Half-life
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Half-life
Cocktail recipe

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The Half-life cocktail is a potent mix that features the strong, herbal notes of absinthe as its base, complemented by the warmth of whiskey. The inclusion of mint leaves adds ... more The Half-life cocktail is a potent mix that features the strong, herbal notes of absinthe as its base, complemented by the warmth of whiskey. The inclusion of mint leaves adds a refreshing, aromatic dimension to the drink, while sugar provides a touch of sweetness to balance the intense flavors. The addition of iced tea introduces a mellow, slightly tannic quality that rounds out the cocktail, making for a complex and invigorating beverage. Typically served in a highball glass, the Half-life cocktail offers a bold flavor experience that is likely to appeal to those with an appreciation for spirit-forward drinks with herbal undertones.
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Absinthe
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32.43% | 3.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Half-life

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Crush the mint leaf, then add along with all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice
Stir and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different spirit for whiskey in the Half-life cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute whiskey with another spirit in the Half-life cocktail. Consider using bourbon for a sweeter note or rye for a spicier kick. However, keep in mind that the substitution will alter the original flavor profile of the cocktail.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Half-life cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Half-life cocktail is stirred and not shaken to preserve the clarity and smoothness of the drink. Stirring is a gentler technique that mixes the ingredients well without introducing air bubbles, keeping the cocktail clear and ensuring a silky texture.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Half-life cocktail to enhance its flavors?

To best serve the Half-life cocktail and enhance its flavors, use a chilled highball glass. Add ice to the glass before pouring in the cocktail to keep it cold. Additionally, stirring the cocktail well with ice before straining can help to dilute and balance the strong flavors of absinthe and whiskey.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Half-life compare with that of other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 32.43%, the Half-life cocktail has a higher alcohol content than many classic cocktails like the Mojito or Margarita, which typically range from 10% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). It's closer in strength to stronger cocktails such as the Martini or Manhattan.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works well with the Half-life cocktail to complement its flavors?

A garnish of fresh mint leaves works well with the Half-life cocktail, complementing the mint already used in the recipe and enhancing the herbal notes of the absinthe. Additionally, a lemon twist could add a bright, citrus aroma, balancing the sweetness and providing a visually appealing touch.

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