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B&B
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B&B is a classic cocktail that combines the rich, creamy flavors of Bailey's Irish Cream with the robust and bold taste of brandy. This decadent drink originated in the 1970s ... more B&B is a classic cocktail that combines the rich, creamy flavors of Bailey's Irish Cream with the robust and bold taste of brandy. This decadent drink originated in the 1970s as a nod to the popular brandy and Benedictine cocktail known as the B&B. The smooth, sweet notes of Bailey's are perfectly complemented by the warming and slightly spicy notes of brandy. The combination of these two ingredients results in a rich and indulgent drink that is perfect as an after-dinner treat or a cozy nightcap. The creaminess of Bailey's combined with the warming alcohol of brandy creates a harmonious and well-balanced flavor profile that is sure to delight any palate.
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28.5% | 1.71 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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

Method
How to make a B&B

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour equal measures of each ingredient into a shot glass and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What types of brandy can be used in a B&B cocktail?

In a B&B cocktail, you can use a variety of brandies, ranging from traditional Cognac or Armagnac to fruit brandies like apple or pear brandy. The choice of brandy can influence the flavor profile of the cocktail, with Cognac offering a rich, smooth taste, while fruit brandies introduce a lighter, sweeter note.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is the B&B cocktail traditionally served in a shot glass?

Yes, the B&B cocktail is traditionally served in a shot glass due to its potent ingredients and small total volume. This serving method enhances its character as a sipping drink rather than one to be consumed quickly.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a B&B compare to a standard beer or wine?

The alcohol content of a B&B cocktail is significantly higher than that of standard beer or wine. With an alcohol content of 28.5%, it exceeds most beers (typically around 4-6%) and wines (usually around 12-15%). It’s intended for slow sipping rather than casual drinking.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I adjust the ratio of Bailey's to brandy in a B&B to suit my taste?

Yes, you can customize the ratio of Bailey's to brandy in a B&B cocktail according to your preference. While the classic ratio is 1:1, you may adjust it if you prefer the creaminess of Bailey's or the robust flavor of brandy to dominate. Experimenting with different proportions can help you find your perfect balance.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

If I don't have Bailey's, what can I use as a substitute in a B&B cocktail?

If you don't have Bailey's, you can use other cream liqueurs as a substitute in a B&B cocktail. Options include other Irish cream liqueurs or even cream-based liqueurs with different flavor profiles, such as almond (amaretto cream) or chocolate liqueurs. Each substitute will slightly alter the flavor, offering a unique twist on the classic B&B.

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