Donkey Punch
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Donkey Punch
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The Donkey Punch is a potent cocktail served in a shot glass, featuring a bold blend of Sambuca, Green Chartreuse, and Whiskey. Sambuca, an Italian anise-flavored liqueur, imparts a distinct ... more The Donkey Punch is a potent cocktail served in a shot glass, featuring a bold blend of Sambuca, Green Chartreuse, and Whiskey. Sambuca, an Italian anise-flavored liqueur, imparts a distinct licorice taste that melds with the herbal complexity of Green Chartreuse, a French liqueur made by Carthusian monks since the 1740s. The addition of whiskey adds a robust, smoky undertone to the shot, creating a multifaceted flavor experience that is both herbal and spicy with a noticeable kick. This cocktail is typically served cold and is known for its high alcohol content, making it a strong choice for those looking to savor an intense and fiery drink.
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Sambuca
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44.33% | 1.33 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Donkey Punch

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the Chartreuse, Jack Daniel's and sambuca into a shot glass and serve


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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Donkey Punch compare to other popular cocktails?

The Donkey Punch has an alcohol content of 44.33%, which is relatively high compared to many popular cocktails that typically range from 15% to 30%. Its strong potency is due to the combination of high-proof spirits like Sambuca, Green Chartreuse, and Whiskey without the dilution from non-alcoholic mixers.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes Green Chartreuse a unique ingredient in the Donkey Punch?

Green Chartreuse is a unique ingredient that brings a complex botanical flavor to the Donkey Punch. It's made using over 130 herbs, plants, and flowers and has a distinct green color. Its history as a liqueur produced by French monks since the 1740s and its 55% alcohol content add both depth and potency to the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Donkey Punch?

The best way to serve a Donkey Punch is in a shot glass, chilled but not diluted by ice. Given its high alcohol content and concentrated flavors, serving it cold enhances its smoothness while preserving the intensity of its ingredients. It's ideal for serving as a bold, quick sipper in social settings.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Donkey Punch to suit my taste?

To customize the Donkey Punch, consider adjusting the ratios of its three key ingredients based on your flavor preferences. For a sweeter taste, increase the Sambuca. For more herbal notes, add more Green Chartreuse. You can also experiment with different whiskey types to alter its character. Adding a splash of water or a neutral mixer can decrease its alcohol content and intensity for a more sippable version.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving Donkey Punch?

Given its high alcohol content and impactful flavor, the Donkey Punch is best suited for lively, adult gatherings such as parties, celebrations, or as a daring starter at a cocktail night. Its potent and quick-to-consume nature makes it an exciting choice for toasting special occasions or as a conversation starter.

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