Mad Dog
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Mad Dog
Cocktail recipe

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The Mad Dog cocktail is a visually striking, layered shot combining the creamy texture of Bailey's Irish Cream with the spicy, cinnamon kick of Aftershock (Red). Served in a shot ... more The Mad Dog cocktail is a visually striking, layered shot combining the creamy texture of Bailey's Irish Cream with the spicy, cinnamon kick of Aftershock (Red). Served in a shot glass, this concoction delivers a quick hit of contrasting flavors that are creamy and soothing on one end, with a bold, warming spice on the other. Its distinctive combination provides a unique tasting experience that is often appealing for those looking to try something different from the standard shot offerings at a bar.
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Base ingredient
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Bailey's
Alcohol content
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23.5% | 0.71 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl

Method
How to make a Mad Dog

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add half a shot of red Aftershock to a shot glass
Then carefully pour in half a shot of Baileys Irish Cream so that it layers on top, and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What are the flavor profiles of Bailey's and Aftershock (Red) used in Mad Dog?

Bailey's Irish Cream has a rich, creamy texture with notes of chocolate and vanilla, providing a sweet base for the cocktail. Aftershock (Red), on the other hand, is known for its sweet cinnamon flavor with a spicy kick, which adds a distinctive contrast to the smoothness of Bailey's.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Mad Dog cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The Mad Dog cocktail is best served cold in a shot glass. Chilling both the Bailey's and Aftershock (Red) before pouring can enhance their flavors and make the cocktail more refreshing. Pouring the Aftershock first followed by Bailey's can create a visual layering effect, adding to the presentation.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Mad Dog compare to other popular shots?

With an alcohol content of 23.5%, the Mad Dog is moderately strong compared to other popular shots. For instance, straight spirits like vodka or whiskey typically have an alcohol content of around 40%, while other mixed shot drinks can vary widely in strength. The Mad Dog offers a balanced option for those looking for a flavorful shot with a moderate kick.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific method to layer the ingredients in a Mad Dog for the best taste and presentation?

For the best presentation and to ensure the flavors meld correctly, carefully pour the Aftershock (Red) into the shot glass first, then slowly layer the Bailey's over the back of a spoon. This technique helps to create a distinct layer between the two, enhancing both the look and the tasting experience.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any popular variations or customizations for the Mad Dog cocktail?

A popular variation involves adding a drop of grenadine syrup to the center of the shot after layering the Bailey's and Aftershock (Red), creating a 'bleeding' effect that not only looks impressive but also adds a slightly sweet and tart flavor to the cocktail. Some also experiment with different flavors of Aftershock or substitute other creamy liqueurs in place of Bailey's for a personalized touch.

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