapple on the rim or a small wedge of lime for a splash of color. Additionally, a cocktail umbrella or a twist of lime peel could add an extra touch of sophistication and visual interest.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another juice for pineapple juice in 'The Gag'?

Yes, you can substitute another juice for pineapple juice in 'The Gag' to suit your taste or to experiment with flavors. Mango juice or orange juice could be good alternatives, offering a similar tropical vibe. Keep in mind that substituting the juice may alter the final taste and appearance of the cocktail, so adjust according to your preference.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of 'The Gag' compare to a standard cocktail?

'The Gag' has an alcohol content of 20%, which is slightly higher than many standard cocktails that usually range between 10% and 15% alcohol by volume (ABV). It's stronger because it mixes two spirits, vodka and tequila, but the total volume of the drink and the addition of pineapple juice moderate its intensity.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some creative ways to customize 'The Gag' cocktail?

To customize 'The Gag' cocktail, consider experimenting with flavored vodkas or tequilas to add a new dimension to the drink. Infusing the vodka with fruits like strawberries or raspberries or using a jalapeno-tequila could offer a unique twist. Additionally, adding a splash of coconut cream can create a creamier texture and introduce a tropical flavor complexity. You might also try rimming the glass with salt or sugar for an extra flavor note.

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