The Stormborn
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The Stormborn
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.93 / 5
Inspired by the White Walkers and the Mother of Dragons from the Game of Thrones. ~Adam Walsh Inspired by the White Walkers and the Mother of Dragons from the Game of Thrones. ~Adam Walsh
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Apricot Brandy
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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26.67% | 2.4 units *

Wine glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Stormborn cocktail captures a dramatic flair with an intriguing mix of apricot brandy and sloe gin, softened by a splash of lemon juice and soda. Ideal for fans of Game of Thrones, its unique combination brings a bold yet balanced taste, perfect for those who favor a touch of fantasy in their glass.

Method
How to make a The Stormborn

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake well with ice
Pour into the glass, before garnishing to the best of your ability with an orange peel dragon and serving

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

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake The Stormborn cocktail to achieve its cold temperature without diluting its flavors?

To properly shake The Stormborn cocktail, start by adding all the ingredients, except the soda water, into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This allows the drink to cool and mix well while minimizing dilution. Strain the mixture into a wine glass and top it off with a dash of soda water. The key is to shake it enough to chill it thoroughly but not too long to avoid excessive dilution.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes sloe gin a unique ingredient in The Stormborn cocktail?

Sloe gin is a red liqueur made with gin and sloe (blackthorn) berries, which are small, dark fruit related to the plum. This ingredient contributes a distinctive tart, fruity flavor and a rich, red color to The Stormborn cocktail. Its unique taste complements the apricot brandy and lemon juice, adding depth and complexity to the drink's profile. Unlike regular gin, sloe gin has a sweeter profile, making it a standout component in cocktails.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal garnish for The Stormborn cocktail?

The ideal garnish for The Stormborn cocktail is a thin lemon wheel or a twist. This not only adds a visually appealing touch but also enhances the citrus aroma, complementing the lemon juice in the drink. You can float the lemon wheel on top or place the twist on the rim of the wine glass for an elegant presentation.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does The Stormborn's alcohol content compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The Stormborn has an alcohol content of approximately 26.67%, which is relatively higher than many standard cocktails, typically ranging from 15% to 25% alcohol by volume. This makes it a moderately strong option, likely due to the equal parts of sloe gin and apricot brandy, both of which are potent spirits. Drinkers should enjoy it moderately, especially those who prefer lighter cocktails.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can The Stormborn cocktail be made sweeter or more sour depending on personal preference, and if so, how?

Yes, The Stormborn cocktail can easily be adjusted to taste by altering the lemon juice and soda water ratios. To make it sweeter, you can reduce the amount of lemon juice and add a bit more apricot brandy or even a splash of simple syrup. To make it more sour, increase the lemon juice slightly and reduce the apricot brandy. Adjusting the soda water can also help in fine-tuning the drink's sweetness or sourness without significantly altering its alcohol content.

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