Gotcha
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Gotcha
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The Gotcha cocktail is a bold and creamy concoction that unites the rich, velvety texture of Bailey's Irish Cream with the sharp tang of lime juice, creating a surprising contrast. ... more The Gotcha cocktail is a bold and creamy concoction that unites the rich, velvety texture of Bailey's Irish Cream with the sharp tang of lime juice, creating a surprising contrast. This flavor complexity is further deepened by the warm, smoky notes of whiskey, while a hint of sweetness and a nutty undertone emerge from the addition of Amaretto. Typically served in a shot glass, the Gotcha provides a layered tasting experience that is suited for sipping due to its unique blend of ingredients, offering a flavor profile that ranges from citrusy zing to comforting sweetness with a hint of whiskey bite.
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23.67% | 1.42 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Gotcha

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir all ingredients together in a large shot glass and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Gotcha cocktail stirred and not shaken?

Stirring the Gotcha cocktail, which is a mix of Bailey's, Lime juice, Whiskey, and Amaretto, gently combines the ingredients without introducing too much air. This results in a smooth, clear shot that preserves the delicate balance of flavors, especially the creamy texture of Bailey's and the subtle notes of the other components.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Gotcha compare to other common cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 23.67%, the Gotcha cocktail falls into the mid-range category of alcoholic strength for cocktails. It is stronger than light cocktails such as a Mimosa (approximately 10% alcohol) but not as potent as high-alcohol content drinks like a Martini (around 30% or higher depending on the recipe).

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Gotcha cocktail?

The Gotcha cocktail is best served cold in a shot glass. This presentation emphasizes its intended quick, intense enjoyment and highlights the visual appeal. To properly serve, the mixture should be stirred over ice to chill, then strained into the shot glass to maintain its cold temperature and smooth texture.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Gotcha cocktail without drastically changing the flavor?

Yes, you can substitute ingredients in the Gotcha cocktail, but careful to maintain its balance. For instance, if Bailey's is too specific, try another cream liqueur but expect a slightly different taste. Instead of Amaretto, consider another nut-flavored liqueur. These substitutions can offer variations while keeping the spirit of the original cocktail.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings work well with the Gotcha cocktail?

Given its unique blend of creamy, tart, and nutty flavors, the Gotcha cocktail pairs well with rich desserts or sharp, aged cheeses. Desserts like chocolate lava cake or tiramisu can complement its creaminess, while a selection of aged cheddar or gorgonzola can counterbalance its sweetness with their potent flavors.

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