Fire In The Hole
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Fire In The Hole
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Rating

3.96 / 5
Fire In The Hole is a bold and fiery cocktail that combines the strong flavors of Sambuca and Vodka with the refreshing sweetness of orange juice and the unique spice ... more Fire In The Hole is a bold and fiery cocktail that combines the strong flavors of Sambuca and Vodka with the refreshing sweetness of orange juice and the unique spice of Pimm's No.1. This drink packs a punch with its intense mix of licorice and citrus, creating a complex yet well-balanced flavor profile. The name "Fire In The Hole" perfectly captures the intense and exciting experience of drinking this cocktail. Whether enjoyed as a shot or sipped slowly, this drink is sure to ignite your taste buds and leave you feeling warm and satisfied. It is perfect for those looking for a daring and flavorful drink to add to their repertoire.
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18.22% | 2.46 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Fire In The Hole erupts with an audacious blend of Sambuca and vodka, complemented by the tangy sweetness of orange juice and the distinct spice of Pimm's No. 1. It’s a cocktail that truly lives up to its name, offering a fiery, bold experience for those in search of thrilling, potent flavors.

Method
How to make a Fire In The Hole

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add two shots of orange juice and one shot of Pimm's No
1 to a highball glass with ice
Add half a shot of vodka and one shot of sambuca to the glass
Ignite the sambuca, blow out, then serve

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·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes Sambuca a key ingredient in the Fire In The Hole cocktail?

Sambuca, an Italian anise-flavoured liqueur, is a key ingredient in the Fire In The Hole cocktail due to its unique flavor profile that provides a sweet, licorice taste. This complements the citrus notes from the orange juice and the herbal qualities of Pimm's No. 1, creating a complex and intriguing flavor depth.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal temperature to serve the Fire In The Hole cocktail?

The Fire In The Hole cocktail is best served cold. This enhances the refreshing quality of the orange juice and balances the strong flavors of Sambuca and vodka. Chilling the cocktail before serving, or serving it over ice in a highball glass, makes it more enjoyable, especially in warmer weather.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Fire In The Hole compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 18.22%, Fire In The Hole is slightly higher in alcohol content compared to many standard cocktails, which usually range between 10-15% ABV. This makes it a moderately strong drink, primarily due to the combination of Sambuca and vodka.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for Pimm's No. 1 in the Fire In The Hole cocktail?

If Pimm's No. 1 is not available, a good substitution would be a similar herbal liqueur or an aperitif that has a complex flavor but is not too sweet. A potential substitute could be Aperol for its bitterness and citrus notes, although it will slightly alter the original taste profile.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve the Fire In The Hole cocktail?

The Fire In The Hole cocktail, with its unique combination of flavors and slightly higher alcohol content, is perfect for evening gatherings or dinner parties. Its sophisticated taste profile makes it suitable for adult audiences looking to explore different cocktail flavors.

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