E-liquid and Cocktail Pairings
There are people who make their living pairing things together. Wine and cheese. Ties and socks. Coffee and Doughnuts. Pizza and beer. Since we’ve now entered the 21st century, we need to add cocktails and E-liquid to that list of famous pairings. So which cocktails pair best with your favorite E-liquid? Let’s explore and find out!
We’ll start with the classic martini. Martinis really showcase simplicity at its best since they’re made of just gin or vodka and vermouth. Personally, when I think of martinis, I think of cigars, and wouldn’t you know it? There’s an E-juice for that! Cordoba is the perfect pairing for a classic martini—something I’m sure that James Bond would agree is best shaken, not stirred.
If, however, you want to go with more of a dessert experience, then you can’t go wrong with Devlin. It’s neither too sweet nor too dry—just the right balance for your dirty martini.
Everyone remembers their first margarita, right? O.K., probably not. But everyone should remember the first time they pair a margarita with the perfect E-juice. The margarita, at its core, is a simple drink made of just tequila, Cointreau and lime juice—and that demands a simple E-juice. I think Limelight would be a great pairing with a margarita. It won’t overwhelm your margarita’s flavor but add to the overall experience. Go grab that sombrero and bust out the chips and salsa!
Maybe you’ve never had a Manhattan, but I bet your grandfather has! When it comes to Manhattans, bourbon is king. You need a bourbon or rye with some muscle to complement the bitters and sweet red vermouth! Maybe even something that’ll put a little hair on your chest. So, what kind of E-liquid can compete with that? I think only Captain Jack will do!
Don’t you just love a French 75? What’s that, you ask? You don’t know what a French 75 is? And you call yourself a cocktail geek. A French 75 combines champagne, gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. This sparkling cocktail is the cornerstone of any good cocktail party. It’s a bit sweet, but I think you can absolutely pair it with a sweet E-juice and not cheapen the experience. I’m going to have to give a nod to eVo Pure Pomegranate here, because this E-juice has a smooth and sweet finish that would pair with champagne perfectly.
If you’ve not invited a Sazerac into your life, then you don’t know what you’re missing. The Sazerac is a New Orleans classic, and I would dare say that if I had to pick one cocktail to have for the rest of my life, this would be it. A mix of whiskey or cognac, bitters, absinthe and a sugar cube – it’s got a supernatural quality to it. I’m sure you might be able to hazard a guess at where I’m going with this pairing, because if you’re going to New Orleans then you have to invite a little Voodoo in your life. The fruity undertones pair impeccably with the Sazerac. Do yourself a favor and try it.
This is a great drink for the summer; there should actually be city ordinances that require you to have this drink when the temperature goes above 80 degrees. Planter’s punch is made of lemon juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, rum, grenadine, sugar syrup and bitters. So, break out your tiny umbrellas and twisty straws, throw in some Malibu and you’ve got yourself the perfect back porch pairing.
Of course, if you wanted to go for something a little more straightforward to pair with this complicated concoction, you can simplify with Freedom Juice—because nothing says freedom like a nice cocktail as you watch the sunset.
If this drink were a rapper from the hard streets of Detroit who makes it big based on raw talent, then it’d have its own biopic starring Eminem by now. This was a drink that became popular during Prohibition and was all but forgotten until it was rediscovered decades later. It’s a mixture of Green Chartreuse, gin, lime juice and Maraschino liqueur. A drink like this can only be paired with something that delivers a deep flavor like Midnight Apple. Personally, I think the hint of apple and the Green Chartreuse are a match made in cocktail heaven.
Do you have a favorite cocktail and E-liquid pairing? Share it with us! We’ll be back for cocktail and E-liquid dream pairings, part deux!
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