Blackjacks
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Blackjacks
Cocktail recipe

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Blackjacks is a bold and rich cocktail with a history as intriguing as its flavor profile. It originated in England, where it is often referred to as a "medical drink", ... more Blackjacks is a bold and rich cocktail with a history as intriguing as its flavor profile. It originated in England, where it is often referred to as a "medical drink", or a cure for common ailments. The drink is a simple blend of whiskey and black Sambuca, creating a potent and complex flavor that is both sweet and smoky. Sambuca, being an anise-flavored liqueur, adds a distinctive licorice taste to the cocktail, while the whiskey provides a warm and smooth finish. This combination of ingredients makes Blackjacks a strong and flavorful drink, perfect for sipping on a cold evening or enjoying as a nightcap. Overall, this classic cocktail is not only a cure for the common cold, but also a treat for the taste buds.
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38.5% | 1.54 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Blackjacks

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the sambuca into a shot glass, then use a teaspoon to layer of Jack Daniel's on top and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of whiskey is recommended for Blackjacks?

For Blackjacks, a smooth and mild whiskey is recommended to complement the strong flavor of the black Sambuca. A blended whiskey or a lighter single malt Scotch could work well in this cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific way to layer the ingredients in a Blackjacks cocktail?

Yes, there is a technique to achieve the layered look often desired in a Blackjacks cocktail. Pour the Sambuca first into the shot glass, and then gently pour the whiskey over the back of a spoon placed just above the surface of the Sambuca. This helps the whiskey to float on top of the Sambuca, creating a layered effect.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Blackjacks compare to other common cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 38.5%, Blackjacks have a higher alcohol concentration than many other cocktails, particularly those that include mixers or are served in larger volumes. This high alcohol content is due to the exclusive use of spirits (whiskey and Sambuca) without any dilution from non-alcoholic ingredients.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving Blackjacks?

Blackjacks, with their strong and potent flavor profile, are well-suited for late-night gatherings, Halloween parties, or as a bold beginning to a night out. Their distinct appearance and taste make them a memorable choice for adult celebrations.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I modify the cocktail to make it less strong?

Yes, to make a less potent version of Blackjacks, consider adding a splash of water or a few ice cubes to dilute the alcohol strength. Alternatively, you can increase the proportion of Sambuca to whiskey, as Sambuca typically has a slightly lower alcohol content than most whiskeys.

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