Marse's Hand Grenade (Zoo City Special)
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Marse's Hand Grenade (Zoo City Special)
Cocktail recipe

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3.57 / 5
The Marse's Hand Grenade, also known as the Zoo City Special, is a powerful and intensely flavored cocktail that combines a unique mix of spirits to create a memorable drinking ... more The Marse's Hand Grenade, also known as the Zoo City Special, is a powerful and intensely flavored cocktail that combines a unique mix of spirits to create a memorable drinking experience. This high-octane concoction features an equal blend of coconut rum, vodka, melon liqueur, gin, and grain alcohol, delivering a potent punch with tropical and melon notes that are balanced by the botanicals in the gin. The cocktail is served in a highball glass, making it both a visually appealing and formidable choice for those looking to explore a more daring side of mixology. With its robust flavor profile and a name that alludes to its strength, Marse's Hand Grenade is not for the faint of heart and is a popular choice among patrons looking for a drink that both challenges and delights the palate.
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Coconut rum
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47% | 10.58 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Marse's Hand Grenade (Zoo City Special)

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir together gin, grain alcohol, Malibu, Midori and vodka in a highball glass filled with ice and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Marse's Hand Grenade compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 47%, Marse's Hand Grenade is significantly stronger than many standard cocktails, which typically fall between 10% and 30% alcohol by volume (ABV). Its high proof is due to the combination of spirits including grain alcohol, making it a potent choice among cocktails.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific technique to stirring the Marse's Hand Grenade cocktail?

For Marse's Hand Grenade, since the instructions specifically mention that it is not shaken but stirred, the technique is straightforward. Use a long spoon to stir the ingredients gently in the glass. The key is to combine the liquids evenly without creating too much dilution or froth, which would happen if shaken.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Marse's Hand Grenade for the best experience?

The Marse's Hand Grenade should be served in a highball glass to accommodate its volume and allow for some ice. Given its strength and flavor profile, serving it cold is essential, so consider filling the glass with ice before adding the mixed ingredients. This keeps the cocktail cool and slightly dilutes the mix, making it more palatable.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredient in Marse's Hand Grenade if I don't have everything available?

While specific flavors define Marse's Hand Grenade, in the absence of certain ingredients, you can experiment. For example, if you're missing coconut rum, try using a plain white rum and a dash of coconut flavoring or syrup. For melon liqueur, a watermelon or cucumber syrup could offer a fresh, albeit different, twist. Always be mindful that substitutions may significantly alter the final taste.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasion is Marse's Hand Grenade most suitable for?

Given its strength and unique flavor profile, Marse's Hand Grenade is best suited for lively and informal gatherings such as parties or celebratory events. Its potent mix makes it a conversation starter but should be enjoyed responsibly due to its high alcohol content.

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