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Holiday
Cocktail recipe

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The "Holiday" cocktail is a simple yet indulgent drink that combines the creamy sweetness of Bailey's with the rich warmth of whiskey. Served in a lowball glass, this cocktail is ... more The "Holiday" cocktail is a simple yet indulgent drink that combines the creamy sweetness of Bailey's with the rich warmth of whiskey. Served in a lowball glass, this cocktail is often enjoyed for its comforting flavors that make it a suitable choice for sipping leisurely during holiday seasons or cooler weather. The mix of Bailey's and whiskey creates a smooth, velvety texture with notes of chocolate and spice, offering a delightful blend that is both easy to make and pleasing to the palate. The Holiday cocktail's straightforward composition allows the characteristics of the whiskey to shine through, complemented by the liqueur's sweetness, making it a festive and cozy beverage option.
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30.8% | 2.31 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Holiday

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the ingredients directly to a lowball glass filled with ice cubes
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Holiday cocktail compare to a standard drink?

The Holiday cocktail has an alcohol content of 30.8% in a total volume of 75ml, making it stronger than a standard drink. A standard drink usually contains about 14 grams of pure alcohol, which is roughly equivalent to a 44ml serving of 40% ABV liquor. Given its volume and alcohol content, the Holiday cocktail exceeds this standard, making it a potent choice.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Holiday cocktail for maximum enjoyment?

The best way to serve the Holiday cocktail is in a lowball glass, as recommended. Ensure the ingredients - Bailey's and whiskey - are well-chilled before use. Stir the ingredients gently with ice to achieve a balanced coldness without diluting the cocktail's strong flavors too much, then serve immediately. Garnishing is optional, but a light dusting of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick can complement its rich flavors.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Holiday cocktail?

Given its name and rich, warming ingredients, the Holiday cocktail is most suitable for wintertime gatherings, holiday parties, and festive celebrations. Its creamy, indulgent flavor profile makes it a perfect after-dinner drink or a cozy companion for a chilly evening.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Are there any recommended substitutions for Bailey's in the Holiday cocktail if it's not available?

If Bailey's is not available, you can substitute it with another Irish cream liqueur of a similar quality. Alternatively, for a different twist, you could use a cream-based liqueur with a distinct flavor profile, such as a hazelnut or almond cream liqueur. Keep in mind that substituting Bailey's will alter the original taste of the Holiday cocktail.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific method recommended for stirring the Holiday cocktail?

Yes, the Holiday cocktail benefits from a methodical stirring process to ensure it is well-chilled and properly mixed without being overly diluted. Use a long spoon to gently stir the mixture in the lowball glass filled with ice for about 20 to 30 seconds. This technique helps to maintain the cocktail’s rich texture and strong, smooth flavors.

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