Kicker
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Kicker
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The Kicker cocktail is a robust blend of high-proof spirits with a citrus twist. Combining the anise-flavored kick of Sambuca and the smooth intensity of vodka, it's further spiked with ... more The Kicker cocktail is a robust blend of high-proof spirits with a citrus twist. Combining the anise-flavored kick of Sambuca and the smooth intensity of vodka, it's further spiked with a substantial quantity of tequila for a potent punch. The sharpness of the spirits is balanced with the sweetness and fizz of lemonade, while a hint of orange provides a refreshing undertone. Typically served in a cocktail glass, the Kicker offers a striking flavor profile that is both aromatic and invigorating, making it a daring choice for those who enjoy a powerful, spirited mix.
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Sambuca
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19.67% | 7.08 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Kicker

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake a Kicker cocktail to ensure its coldness and proper mixing?

To properly shake a Kicker cocktail, begin by filling a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the measured amounts of Sambuca, Vodka, Lemonade, Tequila, and Orange juice. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 10 to 15 seconds. This method chills the cocktail and ensures that all ingredients are well-mixed, providing a consistent taste and coldness.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for the Sambuca in a Kicker cocktail if I don't have it or want a different flavor profile?

Yes, if Sambuca isn't available or you wish to alter the flavor profile, consider using Anisette or Pernod as a substitute. Both possess a similar licorice flavor that can complement the other ingredients in a Kicker cocktail. Note that the substitute may slightly alter the overall taste, so adjust the amount according to your preference.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Kicker cocktail?

The ideal way to serve a Kicker cocktail is in a chilled cocktail glass. Optionally, you can garnish the rim of the glass with sugar or a small slice of orange to enhance the presentation and add a bit of zest to the drink's flavor. Serve immediately after shaking to enjoy its fullest flavor and coldness.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

A Kicker cocktail has an alcohol content of 19.67%, with a total volume of 360ml. A standard drink, in many places, is considered to have about 14 grams of pure alcohol, which roughly translates to about 10-12% alcohol by volume in a similar sized serving. Therefore, a Kicker cocktail is stronger than a standard drink, highlighting the need to consume it responsibly.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasions is the Kicker cocktail best suited for?

Given its high alcohol content and unique blend of flavors, the Kicker cocktail is best suited for lively social gatherings, parties, or celebratory events. It's a bold choice that can serve as a conversation starter or a festive highlight, ideally consumed in a setting where its strength and distinct taste can be appreciated and enjoyed responsibly.

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