Deathwish
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Deathwish
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The cocktail known as Deathwish is characterized by a potent and eclectic mix of ingredients that create a unique and bold flavor profile. It combines the aniseed notes of Sambuca ... more The cocktail known as Deathwish is characterized by a potent and eclectic mix of ingredients that create a unique and bold flavor profile. It combines the aniseed notes of Sambuca and the sharpness of vodka with the sweetness of lemonade, providing a refreshing backdrop. The inclusion of Aftershock, available in spicy cinnamon and cool blue varieties, adds a depth of flavor that's both fiery and minty. A touch of warmth comes from the cinnamon schnapps, while the tequila brings an earthy agave kick. The orange liqueur adds a citrusy sweetness to balance the mix. It's customarily served in a highball glass, which allows for the artful combination of these diverse flavors to be enjoyed in a single, impressive serve.
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Sambuca
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24.8% | 7.44 units *

Method
How to make a Deathwish

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice
Stir and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredient if I don't have Aftershock?

Yes, if you don't have Aftershock (blue or red), you can substitute it with other flavored liqueurs that match the color and have a similar spicy or cooling effect. For blue Aftershock, use a mint-flavored liqueur with blue food coloring, and for red Aftershock, a cinnamon-flavored liqueur can be a good substitute.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Deathwish cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Deathwish is stirred instead of shaken to gently mix the ingredients without diluting the cocktail too much. Shaking could also lead to overmixing the diverse flavors, making them lose their distinctiveness.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Deathwish cocktail?

The best way to serve the Deathwish cocktail is in a highball glass, chilled but without ice to maintain its strong flavor profile. Optionally, you could add a twist of lemon peel or a few ice cubes if preferred.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Deathwish compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 24.8%, Deathwish has a higher alcohol content compared to many classic cocktails, such as the Margarita (around 13%) or the Cosmopolitan (around 20%). It's designed for those who prefer stronger drinks.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasion is the Deathwish cocktail best suited for?

Given its strong flavor and high alcohol content, the Deathwish cocktail is best suited for occasions that call for bold, memorable drinks, such as themed parties or special celebrations where it can be appreciated by guests looking for something out of the ordinary.

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