Kickin Chicken
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Kickin Chicken
Cocktail recipe

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3.93 / 5
The Kickin Chicken is a robust cocktail that boasts a potent blend of whiskey and bourbon, offering a rich and intense flavor profile tailored for those who enjoy a bracing ... more The Kickin Chicken is a robust cocktail that boasts a potent blend of whiskey and bourbon, offering a rich and intense flavor profile tailored for those who enjoy a bracing spirit-forward experience. Served in a shot glass, this concoction is a blend of the spicy, bold notes of Wild Turkey Bourbon with the sweeter, smooth undertones of Yukon Jack, delivering a hearty punch that lives up to its playful name. This assertive drink is typically enjoyed in a spirited, lively atmosphere and is suited for a quick, invigorating sip rather than a leisurely drink.
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40% | 2.4 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Method
How to make a Kickin Chicken

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a shot of Wild Turkey Bourbon and a shot of Yukon Jack to a shooter glass and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What types of whiskey and bourbon are best for making the Kickin Chicken cocktail?

For the Kickin Chicken cocktail, using a high-quality bourbon and whiskey that are well-balanced in flavor is recommended. Considering the equal parts of whiskey and bourbon, choose ones that complement each other. For the bourbon, something with a rich and smooth flavor like Maker's Mark or Bulleit Bourbon works well. For the whiskey, a versatile type like Jameson or Jack Daniels can add the right character without overpowering the bourbon.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Kickin Chicken?

The Kickin Chicken is best served in a shot glass, chilled to enhance its flavors. You might consider chilling the shot glasses in the freezer for a few minutes before serving. Since it's not shaken or stirred, simply measuring and pouring the ingredients directly into the shot glass ensures the right temperature and consistency.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Kickin Chicken compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 40%, the Kickin Chicken is on the higher end of the spectrum compared to many popular cocktails. For example, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 13-15%, and a classic Mojito is around 10-15%. This makes the Kickin Chicken a strong choice, more akin to other high-alcohol content shots or cocktails like the Jägerbomb.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any recommended customizations for the Kickin Chicken cocktail to suit different tastes?

Yes, the Kickin Chicken can be customized based on personal preference. For those who enjoy sweeter drinks, adding a splash of simple syrup or honey can balance the strong alcohol kick. For a smokier flavor, substituting part of the whiskey with a smoky Scotch can add depth. Additionally, a drop of bitters can introduce complex flavors, complementing the whiskey and bourbon blend.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings work well with the Kickin Chicken?

The robust flavors of whiskey and bourbon in the Kickin Chicken make it well-suited for pairing with hearty, rich foods. Barbecued meats, smoked ribs, or a charcuterie board with aged cheeses and cured meats can complement the cocktail's strong character. For a lighter option, savory snacks like nuts or pretzels can also balance well with its high alcohol content.

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