Liquid Tarmac
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Liquid Tarmac
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3.91 / 5
The Liquid Tarmac is a robust cocktail that harmonizes the rich, bitter notes of coffee liqueur with the herbaceous and anise-like flavors of Jägermeister. The inclusion of cola introduces a ... more The Liquid Tarmac is a robust cocktail that harmonizes the rich, bitter notes of coffee liqueur with the herbaceous and anise-like flavors of Jägermeister. The inclusion of cola introduces a familiar fizziness and sweetness, creating a balance with the deeper, more intense liquors. A touch of lime adds a subtle tangy twist, which can elevate the overall taste experience. Served in a highball glass, this cocktail offers a complex profile that is characterized by its dark color and bold taste, reminiscent of the cocktail's namesake in both appearance and depth of flavor.
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Jagermeister
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7.86% | 1.65 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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30ml 1oz 3cl
150ml 5.07oz 15cl
Wedge Wedge Wedge
30ml 1oz 3cl

Method
How to make a Liquid Tarmac

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add two slices of lime into a highball glass and muddle
Add ice to the glass
Add one shot of Jägermeister and one shot of Kahlúa to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into the highball glass
Top up with coke and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Highball  ·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How can I achieve the best blend of flavors when making a Liquid Tarmac?

To ensure the best blend of flavors for your Liquid Tarmac, begin by chilling your highball glass. Add ice to the glass first, then pour in the coffee liqueur and Jagermeister over the ice. Top with cola, gently stir to combine the ingredients without aggressively mixing to retain the carbonation of the cola. Finally, squeeze a wedge of lime over the drink and drop it in. This method preserves the layered taste and adds a refreshing citrus note.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the cola in a Liquid Tarmac with another type of soda?

Yes, you can substitute the cola with another type of soda in a Liquid Tarmac. If you're looking to maintain the drink's dark color and slightly bitter edge, a dark root beer or a ginger beer could be interesting alternatives. However, keep in mind that the substitution will alter the original taste profile, potentially creating a completely new drink experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal setting or occasion to serve a Liquid Tarmac?

The Liquid Tarmac, given its unique combination of coffee liqueur, cola, Jagermeister, and a hint of lime, fits well in casual get-togethers or themed parties, especially those with a darker, edgier vibe. Its intriguing mix of ingredients makes it a conversation starter, suitable for evening events or a late-night bar setting where guests are open to experimenting with bold flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Liquid Tarmac compare with that of a typical beer?

With a 7.86% alcohol content, a Liquid Tarmac is slightly higher in alcohol by volume (ABV) than most standard beers, which typically range from 4% to 6% ABV. It makes the Liquid Tarmac a stronger option, providing a bit more punch in terms of alcohol strength, making it an excellent choice for those looking for a drink with a bit more potency than beer.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some creative ways to customize a Liquid Tarmac?

To customize a Liquid Tarmac, consider experimenting with the proportions of the liquor to adjust the sweetness or bitterness to your liking. Adding a dash of cream or milk can soften the sharp flavors for those preferring a milder taste. For a vibrant twist, garnish with an orange peel instead of a lime wedge, or add a few dashes of bitters for an extra layer of complexity. You can also try different brands of coffee liqueur or cola to alter the base flavors subtly.

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