Face-smasher
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Face-smasher
Cocktail recipe

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The Face-smasher cocktail is a highly potent concoction known for its bold and intense flavors, combining a variety of spirits to create a powerful mix. It features a medley of ... more The Face-smasher cocktail is a highly potent concoction known for its bold and intense flavors, combining a variety of spirits to create a powerful mix. It features a medley of Sambuca, vodka, absinthe, white rum, gin, and tequila, all contributing their unique profiles to the overall taste. This mighty blend is softened slightly with the addition of Smirnoff Ice and WKD blue, which introduce a sweet and fruity contrast to the strong herbal and aniseed notes from the primary spirits. Given its ingredient list, this drink is not for the faint-hearted and is typically served in a pitcher glass, making it suitable for sharing among those who are up for the challenge. The Face-smasher's name itself hints at the punch it packs, inevitably leading to an experience as memorable as its composition.
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Sambuca
Alcohol content
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30.95% | 20.43 units *

Method
How to make a Face-smasher

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir ingredients together in a large fishbowl with tons of ice
Serve in pint glasses
~ Recipe is enough for a large bowl. ~

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Face-smasher cocktail to ensure the best taste?

To properly stir the Face-smasher cocktail, fill your pitcher glass about halfway with ice before adding the ingredients. Use a long spoon to stir the cocktail gently yet thoroughly for about 20-30 seconds. This method blends the ingredients well without diluting the drink too much, ensuring a cold and well-mixed cocktail that retains its strong flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Face-smasher to guests?

The Face-smasher, given its high alcohol content and mix of flavors, is best served in a pitcher glass as indicated. To serve to guests, ensure it's well-stirred, cold, and consider adding ice to individual glasses rather than the pitcher to avoid diluting the cocktail over time. Small serving glasses are recommended due to its strength. Garnish with a simple lime wheel or lemon slice to add a touch of freshness without overpowering the drink's inherent flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Face-smasher compare to that of other popular cocktails?

The Face-smasher has a notably high alcohol content at 30.95%, making it stronger than many popular cocktails such as the Margarita, Martini, and Mojito, which usually range between 10% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). Its high potency is due to the combination of multiple spirits without the dilution typically provided by mixers or juices in other cocktails.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most appropriate for serving the Face-smasher?

Given its high alcohol content and the bold mix of flavors, the Face-smasher is most suitable for casual gatherings among friends who appreciate strong cocktails. It's particularly fitting for themed parties, celebrations, or as a novelty drink during special events where its unique name and composition can be a conversation starter. It's not as suitable for formal occasions due to its potency and the casual presentation.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any recommended customizations for the Face-smasher to suit different tastes?

To customize the Face-smasher for different tastes, consider adjusting the ratios of the spirits based on preference. For a sweeter variant, you can increase the proportion of WKD blue or add a splash of simple syrup. For those who prefer a less potent drink, reducing the quantities of the spirits and substituting part of them with club soda or a non-alcoholic mixer can create a more palatable balance. Experimenting with different garnishes like mint, berries, or citrus peels can also add a unique twist to the cocktail.

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