Don Pedro
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Don Pedro
Cocktail recipe

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Originating from the warm and vibrant culture of South Africa in the 1950s, the Don Pedro cocktail is a delightful blend of coffee liqueur, white rum, cream, and vanilla ice ... more Originating from the warm and vibrant culture of South Africa in the 1950s, the Don Pedro cocktail is a delightful blend of coffee liqueur, white rum, cream, and vanilla ice cream. This creamy and indulgent drink is often likened to a milkshake for adults, with a rich and balanced flavor profile that makes it a popular after-dinner treat. The coffee liqueur adds a strong and bold coffee flavor, while the white rum brings a subtle sweetness and depth to the drink. The cream and vanilla ice cream smooth out the flavors, creating a velvety and decadent texture with each sip. Whether enjoyed on a hot summer day or as a boozy dessert, the Don Pedro is a beloved cocktail that combines richness, sweetness, and a little bit of spirit for a truly unique drinking experience.
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White rum
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Coffee
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4.29% | 1.8 units *

Brandy glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Don Pedro combines the richness of coffee liqueur and white rum with vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert cocktail. The smooth, creamy texture and rich flavours make it an indulgent treat that effortlessly doubles as both a beverage and a dessert.

Method
How to make a Don Pedro

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
Pour into a large brandy glass
Garnish with three or four whole coffee beans and serve

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

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the proper way to serve a Don Pedro cocktail?

A Don Pedro cocktail is best served in a brandy glass, ideally chilled. Since it includes vanilla ice cream, serving it immediately after preparation is key to enjoy its creamy texture and cold temperature.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the coffee liqueur in a Don Pedro?

Yes, you can substitute the coffee liqueur with other flavored liqueurs such as amaretto or chocolate liqueur to suit your taste preferences. However, this will significantly change the flavor profile of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Don Pedro compare to other creamy cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 4.29%, the Don Pedro is relatively light in comparison to other creamy cocktails such as the White Russian, which typically has a higher alcohol content. This makes it a milder choice for those who enjoy creamy cocktails with less alcohol.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some customization ideas for a Don Pedro cocktail?

To customize a Don Pedro, consider adding a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon on top for added spice, mixing in a shot of espresso for a stronger coffee flavor, or incorporating different types of ice cream, such as chocolate, to experiment with flavors.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Don Pedro cocktail suitable for a lactose-intolerant diet?

Since the Don Pedro contains cream and vanilla ice cream, which are dairy products, it is not suitable for someone who is lactose intolerant. However, you can use lactose-free or plant-based alternatives for the cream and ice cream to enjoy a similar cocktail.

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