Mixing Poker hands.

When the first five Cards were released (two in 2005 and three in 2006) I begun to experiment with making my own mixtures based on the Poker hand concept. The driving force was not only curiosity but to explore if the total could became greater than the sum of its parts. At that time the only combination available was the 'High card' hand. Biding my time more options were presented as further Cards were released. So, over time it became possible to mix all basic Poker hands. A few of my futile attempt to botanize in the zillion of combinations possible are presented here. Note, the suggested mixtures are not the optimal ones, only what was possible to combine poker-hand-wise in the pace the different versions were released. Hence, the year is noted when the concoction was first tried.

It is my intention that this page may serve as a roll call for fellow enthusiast. I would like you to follow in my path, experiment and report your mixology findings, good or bad, to be publicized here. Note, size of the shot should be equal to five centiliter in total.
The scoring points method used is explained at 'Trivia page'. A link to email service is provided at the end of the page.


Royal Flush
A royal flush is an ace high stright flush.

Version 1 (2009)
1 cl Ace of Spade
1 cl King of Spade
1 cl Queen of Spade
1 cl Jack of Spade
1 cl Ten of Spade

Floral, fudgy and dark chocolate.
Pronounced orange notes stemming from
Rich of silky tannins.
First RF option this year, 2009.
Score 93


Four of a kind
Four of a kind, are four cards of equal rank.

Version 1 (2009)
1,25 cl Queen of Heart
1,25 cl Queen of Diamond
1,25 cl Queen of Spade
1,25 cl Queen of Club

Vanilla and peaches. Demerara cane sugar
and macademia nuts. Aromatic with faint
smoky notes .
First Four of a Kind option this year, 2009.
Score 89


Flush
A flush is any five cards, all of the same suit.

Version 1 (2007)
1 cl Ace of Spade
1 cl King of Spade
1 cl Jack of Spade
1 cl Ten of Spade
1 cl Three of Spade

Vanillic, fudgy and dark chocolate.
Pronounced orange notes stemming from the King. Rich of silky tannins.
Several Flush options this year, 2007.
Score 92


Three of a kind
Three cards of the same rank.

Version 1 (2008)
2 cl Ace of Heart
2 cl Ace of Diamond
1 cl Ace of Spade

Fruity, ripe peache, a whiff of caramel,
Cereal notes, sweet sherry.
Several Three of a Kind options this year, 2008.
Score 91


One pair
One pair is two cards of the same rank.

Version 1 (2007)
2,5 cl Ace of Heart
2,5 cl Ace of Spade

Tangy, malty and fruity. Green apples.
Hint of white pepper.
Several Two of a Kind options this year, 2007.
Score 88










Stright Flush
A stright flush is a five-card stright,
all in the same suit.

Version 1 (2009)
1 cl Six of Club
1 cl Five of Club
1 cl Four of Club
1 cl Three of Club
1 cl Two of Club

Seville oranges, chocolate, ground white pepper,
a hint of blackberry and a distant note of rum.
The other suit option this year, 2009, besides Royal Flush.
Score 90


Full house
A full house contains a set (three) of
cards of one rank and a pair of another rank.

Version 1 (2008)
1 cl Ace of Heart
1 cl Ace of Diamond
1 cl Ace of Spade
1 cl Queen of Heart
1 cl Queen of Diamond

Sandalwood-nose. Tropical fruit, cocoanut and very sweet.
Nice cognac finish.
Several Full House options this year, 2008ixxx.
Score 91


Stright
A stright is five cards of sequential rank.
Every possible stright will contain either a 5 or a 10.

Version 1 (2006)
1 cl Ace of Spade
1 cl King of Diamond
1 cl Queen of heart
1 cl Jack of Clubs
1 cl Ten of Spade

Apricot and apple cider. Vanilla, dark chocolate and pecan nuts. Cheesecake.
Several Stright options this year, 2006.
Score 89


Two pair
A two pair is two cards of one rank and
another two cards of another rank.

Version 1 (2007)
1,25 cl Queen of Heart
1,25 cl Queen of Diamond
1,25 cl Jack of Spade
1,25 cl Jack of Club

Distinct bourbon vanilla flavour. . Charcoal smokiness and woody scents.
Several Two pair options this year, 2007.
Score 89


High card
The hand with the highest card(s) wins.

Version 1 (2006)
1 cl King of Diamond
1 cl Queen of Heart
1 cl Jack of Clubs
1 cl Ten of Spade
1 cl Nine of Heart

Incense, apricot and oranges, Honey, maple syrup and dark chocolate.
A hint of new leather. Distant Phenolic.
Several High card options this year, 2006.
Score 88


Dead man's hand
Historically, the phrase, "Dead Man's Hand" was given to the last poker hand that Wild Bill Hickok (see picture above) had been dealt when he was murdered
during a game of five-card-draw. Although there is quite the controversy over what those five cards were or even if there actually were five
cards when the infamous Hickok was slain, there appears to be a general mind that he was holding a pair of black 8's and a pair of black Ace's.
However, the most controversial aspect about the poker hand in question, was the the number and suit of the fifth card. Some sources claims it was Jack of Diamonds

Version 1 (2012)
1 cl Ace of Spade
1 cl Ace of Club
1 cl Eight of Spade
1 cl Eight of Club
1 cl Jack of Diamond

Licorice, Chipotle flavourfed balsamic vinegar. Banana chips.
Toffee, molasses. Sweet sherry.
Score 90


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