Drunken Pharaoh
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Drunken Pharaoh
Cocktail recipe

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The Drunken Pharaoh cocktail is a layered shot that offers a regal tapestry of flavors. The name hints at an ancient Egyptian influence, where the splendor of the pharaohs often ... more The Drunken Pharaoh cocktail is a layered shot that offers a regal tapestry of flavors. The name hints at an ancient Egyptian influence, where the splendor of the pharaohs often included opulent feasts and rich libations. In this shot, the warmth of brandy is paired with cinnamon schnapps to create a spicy undertone, while the blackberry liqueur introduces a fruit-forward sweetness that balances the heat. Served in a shot glass, the Drunken Pharaoh is a cold, bold concoction that boasts a complexity fit for the rulers of old, making it a conversation starter and an adventurous choice for those looking to explore intricate flavor combinations in their cocktails.
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Brandy
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23.33% | 0.7 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Drunken Pharaoh

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a third part blackberry liqueur to a shot glass, then slowly add a third part brandy on top so it layers
Finish off by adding a third part Goldschläger on the very top and serving


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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Drunken Pharaoh compare to other common cocktails?

The Drunken Pharaoh has an alcohol content of 23.33%, which is relatively high compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a classic Margarita typically has around 14% alcohol content, while a Manhattan has about 30%. This positions the Drunken Pharaoh in the higher-middle range of alcohol content among cocktails.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the blackberry liqueur in Drunken Pharaoh with something else?

Yes, if blackberry liqueur is unavailable, a good substitution could be raspberry liqueur or crème de cassis for a similar berry flavor profile. Both alternatives would maintain the fruity complexity of the drink, though the final taste will slightly differ from the original recipe.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Drunken Pharaoh?

The Drunken Pharaoh is best served cold in a shot glass, as per the original specifications. To enhance your experience, you could chill the glass before serving. This cocktail is not shaken or stirred, emphasizing the layered appearance and distinct taste of each ingredient.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Drunken Pharaoh?

Given its unique name and strong flavor profile, the Drunken Pharaoh is well-suited for themed parties, especially those with an ancient Egyptian or mystical theme. It's also a great choice for small gatherings where guests are willing to try something new and adventurous in their drink selection.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific technique for pouring the Drunken Pharaoh to achieve the best flavor or presentation?

For the best presentation and to appreciate the distinct layers of flavors, pour each ingredient slowly over the back of a spoon into the shot glass. This technique allows the ingredients to layer rather than mix, creating a visually appealing effect and allowing drinkers to experience the unique taste of each component individually.

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