Almost all fans of nargile know how to make hookah with milk or water
. These methods are considered classic and practically do not raise any questions. But if you want to show your imagination and cook a hookah on wine or other alcoholic drink, please pay attention to our recommendations.
Remember, nargile on alcohol is a real art that can both emphasize the taste and make the filling unsuitable for smoking. In order to avoid such incidents, let’s take a closer look at all the nuances of making an alcoholic hookah.
What drinks can be used for hookahs
How can I make a hookah? The issue is quite controversial, since there are no clear restrictions on the choice of alcohol — you can rely on your own taste and common sense.
By and large, you can fill the nargile flask with any alcoholic drink: wine, absinthe, whiskey, cognac, vodka and even beer. Of course, the taste of the hookah and the feeling of smoking will depend on your choice.
Rules for making alco-hookah and types of alcohol
There are many variations of cooking nargile with alcohol, but the most popular are the following::
- hookah on wine (most smokers prefer this option);
- hookah on cognac (in this case, the hookah smoke gets an unusual noble shade);
- hookah on absinthe or whiskey (the method of preparation resembles the analog on cognac, but has other shades of taste);
- hookah on vodka (for those who are ready to take risks);
- hookah on beer (a rather controversial method that often leads to failure, but we will share with you the secret of successful cooking).
Whichever option you choose, remember that none of the alcoholic beverages can completely replace water. Do not fill the flask with 100% wine, beer, absinthe, cognac, etc., but dilute it with water. If you have chosen a recipe with strong alcohol, use it as an additive to water.
Hookah on wine: features and methods of preparation
Nargile on wine is the absolute leader among alcoholic hookahs. This filler opens up new horizons of taste and gives the smoke an unusual aroma. While smoking, you will probably feel slightly intoxicated.
It is best to use dry or semi-dry wines and avoid sweet and fortified ones, which can cause headaches. If you like a sweet flavor, buy the appropriate tobacco.
Depending on which wine you choose — red or white — smoking mixtures also vary.
For hookahs on red wine suitable:
- various berry mixes (raspberries, cherries, blueberries, etc.);
- spices (cinnamon, black pepper and ginger);
- chocolate tobacco.
With hookah on white wine perfectly combined:
- refreshing citrus flavors (orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime);
- spices (cinnamon, ginger);
- tobacco with melon flavor and honey notes;
- nutty tastes.
When preparing a hookah, be sure to observe the proportions and add no more than 150-200 ml of alcohol to the flask.
Strong hookahs are not considered “dangerous” for nothing: if you make a mistake when preparing them, you risk suffering from a hangover the whole next day.
In order to properly prepare a hookah on a strong alcoholic drink, the following proportions must be strictly observed: no more than 50-75 ml of the drink should be poured into a standard flask, but if you use a non-standard version, the volume of alcohol should not exceed 1/6.
1) Hookah on cognac
The rich aroma of this drink perfectly sets off and complements the taste of tobacco, like coffee or chocolate. If you want to add fruit notes to the clouds of smoke, we recommend cherry, orange or lemon.
Some fans of nargile also add milk to the flask, which softens the taste and makes it delicate and refined.
2) Hookah on whiskey
The strong and refined taste of whiskey is perfectly combined with cherry or apple tobacco, as well as with a smoking mixture with the taste of Cola. Sometimes recipes for making such a hookah include natural honey, which softens the taste of smoke and makes it enveloping. The elegant Nanosmoke Premium mouthpiece will give you special pleasure from smoking.
3) Hookah on absinthe/other tinctures
If you would like to enjoy the refined aroma of anise and sage, choose absinthe or other tinctures as a filler. Special attention should be paid to tobacco: lemon or mint are perfect, as well as green apple, which will add notes of freshness.
4) Hookah on vodka
If you are strong in spirit and ready to experiment — hookah on vodka will bring a lot of thrills. The drink will not affect the taste of smoke, but this hookah is not in vain considered one of the strongest — intoxication will come very quickly. In addition, you will probably have a hangover in the morning. When purchasing tobacco, it is better to adhere to the principle of minimalism and choose options without impurities.
There is also a recipe for hookah on beer, which many smokers have doubts. The drink foams in the flask, and the appearance of bubbles is sometimes felt during smoking, causing discomfort.
In order to avoid unpleasant consequences, it is enough to fill the flask half (or more) with water and add beer to taste. In this case, you will get an original and incomparable taste. But be careful with the varieties! Low-quality beer will give a malty taste and a yeast smell, which will lead to complete disappointment. Best fit:
- unfiltered white belgian ale and citrus tobacco (grapefruit, orange);
- light lager and aromatic ginger tobacco.
If you are preparing an alcoholic hookah for a party, then you can supplement it with unusual accessories, for example, buy a Nanosmoke backlight, which allows you to choose the color, type of glow and brightness.
How to combine hookah smoking and alcohol
It is better not to take risks and do not combine an alcoholic hookah with drinking alcoholic beverages. Such a mix will negatively affect your well-being, provide a headache and will not lead to anything good in the end, so choose one of them.
When preparing nargile, buy drinks that are sure of their quality — do not buy questionable alcohol at a discount in the nearest supermarket, it is very likely to harm your health.
If you are not a professional, it is better not to take any risks and do not try to make a strong alcoholic hookah yourself. Turn to professionals or go to a hookah bar and enjoy smoking!