Merissimo
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Merissimo
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.76 / 5
The Merissimo is a layered shot-style cocktail that brings together the rich creaminess of Baileys Irish Cream with the deep, roasted flavors of coffee liqueur, and the citrusy sweetness of ... more The Merissimo is a layered shot-style cocktail that brings together the rich creaminess of Baileys Irish Cream with the deep, roasted flavors of coffee liqueur, and the citrusy sweetness of Triple Sec. Served in a shot glass, this cocktail is a blend of sweet and smooth with a complex flavor profile that provides a delightful sip and is generally taken all in one go. The creamy texture of the Baileys juxtaposed with the intensity of the coffee liqueur and the brightness of the Triple Sec creates a multi-dimensional tasting experience. Ideal for those who enjoy a dessert-like drink with a kick, the Merissimo may appeal to fans of after-dinner beverages or as a bold start to a night out.
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Bailey's
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25.67% | 0.77 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Merissimo

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a shot glass add a third part Kahlúa, a third part Baileys Irish Cream and a third part Triple Sec
Light on fire and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Merissimo cocktail to suit what I have available?

Yes, you can substitute ingredients in the Merissimo cocktail to match what you have on hand, though it may alter the taste. For example, if you don't have Bailey's, you could use another type of Irish Cream. If Coffee Liqueur or Triple Sec isn't available, consider using a different type of liqueur with a similar flavor profile, like using an orange liqueur for Triple Sec. Keep in mind that substitutions can change the overall flavor and alcohol content.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the best way to serve the Merissimo?

The Merissimo is best served cold in a shot glass, as per the original recipe. You can pre-chill the glass to keep the drink colder for longer. This cocktail is not shaken or stirred but directly combined, so ensure the ingredients are well-chilled before serving for the best experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Merissimo compare to other cocktails?

The Merissimo has an alcohol content of 25.67%, which positions it on the higher end of the spectrum for shot-sized cocktails but is relatively moderate when compared to cocktails served in larger volumes. Compared to a classic Margarita (around 40%) or a Martini (up to 45%), the Merissimo is weaker, making it a good choice for those who prefer a less potent drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Merissimo to make it more suited to my taste?

To customize the Merissimo, consider adjusting the ratios of the ingredients based on your taste preferences. If you prefer a sweeter drink, you could increase the Bailey's proportion. For a zestier kick, up the amount of Triple Sec. You can also experiment by adding a dash of vanilla extract or cinnamon for an extra layer of flavor. Customizations should respect the balance of the original ingredients for the best results.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best for serving the Merissimo cocktail?

The Merissimo, with its rich and indulgent flavors from Bailey's and Coffee Liqueur, is well-suited for after-dinner sipping or as a dessert cocktail. Its shot glass presentation and quick preparation make it ideal for parties or gatherings where a simple yet flavorful drink can be appreciated. Special events like New Year's Eve or adult birthday celebrations can be made more memorable with this unique concoction.

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