The Deep Throat – An X-Files Inspired Cocktail

Season one X-Files fans, we got your favorite mystery man covered!

Hubby and I came up with this twist on a classic cocktail to honor Deep Throat, from Season One of the The X-Files. (I am going to have to rename this blog The Booze Is Out There with all of the X-Files inspired boozy concoctions we keep coming up with while we embark on an epic binge watching of one of our favorite shows!)

For those of you who are confused to all heck, the character Deep Throat (played by Jerry Hardin) was an informant in the first season of The X-Files, leaking information to FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder to aid Mulder’s investigation of paranormal cases. The creation of Deep Throat was inspired by the historical Deep Throat, Mark Felt, who leaked information on the Watergate scandal.

This creation of ours is a modern twist on a classic New Orleans cocktail, the Vieux Carre. The Vieux Carre was named after the French term for the The French Quarter – le Vieux Carré (“Old Square”).

I decided to use the main base elements of this drink for this character inspired cocktail, because I wanted to go with a complex old world style scotch and cognac based cocktail.. something you would expect Watergate-era good old boys to be imbibing in the back rooms of the Pentagon.

And no government informant back room talk is complete without dark smoky shadows, so I threw in some liquid smoke for good measure (which is a really exciting umami element I have been seeing hit the cocktail scene, and I was itching to try!).

The effect was just what I was looking for! So cheers to our favorite first season martyr! This drink is freaking tasy. But remember…. Trust no one! Try it for yourself and see! 😉


How to Make:

Half shot of Scotch Whisky

Half shot of Cognac

Half shot of Sweet Vermouth

3-4 drops of Liquid Smoke

Pinch of Sea Salt

Lemon twist for garnish

Add the scotch, cognac and sweet vermouth to a shaker with ice.

Shake and strain into a highball glass with ice.

Add the drops of liquid smoke, and sprinkle a little bit of the sea salt over the liquid.

Garnish and enjoy!

Okay folks, I am having a blast with these X-Files inspired drinks, and as long as I am not boring you guys to heck, I am gonna keep playing around with these yummy ideas!

Any ideas or recommendations for inspired cocktails? I am all ears!

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

48 thoughts on “The Deep Throat – An X-Files Inspired Cocktail

  • 5 January, 2017 at 5:45 am
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    Oh I remember this! I was such a big X-Files fan. What a tribute drink! Very cool.

    • 5 January, 2017 at 3:53 pm
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      Thanks! I think this might be my drink of choice when watching the overarching story mythology episodes, haha..

  • 5 January, 2017 at 9:11 am
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    Again, sounds like it’s really amazing recipe to try out 🙂

  • 5 January, 2017 at 9:37 am
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    What a cool cocktail! I’m pretty boring when it comes to mixing cocktails. I always do either a Cuba Libre, a Mojito or a Screwdriver.

    • 5 January, 2017 at 3:54 pm
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      I have my fall back favorites, but I have become addicted to trying to mix up some new recipes for fun shows I love, haha..

  • 5 January, 2017 at 4:20 pm
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    Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing 🙂

  • 5 January, 2017 at 4:31 pm
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    Totally remeber that character. And loving this cocktail seris lol. I am a big fan of scotch.

    • 6 January, 2017 at 6:44 pm
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      Me toooooo!!! We ended up using the *good stuff* that hubby bought me for Christmas a looong time ago!

  • 5 January, 2017 at 6:23 pm
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    I love making cocktails. Maybe I should binge watch X-files! 🙂

    • 6 January, 2017 at 6:45 pm
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      Yes! You should! I dont know how much longer they will have it available on Netflix!

  • 5 January, 2017 at 6:43 pm
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    I absolutely love these, keep em coming! xD
    However, when I think of the name/character Deep Throat, I am thinking of a drink so sour it will make your throat hurt xD So that after taking a sip, you’d go: yep, shouldn’t have trusted this one… xD

    • 6 January, 2017 at 6:47 pm
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      I think I will, lol! You will need to help me brainstorm some new ones! 😉

  • 5 January, 2017 at 7:11 pm
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    Uhmmm, sounds great!
    Kisses, Paola.

  • 5 January, 2017 at 7:23 pm
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    What an awesome idea, looks so cool!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

  • 6 January, 2017 at 2:25 am
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    How fun! Can you believe I’ve never seen X-Files?

    • 6 January, 2017 at 6:49 pm
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      What I REALLY wanted to use was a smoke gun to infuse the smoke flavor onto the glass and ice, but alas, I dont own one!

  • 6 January, 2017 at 7:14 am
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    I usually only drink beer infrequently & occasionally wine so I’m not in the know with fancy mixed drinks. Amazing photos though.

    • 6 January, 2017 at 6:49 pm
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      Thanks Tony! I cannot abide beer, but I am really a wine junkie! lol!

  • 6 January, 2017 at 8:20 am
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    I loved the idea of character inspired drink 🙂

  • 6 January, 2017 at 2:08 pm
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    How fun that you created a tribute cocktail to this character! The way you presented is so cool too!

    • 6 January, 2017 at 6:50 pm
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      Yeah, I tried to capture a real X-Files feel with the photos, haha

  • 6 January, 2017 at 4:12 pm
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    You’re so clever in creating this series, girl! Yet another great and interesting cocktail. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have the most amazing weekend ahead, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • 6 January, 2017 at 6:51 pm
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      You too pretty lady! I am trying to be as creative as possible without obsessing and overthinking things, lol!

  • 6 January, 2017 at 8:29 pm
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    Oh, fun idea! Thanks for sharing. I don’t drink alcohol, but I love people’s creations. 🙂

    • 7 January, 2017 at 6:18 pm
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      Thanks Christine!! I am having so much fun making these!

  • 7 January, 2017 at 8:31 pm
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    It sounds good! I like doing themed recipes too, so this was fun to read. Do you watch the show “Once Upon a Time”? You should try to make drinks based on that show, like The Evil Queen’s Apple Martini or Cinderella’s Pumpkin Ale. 🙂

    • 8 January, 2017 at 6:20 pm
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      You know, I just couldnt get into Once Upon a Time! I really tried, too! It just didnt interest me.. weird, right?!

  • 16 January, 2017 at 5:18 pm
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    This drink looks tasty and I am sure it IS indeed tasty! I have never heard of adding liquid smoke to a drink, but I am sure it adds a little something to the taste.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • 22 January, 2017 at 11:08 pm
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    Wow this is a great cocktail!! I love the colour too. I love your posts 🙂

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