Menge
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Menge
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.96 / 5
The cocktail known as Menge is a distinctive blend that combines the tropical essence of coconut rum with the rich, deep notes of coffee liqueur. This concoction is rounded out ... more The cocktail known as Menge is a distinctive blend that combines the tropical essence of coconut rum with the rich, deep notes of coffee liqueur. This concoction is rounded out with the robust character of whiskey and the sweet, complex layers of port. The varied ingredients create a unique flavor profile that might appeal to those who enjoy bold and multifaceted drinks. Served in a classic lowball glass, the Menge offers a sip of indulgence with each of its varied components contributing to a potent and intriguing mix that stands out among simpler cocktails.
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Coconut rum
Alcohol content
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29.5% | 3.54 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Menge is an adventurous concoction where tropical coconut rum meets the deep, aromatic layers of coffee liqueur and whiskey, topped off with the rich sweetness of port. This cocktail is a bold choice for the flavor-seeker, perfect for sipping slowly and savoring every complex note.

Method
How to make a Menge

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the ingredients directly to a lowball glass filled with ice cubes
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Menge cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Menge cocktail is stirred and not shaken to preserve the clarity and smoothness of the drink. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without aerating the mixture, which can lead to a more cohesive and refined flavor profile, ideal for the delicate balance of coconut rum, coffee liqueur, whiskey, and port.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the whiskey in the Menge cocktail with another spirit?

Yes, you can substitute the whiskey in the Menge cocktail with another dark spirit of your preference. Bourbon or dark rum could be good alternatives, offering a similar depth and complexity to the cocktail. However, remember that each spirit has its unique flavor profile, which will slightly alter the final taste of the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Menge cocktail?

The best way to serve the Menge cocktail is in a lowball glass, over a large ice cube or sphere. This ensures that the drink stays cold while diluting minimally, maintaining its robust flavor. Garnishing with a twist of orange peel or a maraschino cherry can add an aromatic finishing touch.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Menge compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 29.5%, the Menge cocktail is slightly stronger than the average cocktail, which typically ranges from 15% to 25% alcohol by volume (ABV). Its combination of coconut rum, coffee liqueur, whiskey, and port contributes to its higher potency, making it a drink best savored slowly.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are suitable for enjoying the Menge cocktail?

The Menge cocktail, with its rich blend of flavors from coconut rum, coffee liqueur, whiskey, and port, is best suited for after-dinner sipping or as a sophisticated evening drink. Its complexity and higher alcohol content make it an excellent choice for relaxing occasions or as a nightcap.

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