Flaming Nun
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Flaming Nun
Cocktail recipe

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The Flaming Nun cocktail is a bold and fiery mix that combines the smoothness of vodka with the punch of tequila, creating a solid liquor base. It is then balanced ... more The Flaming Nun cocktail is a bold and fiery mix that combines the smoothness of vodka with the punch of tequila, creating a solid liquor base. It is then balanced with the sweetness of apple juice to add a fruity undertone to the drink. However, the true character of this cocktail comes from the addition of Tabasco sauce, which provides a spicy kick that can surprise and invigorate the palate. Typically served in a lowball glass, the Flaming Nun presents a unique flavor profile that's not for the faint of heart, making it a distinctive choice for those seeking an adventurous cocktail experience.
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10.29% | 3.6 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Flaming Nun

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the ingredients directly to a lowball glass filled with ice cubes
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the recommended method for incorporating the Tabasco Sauce into the Flaming Nun cocktail?

For the Flaming Nun cocktail, the Tabasco Sauce should be stirred in rather than shaken. This allows for the flavors to integrate smoothly without becoming too aerated. Begin by adding the vodka, tequila, and apple juice into the lowball glass filled with ice. Stir well. Then, carefully measure and add the Tabasco Sauce, stirring gently to ensure it melds with the other ingredients, giving the cocktail its distinctive spicy kick.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific type of garnish recommended for the Flaming Nun cocktail?

While the Flaming Nun cocktail does not have a specific garnish associated with it traditionally, considering its unique combination of flavors, a slice of apple or a lime wedge could complement it well. These garnishes can add a fresh, fruity accent that balances the spicy Tabasco Sauce and the strong spirits.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Flaming Nun compare to a standard cocktail?

The Flaming Nun has an alcohol content of 10.29%, which is relatively low compared to many classic cocktails that can range from 15% to 30% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the Flaming Nun a milder option for those looking to enjoy a cocktail with a lower alcohol concentration.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the apple juice in the Flaming Nun cocktail with another type of juice?

Yes, you can substitute the apple juice in the Flaming Nun cocktail if desired. Pear juice or cranberry juice can be good alternatives, offering a different but similarly complementary sweetness and acidity to balance the heat from the Tabasco Sauce and the strong flavors of the vodka and tequila.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasions is the Flaming Nun cocktail best suited for?

Given its unique blend of flavors and moderate alcohol content, the Flaming Nun cocktail can be particularly suited for casual gatherings or themed parties where guests are eager to try something different. Its spicy kick makes it an excellent choice for occasions like Halloween parties or other events where bold and unusual flavors are celebrated.

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