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Venom
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Rating

4.7 / 5
The cocktail named Venom is a potent concoction that combines the sharpness of vodka with the smoothness of whiskey, balanced with the sweetness of orange juice and the unique taste ... more The cocktail named Venom is a potent concoction that combines the sharpness of vodka with the smoothness of whiskey, balanced with the sweetness of orange juice and the unique taste of WKD Blue, an alcopop with a fruity flavor profile. Typically served in a pint glass, this vibrant drink creates a colorful blend of ingredients that offers a striking visual appeal alongside a refreshing, albeit strong, sip. The Venom cocktail has a distinctive taste due to the mix of spirits and citrus, which results in a beverage that's both bold and lively, ideal for those looking to enjoy a drink with a bit of a kick.
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7% | 3.5 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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275ml 9.3oz 27.5cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Venom packs a punch with its bold combination of vodka, whiskey, and the unexpected twist of WKD Blue, topped with a splash of orange juice. This vibrant concoction is both striking in appearance and taste, ideal for those who prefer their cocktails with a robust and lively edge.

Method
How to make a Venom

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the Southern Comfort and the vodka to a pint glass with ice
Pour in a bottle of WKD Blue then stir
Top up with orange juice and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute WKD Blue in the Venom cocktail with another ingredient?

Yes, if WKD Blue is not available, you can substitute it with another blue-colored, fruit-flavored alcoholic beverage to maintain the signature color and flavor profile of the Venom cocktail. A blue curaçao mixed with a clear lemonade or soda can work as a substitute to achieve a similar taste and appearance.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Venom cocktail?

The Venom cocktail is best served cold in a pint glass over ice. Ensure all the ingredients are chilled before mixing. Stir gently to combine the vodka, whiskey, and WKD blue without shaking, then top up with squeezed orange juice. Garnish with a slice of orange or a twist of orange peel to enhance its appearance and add a fresh citrus aroma.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Venom cocktail?

The Venom cocktail, with its vibrant color and unique combination of flavors, is perfect for lively occasions such as Halloween parties, themed events, or summer gatherings. Its striking appearance and refreshing taste make it a hit among guests looking for something different and adventurous.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Venom cocktail compare to standard drinks?

The Venom cocktail has an alcohol content of 7%, which is slightly higher than a standard beer (~5%), but lower than a glass of wine (~12%) or a single serving of distilled spirits (~40%). It's a moderately strong drink, making it suitable for occasions where you desire a balanced alcoholic beverage that's neither too light nor too strong.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Venom cocktail to make it more personal?

To customize the Venom cocktail, consider adding a splash of lemon-lime soda for extra fizz, or muddle in some fresh berries for added sweetness and a pop of color. You can also experiment with different types of whiskey or flavored vodkas to create a personalized taste profile. Garnishing with exotic fruits or edible flowers can make the drink visually more appealing and tailored to your taste or the theme of your event.

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