Devil's Handshake
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Devil's Handshake
Cocktail recipe

Rating

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The Devil's Handshake is a bold and zesty cocktail that combines the earthy tones of Tequila Añejo with a tangy and sweet concoction of lime and pineapple juices, balanced by ... more The Devil's Handshake is a bold and zesty cocktail that combines the earthy tones of Tequila Añejo with a tangy and sweet concoction of lime and pineapple juices, balanced by the warm bite of ginger purée and smoothed over with sugar syrup. This tropical-inspired drink, often served in a highball glass, invites a symphony of flavors that suggest a devilishly good time with every sip. The addition of egg contributes a creamy texture, making the Devil's Handshake a complex and layered cocktail that is as intriguing as its name implies. This mixture results in a cocktail that has a striking balance between sweet, sour, and spice, catering to those with a taste for a little bit of devilry in their glass.
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Base ingredient
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Tequila Añejo
Garnish
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Lime
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15.25% | 1.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
Teaspoon Teaspoon Teaspoon
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
1 egg white 1 egg white 1 egg white

Method
How to make a Devil's Handshake

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
To make the ginger purée, simply add the required ginger into a food processor until puréed sufficiently
Then add to a cocktail shaker and all other ingredients without ice and shake for a few seconds
Add ice and re-shake for 10-15 seconds
Strain into a highball glass with ice
Garnish with a lime wedge and serve
~ For this recipe only use the egg white, do not use the yolk. ~

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the Tequila Añejo in the Devil's Handshake with another type of tequila?

Yes, you can substitute Tequila Añejo with another type of tequila, like a blanco or reposado, if you prefer a lighter flavor. However, Tequila Añejo adds a distinct aged flavor that complements the sweetness of the pineapple juice and the spiciness of the ginger, so your cocktail will have a slightly different flavor profile.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why do we use egg white in the Devil's Handshake, and is there a specific technique to incorporate it?

Egg white is used in the Devil's Handshake to create a frothy texture and smooth mouthfeel. The technique to incorporate it is called 'dry shaking,' where you first shake the egg white with the other ingredients without ice to emulsify it, then add ice and shake again to chill the drink. This results in a silky foam on top of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What kind of garnish works best with a cocktail like the Devil's Handshake?

For the Devil's Handshake, a garnish that complements its spicy and tropical flavors would be ideal. A slice of lime, a piece of pineapple, or even a sprig of mint can add visual appeal and a subtle aromatic enhancement to the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Devil's Handshake compare to other common cocktails?

The Devil's Handshake has an alcohol content of 15.25%, which places it in the mid-range compared to other cocktails. It's stronger than light cocktails like a Mimosa (around 10%) but less potent than heavy-hitters like a Martini or Manhattan (around 30-40%). This makes it a good choice for those who prefer a moderately strong drink.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Devil's Handshake suitable for vegetarians or individuals with specific dietary restrictions?

The Devil's Handshake is suitable for vegetarians, but not for vegans due to the use of egg white. For those with dietary restrictions, especially allergies to eggs, it's recommended to either omit the egg white or use a vegan egg white substitute to maintain the cocktail's texture without compromising dietary needs.

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