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G4
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The G4 is a potent, multi-layered shot cocktail that brings together the unique flavors of four distinctive liqueurs. In a shot glass, the herbal and slightly sweet notes of Sambuca ... more The G4 is a potent, multi-layered shot cocktail that brings together the unique flavors of four distinctive liqueurs. In a shot glass, the herbal and slightly sweet notes of Sambuca combine with the complex, spiced character of Jagermeister. These are complemented by the warmth of cinnamon schnapps and the crisp, refreshing taste of peppermint rum. Served cold, this combination results in a sensory experience that is as complex as it is bold, with each sip delivering a burst of different flavors that are sure to invigorate the palate. The G4 is often appreciated for its daring blend of ingredients and its ability to stand out in the crowded field of shot cocktails.
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32% | 1.02 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The G4 manifests as a daring roller coaster ride of herbal, spicy, and minty notes, satisfying the palate with its bold layering and cooling sensation. Each ingredient boldly claims its territory, yet harmoniously coexists to form a vibrant shot that's exhilarating from start to finish.

Method
How to make a G4

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Layer a shot glass, starting by adding a quarter of a part Goldschläger
Then slowly add a quarter of a part Jägermeister to form a layer on top
Then layer a quarter of a part Rumple Minze and finally float a quarter of a part sambuca on the very top, then serve

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·  Layer  ·  Float  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes Sambuca a unique ingredient in the G4 cocktail?

Sambuca is a star anise-flavored liqueur from Italy, often served with a few coffee beans, known as 'con la mosca.' Its distinct licorice taste contributes a complex, herbal layer to the G4 cocktail, balancing sweet and spicy notes from the other ingredients.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the G4 compare to other popular shots?

The G4 has a 32% alcohol content, which positions it in the middle range compared to other shots. It's stronger than liqueur-based shots but slightly less potent than straight spirits, which typically hover around 40% ABV.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a G4 cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The G4 cocktail is best served cold in a shot glass to concentrate its aromatic flavors and chill the blend of its ingredients. This serving method enhances its sensory experience, making it an invigorating choice.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the G4 cocktail for a different flavor profile?

Yes, the G4 cocktail is customizable. For example, if you prefer a sweeter profile, you could substitute the peppermint rum with a chocolate liqueur. Adjusting the liqueurs allows for a personalized taste while maintaining the cocktail's spirit.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Are there any common dietary concerns associated with the ingredients of the G4 cocktail?

Yes, individuals with gluten sensitivities should be cautious as some brands of Jagermeister and liqueurs may contain gluten. Additionally, those avoiding sugar or on a low-calorie diet might find the cocktail's liqueur content worth noting, given the sugar content in flavored spirits.

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