Dirty Dee
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Dirty Dee
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Dirty Dee is a bold and flavorful cocktail that is sure to please any palate. This unique cocktail originated in Italy, where the ingredients of Frangelico and Sambuca are popular ... more Dirty Dee is a bold and flavorful cocktail that is sure to please any palate. This unique cocktail originated in Italy, where the ingredients of Frangelico and Sambuca are popular liqueurs. Frangelico, a hazelnut flavored liqueur, adds a nutty and slightly sweet element to the cocktail while Sambuca, a black licorice flavored liqueur, adds a strong and herbal note. When combined in equal parts, these two ingredients create a rich and complex flavor profile that is full of depth. The name "Dirty Dee" comes from the dark and slightly murky appearance of the cocktail, which adds to its mysterious and alluring appeal. Whether enjoyed as an after-dinner digestif or as a nightcap, Dirty Dee is the perfect cocktail for those looking to add a touch of indulgence to their evening.
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Sambuca (Black)
Alcohol content
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29% | 0.87 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Dirty Dee

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add Frangelico and black sambuca to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well, strain into a shot glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Dirty Dee compare to other shots?

The Dirty Dee has an alcohol content of 29%, which is relatively high for a shot. Most classic shots range in alcohol content from 15% to 40%, making the Dirty Dee closer to the higher end of the spectrum. Its potent mix of Frangelico and Sambuca contributes to its higher alcohol level.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Dirty Dee shaken and not stirred?

The Dirty Dee is shaken and not stirred to ensure a thorough mixing of its dense ingredients. Shaking incorporates more air and chills the cocktail more effectively than stirring, creating a smoother and more cohesive blend of Frangelico and Sambuca. The technique also contributes to the overall texture and temperature of the drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Dirty Dee for something else?

Yes, you can make substitutions in the Dirty Dee to suit your taste or availability of ingredients. While traditional Dirty Dee uses Frangelico and Black Sambuca, you could substitute another liqueur for Frangelico, like Amaretto for a nuttier flavor, or use White Sambuca instead of Black Sambuca for a lighter variant. Remember, substitutions may alter the taste and appearance of the original cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Dirty Dee?

The best way to serve the Dirty Dee is in a shot glass, chilled to enhance its flavors and smooth texture. It's recommended to chill the glass beforehand for an extra cold sensation. The Dirty Dee is typically consumed as a quick, potent shot, making it a suitable choice for toasting or as a bold start to your drinking session.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Dirty Dee?

The Dirty Dee, with its high alcohol content and bold mix of flavors, is most suitable for lively, social gatherings like parties, celebrations, or bar nights. It's a great choice for moments that call for a memorable and strong shot to toast with friends. However, due to its potency, it might not be the best choice for more relaxed or formal occasions.

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