Golden Rough
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Golden Rough
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The Golden Rough cocktail is a sweet and nutty concoction that blends the creamy, tropical essence of coconut rum with the rich, velvety flavors of coffee liqueur and the distinctive, ... more The Golden Rough cocktail is a sweet and nutty concoction that blends the creamy, tropical essence of coconut rum with the rich, velvety flavors of coffee liqueur and the distinctive, hazelnut notes of Frangelico. Named after an Australian chocolate confectionery that combines both coconut and chocolate flavors, this cocktail creates a similar profile with its choice of ingredients. Traditionally served in a shot glass, the Golden Rough is designed to be enjoyed in a single, smooth sip, offering a burst of decadent flavors that make it a delightful treat for those who enjoy dessert-inspired libations.
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Base ingredient
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Coconut rum
Alcohol content
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30% | 0.9 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Golden Rough

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the Frangelico to the shot glass, then carefully pour in the Malibu so that it layers
Drizzle a few drops of Kahlúa on top to finish, then serve


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FAQ's

FAQ

What kind of flavors can I expect from a Golden Rough cocktail?

The Golden Rough cocktail offers a unique blend of flavors owing to its distinct ingredients. You can expect a sweet, nutty taste from the Frangelico, a smooth, rich coffee flavor from the coffee liqueur, and a tropical, slightly sweet and creamy coconut essence from the coconut rum. These flavors combine to create a rich, dessert-like experience, perfect for those who enjoy a sweeter, nuanced cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Is the Golden Rough cocktail suitable for those who prefer less strong alcoholic drinks?

Yes, the Golden Rough cocktail could be suitable for those who prefer less strong alcoholic drinks, as its total alcohol content is 30%. This is relatively moderate compared to other cocktails, especially since it is served in a small shot glass totaling 30ml. The presence of sweet and creamy liqueurs also helps to mask the strong alcohol taste, making it more palatable for those sensitive to alcohol's sharpness.

FAQ

Can I make a Golden Rough cocktail if I'm missing one of the ingredients?

While the unique blend of the three specified ingredients characterizes the Golden Rough cocktail, you can attempt variations if you're missing one. For example, if you don't have Frangelico, you might use another hazelnut liqueur or a chocolate liqueur for a different, yet still enjoyable flavor profile. However, the taste will vary from the original recipe. It's always fun to experiment with substitutes, but remember that the more you deviate, the further you get from the intended taste of the Golden Rough.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve a Golden Rough cocktail?

The Golden Rough cocktail, with its sweet and indulgent profile, is perfect for dessert or as a treat at the end of a meal. Its rich flavors make it suitable for colder months or evening events. It could be a delightful addition to cocktail parties, especially themed parties or gatherings where unique, lesser-known cocktails are showcased. Given its smaller serving size, it's also an excellent choice for a tasting menu or as part of a cocktail flight.

FAQ

How does the serving size affect the enjoyment of the Golden Rough cocktail?

The serving size of the Golden Rough cocktail, being in a shot glass (30ml), makes it a concentrated experience meant to be sipped and savored slowly, despite its small volume. This serving size allows the drinker to fully enjoy and discern the complex blend of flavors from the coconut rum, coffee liqueur, and Frangelico. It's designed for those who appreciate a rich, flavorful drink without consuming a large volume of alcohol at once, making it perfect for a slow, indulgent drinking experience.

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