Do Maja
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Do Maja
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.93 / 5
The Do Maja cocktail is a decadent and rich blend of Bailey's, Brandy, and Amaretto. With its origins in the Spanish word "maja," meaning "sexy and sophisticated," this cocktail is ... more The Do Maja cocktail is a decadent and rich blend of Bailey's, Brandy, and Amaretto. With its origins in the Spanish word "maja," meaning "sexy and sophisticated," this cocktail is sure to impress with its complex combination of flavors. The creamy sweetness of Bailey's is balanced by the boldness of Brandy and the nutty sweetness of Amaretto. This drink is perfect for those looking for a dessert-like cocktail or for those who enjoy a smooth and indulgent libation. Served on the rocks or in a martini glass, the Do Maja is a perfect choice for any occasion.
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28.33% | 1.27 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Do Maja is a sophisticated dessert cocktail blending Bailey's, Brandy, and Amaretto for an indulgently smooth experience. Its layers of creaminess, nutty sweetness, and a hint of boldness make it a rich and complex choice for an evening treat.

Method
How to make a Do Maja

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
First pour in the amaretto, to flavour the shot and load it with a rich scent
Next pour in the brandy, and it should mix to a fuzzy brown colour
Finally, add the Baileys slowly over an inverted teaspoon or along the side of the glass so that it floats, and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Do Maja cocktail if I don't have them on hand?

Yes, you can substitute ingredients in the Do Maja cocktail. If you don't have Bailey's, you can use another type of Irish Cream. For Brandy, a cognac or an Armagnac could work well as a substitute. If Amaretto is not available, you could try using a different nut-flavored liqueur, though this will change the flavor profile.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended way to serve the Do Maja cocktail?

The Do Maja cocktail is recommended to be served cold in a highball glass. You can achieve this by chilling the glass ahead of time or by mixing the ingredients over ice before serving. It's not shaken or stirred, so gently pouring the ingredients over ice in the glass would be ideal.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

The Do Maja cocktail has an alcohol content of 28.33%, which places it in the mid to high range compared to other classic cocktails. For instance, it’s higher in alcohol content than a Margarita (around 26%) but lower than a classic Martini (around 32%).

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Do Maja cocktail?

Given its rich and sweet flavor profile, the Do Maja cocktail is well-suited for after-dinner drinks or small gatherings where cocktails serve as a conversational centerpiece. It can also be a delightful choice for holiday parties or casual evenings at home.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any popular customization ideas for the Do Maja cocktail?

A popular customization for the Do Maja cocktail includes adding a splash of heavy cream or topping it with whipped cream for a richer texture. Some also like to introduce a dash of nutmeg or cinnamon on top for an aromatic twist, enhancing its dessert-like qualities.

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