The Original Shrek
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The Original Shrek
Cocktail recipe

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The Original Shrek cocktail is a vibrant and fruity concoction typically served in a pint glass, offering a bold mix of flavors and colors that resonates well with its namesake, ... more The Original Shrek cocktail is a vibrant and fruity concoction typically served in a pint glass, offering a bold mix of flavors and colors that resonates well with its namesake, the popular animated character. This drink combines the sweet, nectar-like taste of peach schnapps with the citrusy zing of WKD Blue, a brightly colored alcopop, and the robust presence of vodka, creating a beverage that's both refreshing and potent. The result is an eye-catching and playful drink with a diverse flavor profile designed to appeal to those looking for something unconventional and spirited.
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Peach Schnapps
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11.14% | 4.4 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a The Original Shrek

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a bottle of WKD Blue, a bottle of orange Reef, two shots of peach schnapps and two shots of Smirnoff Blue vodka to a pint glass
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in The Original Shrek compare to a standard cocktail?

The alcohol content of The Original Shrek is 11.14%, which is moderately high. Standard cocktails typically range from 10% to 15% alcohol by volume (ABV), placing The Original Shrek within the common range but on the lower end of stronger cocktails.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the best way to serve The Original Shrek to enhance its flavors?

The Original Shrek should be served cold in a pint glass, as suggested. For an enhanced experience, make sure the ingredients, especially the WKD blue and peach schnapps, are chilled before mixing. Serving it over ice can also help maintain its cool temperature, ensuring a refreshing taste.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for WKD blue in The Original Shrek if I can't find it?

If WKD blue is unavailable, you can substitute it with another blue-colored, fruit-flavored alcoholic beverage. A blue Curacao mixed with a clear soda (e.g., Sprite or 7up) can approximate both the color and the slightly fruity flavor profile. Adjust the ratio to your taste.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust The Original Shrek cocktail to make it sweeter or less sweet?

To make The Original Shrek sweeter, consider adding a splash of simple syrup or grenadine. If you prefer it less sweet, increase the ratio of vodka slightly, or add a few dashes of lemon or lime juice to cut through the sweetness with a bit of acidity.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasions is The Original Shrek cocktail most suitable for?

Given its unique color and flavorful profile, The Original Shrek cocktail is perfect for themed parties or casual gatherings, especially those that might enjoy a playful and visually striking drink. Its vibrant look and taste make it a great conversation starter for summer barbecues or movie nights.

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