Barry Barrier Destroyer
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Barry Barrier Destroyer
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.92 / 5
Barry Barrier Destroyer is a bold and powerful cocktail that packs a punch with its fiery combination of vodka, coffee liqueur, cola, whiskey, and amaretto. This drink is believed to ... more Barry Barrier Destroyer is a bold and powerful cocktail that packs a punch with its fiery combination of vodka, coffee liqueur, cola, whiskey, and amaretto. This drink is believed to have originated in the late 20th century in the United States, named after Barry, a notorious party-goer known for his love of strong and intense flavors. The vodka and whiskey provide a strong base, while the coffee liqueur gives it a rich and deep flavor. The addition of cola adds a touch of sweetness and fizz, creating a well-balanced and satisfying concoction. The amaretto adds a hint of nuttiness and rounds out the drink with its subtle almond flavor. The result is a deliciously complex cocktail that is perfect for those who enjoy a bit of a kick in their drinks. With its mix of liquor and unique blend of flavors, the Barry Barrier Destroyer is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at any party or gathering.
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31.6% | 9.48 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Barry Barrier Destroyer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well
Pour over ice into a lowball glass and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should I properly shake the Barry Barrier Destroyer to mix its ingredients?

To properly shake the Barry Barrier Destroyer, start by filling a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the vodka, coffee liqueur, whiskey, and amaretto into the shaker. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds to ensure the mixture is well-chilled and mixed. Avoid shaking with cola, which should be added after pouring the shaken mixture into the glass to preserve its carbonation.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Barry Barrier Destroyer for the best taste?

The ideal way to serve the Barry Barrier Destroyer is in a chilled lowball glass. After shaking the alcoholic ingredients with ice, strain into the glass. Then, add a dash of cola on top for a sparkling finish. This method ensures the drink is cold, enhancing its flavors and making it more refreshing.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Barry Barrier Destroyer compare to a standard cocktail?

The Barry Barrier Destroyer has an alcohol content of 31.6%, which is significantly higher than the average cocktail, which typically ranges from 10% to 20% alcohol by volume. This makes the Barry Barrier Destroyer a stronger choice, suitable for those who prefer drinks with higher potency.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I customize the Barry Barrier Destroyer if I find it too strong or sweet?

Yes, the Barry Barrier Destroyer is customizable. If you find it too strong, you can reduce the amount of whiskey or vodka and increase the cola or add some ice to dilute. For those who find it too sweet, consider reducing the coffee liqueur or amaretto and adding more cola or a splash of lemon juice for a more balanced flavor profile.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What can I use as a substitute if I don't have amaretto for making Barry Barrier Destroyer?

If you don't have amaretto, you can substitute it with almond extract mixed with a bit of sugar and water to mimic its sweet, nutty flavor. Use about 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract for every 60ml of amaretto required, adjusting the sugar to taste.

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