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Poke
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The "Poke" is a simplistic yet tantalizing cocktail that combines the sweet and dark caramel notes of cola with the rich, fruity depth of port wine, creating a delightful beverage ... more The "Poke" is a simplistic yet tantalizing cocktail that combines the sweet and dark caramel notes of cola with the rich, fruity depth of port wine, creating a delightful beverage that's especially appealing for those who appreciate a softer, more mellow drinking experience. Typically served in a tall highball glass to accommodate its mixed proportions, the Poke cocktail offers an easy drinking experience with a sophisticated edge, given its incorporation of port, a wine often sipped on its own as a dessert drink or an aperitif. The result is a refreshing, effervescent cocktail with a balanced sweetness perfect for a casual get-together or a relaxed evening.
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Port
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6% | 1.08 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Poke

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a highball glass half way with ice
Pour in one part port and top up with two parts coke
Stir and serve
~ The quality of the port will have a big impact on the quality and flavour of the drink. ~

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Poke cocktail to ensure it's well mixed without diluting it too much?

To properly stir the Poke cocktail, fill your highball glass halfway with ice, add the port and cola, and then gently stir for about 10 to 15 seconds. This method ensures the ingredients are well chilled and mixed without overly diluting the drink, maintaining its intended flavor and alcohol content.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Poke cocktail to enhance its taste?

The Poke cocktail is best served in a highball glass over ice. Ensuring the glass and the cola are well chilled prior to serving will enhance its refreshing qualities. Additionally, serving it with a straw can help mix the drink slightly as you enjoy it, integrating the port and cola flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Poke cocktail?

For the Poke cocktail, simple garnishes work best to complement its flavors without overpowering them. A lemon or lime wheel can add a refreshing citrus note, while a sprig of mint provides a fragrant aroma. These garnishes can be placed directly in the drink or on the rim of the glass for visual appeal.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the cola in the Poke cocktail with another mixer if I want a different flavor profile?

Yes, you can substitute the cola in the Poke cocktail with a different mixer to explore various flavor profiles. Ginger ale, tonic water, or even root beer could offer interesting variations. Each mixer will bring its unique taste and may slightly alter the drink's sweet to bitter balance, so you might want to adjust the proportions accordingly.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Poke cocktail compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 6%, the Poke cocktail is relatively low in alcohol compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a classic Margarita usually has an alcohol content around 20%, and a Manhattan can be as high as 30% alcohol by volume (ABV). The Poke's lower alcohol content makes it a milder choice, suitable for occasions when you prefer a less potent drink.

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