Pink Venom
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Pink Venom
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The cocktail known as Pink Venom is a potent combination of contrasting spirits that create an intriguing mix of flavors. It blends the aniseed-pungent profile of absinthe with the earthy ... more The cocktail known as Pink Venom is a potent combination of contrasting spirits that create an intriguing mix of flavors. It blends the aniseed-pungent profile of absinthe with the earthy notes of tequila, while the cinnamon-spiced kick of Aftershock (Red) brings a fiery warmth to the palate. The addition of sambuca contributes a sweet, herbaceous layer, which is then balanced by the refreshing citrus of lemonade. Served in a lowball glass, this drink offers a vibrant pink hue that's visually captivating. The Pink Venom delivers a bold, complex taste experience that can awaken the senses, suitable for those who appreciate a drink with a significant flavor impact.
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Sambuca
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Lemon
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7.9% | 2.37 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Pink Venom

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the spirits to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Pour into a glass, top up with pink lemonade and stir
Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any of the liquors in Pink Venom for something less strong?

Yes, Pink Venom is quite strong due to its mix of absinthe, tequila, Aftershock, and sambuca. If you're looking for something milder, consider substituting one of the spirits with a similar-flavored liquor that has a lower alcohol content. For instance, you might replace absinthe with an anise-flavored liqueur that's less potent.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Pink Venom?

Pink Venom is best served cold in a lowball glass. You can enhance the presentation by chilling the glass in advance. Since the cocktail is meant to be shaken and not stirred, serving it over a cube of ice or with a mini ice sphere can keep it cold longer and slightly dilute the strong flavors for a smoother experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Pink Venom compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 7.9%, Pink Venom is relatively strong compared to many classic cocktails such as the Mojito or Margarita, which usually hover around 10-15% alcohol by volume. However, it’s less potent than straight shots or cocktails with a higher volume of distilled spirits. It's a fine balance for those who enjoy a noticeable kick without overwhelming strength.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is Pink Venom shaken and not stirred?

Pink Venom is shaken to ensure that the diverse and potent mix of ingredients - absinthe, tequila, Aftershock, sambuca, and lemonade - is thoroughly combined. Shaking also chills the cocktail quickly and introduces a slight dilution from the ice, which can soften the intense flavors and make the drink more palatable.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize Pink Venom to better suit my taste?

If Pink Venom's original recipe isn't exactly to your liking, consider adjusting the ratios of the spirits or substituting one for another. Adding more lemonade will make it more refreshing and less boozy. You could also experiment with adding fruit garnishes like a lemon twist or berries for a touch of sweetness. For a visually striking twist, use a flavored simple syrup to add color and sweetness.

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