I Am Sam
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I Am Sam
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The "I Am Sam" cocktail is a simple, bold combination of Italian liqueurs, featuring equal parts Sambuca and Amaretto. The Sambuca brings a strong, anise-flavored base, with a slight sweetness, ... more The "I Am Sam" cocktail is a simple, bold combination of Italian liqueurs, featuring equal parts Sambuca and Amaretto. The Sambuca brings a strong, anise-flavored base, with a slight sweetness, while the Amaretto contributes a rich and nutty almond flavor with a hint of sweetness, creating a unique and contrasting taste profile. Served in a shot glass, this cocktail offers a quick, intense sipping experience that highlights the herbal and sweet nuances of its two ingredients. Its simplicity is perfect for those looking to enjoy the distinct characteristics of these popular Italian spirits in a potent, small-volume mix.
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Sambuca
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33% | 0.99 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl

Method
How to make a I Am Sam

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add amaretto and sambuca to a shot glass and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What are the main flavor profiles of the ingredients used in I Am Sam?

Sambuca, a key ingredient in I Am Sam, offers a licorice or anise flavor due to its aniseed component, while Amaretto adds a sweet, slightly bitter almond flavor. Combining these two in equal parts balances sweet and herbal notes in the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended way to serve the I Am Sam cocktail?

The I Am Sam cocktail should be served in a shot glass, chilled but not shaken or stirred. This method preserves the distinct layers and flavor profiles of Sambuca and Amaretto while offering a cold, sharp drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in I Am Sam compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 33%, I Am Sam has a relatively high alcohol content compared to many classic cocktails which often range around 25% to 30%. Its potency is notable for a shot-sized drink, making it stronger than the average cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

For which occasions is I Am Sam particularly suited?

Given its strong flavor and high alcohol content, I Am Sam is suited for occasions that call for short, impactful drinks—such as parties, celebrations, or as a bold after-dinner digestif.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can one customize the I Am Sam cocktail to suit personal taste?

To customize I Am Sam, adjustments can be made to the ratio of Sambuca to Amaretto depending on one's preference for sweetness or herbal flavor. Additionally, introducing a dash of cream or garnishing with a cherry can add layers to its taste and presentation.

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