Joffrey's Poison
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Joffrey's Poison
Cocktail recipe

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3.65 / 5
Joffrey's Poison is a cocktail designed to intrigue with its complex blend of flavors, likely inspired by a theme of medieval or fantasy intrigue, nodding to its namesake. It combines ... more Joffrey's Poison is a cocktail designed to intrigue with its complex blend of flavors, likely inspired by a theme of medieval or fantasy intrigue, nodding to its namesake. It combines the crisp, clear taste of vodka with the tartness of lemon juice and the deep, fruity notes of blackberries. The inclusion of port adds a rich, fortified wine flavor that contrasts with the spicy warmth of cloves and the zing of ginger syrup. Chestnut liqueur brings in a unique nutty sweetness, and the mixture gains a smooth texture from a hint of egg. Served in an Irish coffee glass, this cocktail presents a deep, multifaceted taste experience, visually complemented by the garnish of a mint leaf.
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Mint
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19% | 2.19 units *

Method
How to make a Joffrey's Poison

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the blackberries and cloves in a cocktail shaker
Next add the rest of the ingredients with ice before shaking hard
Strain into an Irish coffee glass, garnish with a mint leaf and serve

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

·  Muddle  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the ingredients for Joffrey's Poison cocktail?

To properly shake Joffrey's Poison cocktail, first, chill your Irish glass in the freezer. Combine vodka, lemon juice, blackberries, port, egg white, chestnut liqueur, cloves, and ginger syrup in a shaker. Add a handful of ice and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This ensures a well-mixed drink with a frothy top from the egg white. Strain the mixture into your chilled glass.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use frozen blackberries instead of fresh ones for Joffrey's Poison?

Yes, you can use frozen blackberries instead of fresh ones for Joffrey's Poison. Frozen blackberries can sometimes be more convenient and ensure the cocktail remains chilled. Just ensure they're thawed before use to not dilute the cocktail too much. Also, consider muddling them slightly to release their juices and flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What would be an appropriate garnish for Joffrey's Poison?

An appropriate garnish for Joffrey's Poison would be a few fresh blackberries and a lemon twist. You might also consider a small sprig of mint for color contrast and a hint of freshness. The dark hue of blackberries complements the vibrant colors of the drink, while the lemon twist adds a zesty aroma.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Joffrey's Poison compare to a standard cocktail?

Joffrey's Poison has an alcohol content of 19%, which is slightly higher than the average for most standard cocktails, which typically range from 10% to 15% alcohol by volume. This makes Joffrey's Poison a moderately strong drink, suitable for sipping and enjoying slowly.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal serving temperature for Joffrey's Poison, and why?

The ideal serving temperature for Joffrey's Poison is chilled, around 0-4°C (32-39°F). Serving it cold enhances the crispness and refreshment factor of the drink, especially important for cocktails containing egg white and syrups, as it keeps the drink smooth and frothy. Chilling also tightens the flavors, making the spicy and fruity notes more pronounced and enjoyable.

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