White Wine (Mordru, Quicksilver)

I made some experiments with white wine. As usual, I use cheapo wine with sugar 40 grams per litre: dried whites just don’t work in cocktails, and sweeter tend to turn drinks into cloying sludges. And there’s no point in using more expensive wines in cocktails, enjoy their nuances on their own.

MORDRU

2 parts Campari

2 to 3 parts De Kyuper Blueberry

6 parts white wine

2 parts vodka

Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass, add one ice cube.

While ago I was checking out some wizard-themed cocktails I’ve designed earlier and I felt like one more: something weird, something with colliding tastes which still somehow function together. You know, something “magical”; when I bought a wine bottle I decided to pursue that.

The combination of Campari and De Kyuper Blueberry did the trick this time; white wine works as a satisfying “lubricant” for the pair, and vodka (oddly enough) softens the overall taste to suitable level.

I think it’s a worthy drink for a mighty wizard such as Mordru. De Kyuper Blueberry is “an active ingredient” in this drink: try it with two and three parts – you’ll notice the difference.

QUICKSILVER

1 part mezcal

1 part Triple Sec

1 part white wine

1 part lemon juice

Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.

After opening the wine bottle I decided to start my cocktail research session with small Kamikaze, “enhanced version”. Everyone knows basic Kamikaze: vodka, Sec, lime and/or lemon juice, one part each… adding some white wine gives this (in my honest opinion) vulgar drink “a royal touch” – something to actually enjoy, not just a crude instrument to get wasted.

I already had some sort of ideas about Mordru, but I set them aside for a while and decided to refine “Royal Kamikaze” further; I substituted vodka for different clear spirits…and mezcal hit my nerve. Not as a full-sized drink, but as a shot.

And how is this Pietro Maximoff? As a shot, it’s “quick”…but The Idea is not just in a way you serve it, it’s also in the taste: mezcal hits you quickly, but Triple Sec and white wine instantly soften the impact… then there’s a sour aftertaste (still mellowed by Sec and wine) which lingers.

So, it’s like getting punched by Quicksilver when he’s speeding by 🙂

By the way, please check out Pietro’s sister here.

I hope you enjoy these cocktails. See you next time!

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