Donkey
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Donkey
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The Donkey cocktail combines the warm, rich flavors of whiskey and Dooley's with the natural sweetness of honey and apricot juice, creating a unique drinking experience. Dooley's, known for its ... more The Donkey cocktail combines the warm, rich flavors of whiskey and Dooley's with the natural sweetness of honey and apricot juice, creating a unique drinking experience. Dooley's, known for its creamy toffee liqueur profile, offers a velvety contrast to the boldness of whiskey. The apricot juice provides a fruity and slightly tart backdrop, which is complemented by the subtle addition of honey for an extra touch of sweetness. Lime cordial adds a hint of citrus brightness, rounding out the complex flavor profile. Served in a lowball glass, the Donkey cocktail delivers a harmonious blend of fruit, sweetness, and spirit, making for a delightful and somewhat unconventional libation.
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13.68% | 1.71 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Donkey

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add apricot juice, Dooley’s, honey, Southern Comfort and a dash of lime cordial into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a lowball glass over ice to serve

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

·  Dash  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Dooley's in the Donkey cocktail?

Yes, if Dooley's Toffee Cream Liqueur isn't available, you can substitute it with another toffee or caramel-flavored cream liqueur, or even with Bailey's Irish Cream for a slightly different but still delicious taste. Keep in mind that substitutions may alter the final flavor profile of your cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with the Donkey cocktail?

Considering the unique combination of honey, lime, whiskey, and apricot juice in the Donkey cocktail, a slice of lime or a few apricot slices would complement the flavors well. You could also add a sprig of mint for an extra splash of color and freshness.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Donkey cocktail?

The Donkey cocktail is best served cold in a lowball glass. It is recommended to shake the ingredients with ice before straining into the glass. This ensures the drink is well-chilled and dilutes slightly, balancing the flavors. No additional ice is needed in the glass to maintain the intended concentration and flavor profile.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Donkey cocktail compare to a standard drink?

The Donkey cocktail has an alcohol content of 13.68%, with a total liquid volume of 125ml. This makes it slightly stronger than a standard drink, which in many places is considered to contain about 10ml of pure alcohol. Given the total volume and alcohol by volume (ABV) of the Donkey, it is approximately equivalent to slightly over one standard drink. Always consume responsibly and be aware of your local guidelines for alcohol consumption.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Donkey cocktail to fit a winter theme?

To give the Donkey cocktail a winter twist, consider adding a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the shaker before mixing. You can also rim the glass with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon to enhance the winter vibe. Serving the cocktail with a cinnamon stick as a stirrer can add both a decorative touch and a hint of spice that complements the apricot and honey flavors, making it a cozy choice for cold weather.

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