Mersey Brown Trout
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Mersey Brown Trout
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.69 / 5
Mixing the Angostura bitters with the vodka gives a baseline 'Mersey Estuary' colour to the drink. Then the chocolate Friji gets those little brown sewage trouts swimming. Mixing the Angostura bitters with the vodka gives a baseline 'Mersey Estuary' colour to the drink. Then the chocolate Friji gets those little brown sewage trouts swimming.
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Vodka
Alcohol content
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40% | 3.6 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Mersey Brown Trout

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add three drops of Angostura bitters to the vodka over ice
Splash in the chocolate Friji, give a quick stir and serve

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

·  Bitters  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What kind of vodka is best used for the Mersey Brown Trout cocktail?

For the Mersey Brown Trout cocktail, a smooth and neutral vodka is recommended to complement the rich flavors of the chocolate milkshake without overwhelming them. High-quality, distilled vodka that is well-filtered will enhance the overall taste of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Mersey Brown Trout?

The ideal serving method for a Mersey Brown Trout is to pour it into a chilled lowball glass to help maintain its temperature. Since the cocktail is stirred and not shaken, ensuring the glass is pre-chilled can greatly enhance the drinking experience by keeping the drink cold longer.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Mersey Brown Trout stirred and not shaken?

The Mersey Brown Trout is stirred and not shaken to maintain the silky texture of the chocolate milkshake and to prevent excessive dilution of the drink. Stirring gently combines the vodka and Angostura Bitters with the milkshake, preserving its creamy consistency.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I tweak the Mersey Brown Trout cocktail to better suit my taste?

To customize the Mersey Brown Trout, consider adjusting the amount of chocolate milkshake for sweetness and texture or the quantity of Angostura Bitters for a more or less pronounced bitterness. Adding a pinch of cocoa powder or a sprinkle of chocolate shavings on top can also introduce an extra layer of chocolate flavor.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Mersey Brown Trout compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 40%, the Mersey Brown Trout is on the higher end of the spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. This is due to the substantial volume of vodka used in the recipe. In comparison, many cocktails have a more moderate alcohol content, often because they are diluted with non-alcoholic mixers or contain less spirits in their recipes.

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