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Hummer
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The Hummer cocktail is an indulgent and creamy concoction known for marrying the rich, bold flavors of coffee liqueur with the smoothness of white rum, creating a delightful blend of ... more The Hummer cocktail is an indulgent and creamy concoction known for marrying the rich, bold flavors of coffee liqueur with the smoothness of white rum, creating a delightful blend of sweetness and warmth. Its texture is amplified with the addition of vanilla ice cream, adding a luxurious creaminess to the drink, while a touch of nutmeg garnish contributes a subtle, spicy undertone. Served in a highball glass, the Hummer has become a favorite for those looking for a dessert-like cocktail experience with a kick. Perfect for after-dinner sipping, this cocktail is both a treat for the palate and a feast for the senses.
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White rum
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10.59% | 1.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Hummer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the ingredients to a blender and blend together
Pour over ice into a highball glass and serve

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·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use dark rum instead of white rum in a Hummer cocktail?

Yes, you can use dark rum instead of white rum in a Hummer cocktail. This substitution might change the flavor profile slightly, giving it a richer taste due to the molasses content in dark rum, but it can be an interesting variation.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works well with a Hummer cocktail?

A sprinkle of nutmeg on top of the cocktail or a small mint sprig can enhance the appearance and aroma of a Hummer. Adding a chocolate shaving or a coffee bean as a garnish could also complement the flavors of the coffee liqueur and vanilla ice cream.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is it best to serve the Hummer cocktail immediately after preparation?

Yes, it's best to serve the Hummer cocktail immediately after preparation to enjoy the creamy texture and coldness of the vanilla ice cream at its best. Delaying could result in a melted and diluted consistency, impacting the overall experience.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of a Hummer cocktail?

To make a non-alcoholic version of a Hummer cocktail, you can substitute the coffee liqueur with a coffee-flavored syrup or decaffeinated coffee for those avoiding caffeine, and use a rum-flavored non-alcoholic beverage instead of white rum. Keep the vanilla ice cream and nutmeg to maintain the creamy texture and spiced flavor.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Hummer compare to other creamy cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 10.59%, the Hummer cocktail has a relatively moderate alcohol content compared to other creamy cocktails. For instance, a White Russian, which also includes coffee liqueur and cream (or milk), typically has a higher alcohol content due to the larger volume of vodka. The Hummer is a good choice for those seeking a less potent, creamy cocktail option.

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