Hairy Buffalo
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Hairy Buffalo
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The Hairy Buffalo is a bold and spicy cocktail that combines the distinct flavors of whiskey and tequila, often using Jack Daniels as the whiskey of choice. The addition of ... more The Hairy Buffalo is a bold and spicy cocktail that combines the distinct flavors of whiskey and tequila, often using Jack Daniels as the whiskey of choice. The addition of Tabasco sauce adds a fiery kick to the drink, making it a choice for those who appreciate a bit of heat in their beverages. Typically served in a shot glass, the Hairy Buffalo is typically consumed as a shooter, characterized by its robust flavor profile that unapologetically marries the depth of whiskey with the spirited punch of tequila, complemented by the peppery zing from the Tabasco sauce. This cocktail's aggressive name hints at its potency and is sure to be a conversation starter at any gathering.
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40% | 2.4 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Hairy Buffalo

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add one part Jack Daniels and one part tequila to a shooter glass, then add around twenty drops of Tabasco sauce
Finish it with a rub of Tabasco around the rim, and serve

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Hairy Buffalo?

The Hairy Buffalo is served in a shot glass, indicating it's best enjoyed as a quick, potent drink rather than sipped slowly. Since it's served cold, you might want to chill the shot glasses in the freezer beforehand to enhance the coldness of the drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the whiskey or tequila in a Hairy Buffalo?

Yes, you can substitute either the whiskey or tequila to suit your taste or based on what you have available. Consider using rum or vodka if you prefer a different flavor profile. The taste will change, but the essence of the cocktail will remain strong and bold.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Hairy Buffalo compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 40%, the Hairy Buffalo is on the higher end of the spectrum compared to many other cocktails. It's significantly stronger than most standard mixed drinks or cocktails, which typically range between 10% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV).

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should the Hairy Buffalo be shaken or stirred before serving?

The Hairy Buffalo does not require shaking or stirring before serving. Its preparation involves directly combining the ingredients in the shot glass. However, ensuring the ingredients are well-chilled before serving can improve the drinking experience.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving a Hairy Buffalo?

Given its strong alcohol content and bold flavor from the whiskey, tequila, and Tabasco sauce, the Hairy Buffalo is best suited for lively, adult gatherings where participants are looking for a potent, quick drink. It might be especially popular at parties, celebrations, or as a daring novelty shot in bars.

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