Kidney Killer
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Kidney Killer
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.99 / 5
The Kidney Killer is a potent cocktail that combines the bold flavors of tequila and whiskey into a single shot glass. Known for its straightforward mixology, this drink brings together ... more The Kidney Killer is a potent cocktail that combines the bold flavors of tequila and whiskey into a single shot glass. Known for its straightforward mixology, this drink brings together the distinct characteristics of two strong spirits, with tequila providing a sharp, earthy bite, complemented by the deep and complex notes of whiskey. Presented typically in a concise 60ml quantity, the Kidney Killer is served chilled and is designed for those who appreciate an intense, alcoholic kick without additional mixers or dilution. Its name suggests a certain level of notoriety, hinting at its strength and the caution one should take when indulging in this robust beverage.
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Tequila
Alcohol content
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40% | 2.4 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Kidney Killer is a no-frills, high-octane shot that throws tequila and whiskey into the ring together, leading to a fiery showdown that's not for the faint-hearted but perfect for those who appreciate bold, undiluted spirits.

Method
How to make a Kidney Killer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add both ingredients into a shooter glass and serve
~ Optionally you can add coke. ~


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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Kidney Killer compare to other cocktails?

The Kidney Killer has a high alcohol content of 40%, which is significantly higher compared to many classic and popular cocktails like the Margarita or the Mojito, which typically have an alcohol content around 10-20%. This makes the Kidney Killer a particularly strong drink, meant for sipping slowly or in moderation.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Kidney Killer?

The Kidney Killer should be served cold in a shot glass, without being shaken or stirred. This preserves the potent mix of tequila and whiskey, offering a straightforward and strong flavor. Given its high alcohol content, it's often taken as a shot rather than sipped.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute one of the ingredients in the Kidney Killer without changing the flavor profile too much?

Given the simple two-ingredient recipe of the Kidney Killer, substituting either the tequila or the whiskey would significantly alter the drink's flavor profile. However, if necessary, you could opt for a similar type of whiskey (e.g., bourbon instead of rye) or a different style of tequila (e.g., reposado instead of blanco) to maintain a balance between the strong flavors.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What kind of occasion is most suitable for serving the Kidney Killer?

Due to its high alcohol content and potent taste, the Kidney Killer is best suited for occasions that call for strong, impactful drinks, such as celebratory toasts, bachelor parties, or as a bold end to a adventurous night out. It's not recommended for casual drinking due to its strength.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Kidney Killer to make it more palatable for guests?

To make the Kidney Killer more palatable, consider adding a sweet or sour mixer in small quantities to soften its strong alcohol bite, such as a splash of lime juice or simple syrup. You can also serve it chilled to mellow the flavors a bit. Garnishing with a lime wedge or maraschino cherry can also add a visual and taste appeal to the drink.

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