Black Death
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Black Death
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.65 / 5
Black Death is a potent and flavorful cocktail that packs a punch with its combination of coconut rum, vodka, peach schnapps, triple sec, white rum, gin, blackcurrant cordial, grenadine, and ... more Black Death is a potent and flavorful cocktail that packs a punch with its combination of coconut rum, vodka, peach schnapps, triple sec, white rum, gin, blackcurrant cordial, grenadine, and orange liqueur. Originating from the gothic-themed bars and clubs in the late 1990s, this cocktail is named after the infamous plague that swept through Europe in the 14th century. Its dark and mysterious appearance, with layers of red and black hues, gives a nod to the ominous name. The combination of fruity, citrusy, and sweet flavors from the various liqueurs and spirits create a rich and complex taste that lingers on the palate. The balance of sweetness and strength make Black Death a popular choice for those looking for a unique and bold cocktail experience.
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Base ingredient
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Coconut rum
Alcohol content
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25.56% | 6.9 units *

Method
How to make a Black Death

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a shot of each white spirit into a tall glass over ice until it reaches just above halfway
Then add a shot of grenadine and Blue curaçao together
Finally drop a shot of blackcurrant into the glass and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Blackcurrant Cordial for something else in the Black Death cocktail?

Yes, if blackcurrant cordial is not available, you can substitute it with creme de cassis or a mixture of blackberry syrup and a bit of lemon juice to maintain the fruity and slightly acidic flavor profile that complements the other ingredients.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the best way to serve the Black Death cocktail?

The Black Death cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. Considering its strong alcohol content and flavorful mix, serving it over ice can help to dilute and balance the flavors a bit, making it more palatable. A slice of lemon or lime on the rim can also add a refreshing twist.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Black Death compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 25.56%, the Black Death is considerably stronger than many classic cocktails, which typically range from 15% to 22% alcohol by volume. It contains a high number of spirits, making it more potent than drinks like the Margarita or the Mojito.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for the Black Death cocktail?

Due to its powerful combination of flavors and high alcohol content, the Black Death cocktail might be best suited for lively parties or celebratory events where guests are looking for something unique and strong. It might be a bit too intense for casual drinking or more formal occasions.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Black Death cocktail to make it sweeter or less alcohol-dense?

To make the Black Death sweeter, consider adding more grenadine or a splash of simple syrup. For a less alcohol-dense version, you can reduce the amounts of the spirits slightly and replace the volume with a non-alcoholic mixer like soda water or lemonade, which will also make the drink more refreshing.

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