Gibbo
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Gibbo
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.58 / 5
This is what my mate Mark Gibson drinks all the time and I find it surprisingly nice. This is what my mate Mark Gibson drinks all the time and I find it surprisingly nice.
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Amaretto
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8.88% | 2.13 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Gibbo

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Take a half pint glass, add the two shots of amaretto then the coke, then add the lager
Add some ice cubes and serve
~ The original recipe uses Foster’s lager. The ice cubes are optional. ~


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Comments

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I was looking for something to make with my beer, using the very few ingredients I have and found this. Amaretto is really sweet, so I put a bit less, 30ml instead of 60ml, and it came out pretty good. I tried beer and amaretto before, and of course, coke and amaretto so this is like a combination of those two. Even though the amaretto is stronger than the beer, there is still a taste of it and I like it. This would be good for someone that doesn't like beer but doesn't have anything else to drink.

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Yeah its such a strange mixture, I haven't tried it yet. But it makes sense, like you say, for someone who's not keen on beer per se! Interesting to see how it works

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of Amaretto is best used in a Gibbo cocktail?

For a Gibbo cocktail, using a quality Amaretto is key to achieving the best flavor balance. A traditional Italian Amaretto, known for its rich, almond-like taste, complements the cola and lager beautifully. Brands like Disaronno or Lazzaroni Amaretto are excellent choices due to their authentic flavors and smoothness.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Gibbo?

The ideal way to serve a Gibbo is in a highball glass, as specified. Ensure the cocktail is cold, not shaken or stirred but rather layered or gently mixed to preserve the carbonation of the lager and cola. Garnish with a slice of lime or lemon for an added zest, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Gibbo cocktail to suit my taste?

To customize a Gibbo, consider adjusting the ratios of the ingredients based on your taste preference. If you prefer a sweeter drink, increase the amount of Amaretto or cola. For a lighter version, reduce the Amaretto and substitute with more lager or a splash of soda water. Adding a dash of bitters or a squeeze of fresh citrus can also introduce new flavor dimensions.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Gibbo compare to a standard beer?

A Gibbo cocktail has an alcohol content of 8.88%, which is higher than most standard beers, which typically range from 4% to 6% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the Gibbo a stronger option, ideal for those who desire a beverage with a more significant alcohol presence without venturing into the higher ABV content of spirits or cocktails.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Gibbo?

Given its unique combination of cola, Amaretto, and lager, a Gibbo pairs well with foods that complement its sweetness and slight bitterness. Barbecue dishes, spicy foods, or hearty burgers can balance the sweetness of the Amaretto, while lighter options like cheese platters or salty snacks can enhance the cocktail's nuanced flavors.

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