Messer Special
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Messer Special
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The Messer Special cocktail is a robust blend that brings together a variety of beverage types for a unique drinking experience. Served in a pint glass, this cocktail combines the ... more The Messer Special cocktail is a robust blend that brings together a variety of beverage types for a unique drinking experience. Served in a pint glass, this cocktail combines the maltiness of lager with the smooth sweetness of cider, creating a rich base. To this, the sharp tanginess of blackcurrant cordial adds a fruity edge that complements the complexity of the beer and cider fusion. Vibrant 60ml of vodka provides a robust kick, elevating the cocktail's intensity, while a generous addition of energy drink injects a burst of effervescence and a characteristically sweet, taurine-accented taste that completes this eclectic mix. Designed for those who enjoy adventurous, potent cocktails, the Messer Special packs a punch with its varied flavor profile and large volume.
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5.78% | 5.2 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Messer Special

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Make up a pint from the lager, cider and blackcurrant and serve
Once the drink has been drunk down to the bottom of the knuckle of the pint glass, add double vodka with ice
Fill to top with Red Bull and serve again

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended way to serve the Messer Special?

The Messer Special should be served cold in a pint glass. Given its unique combination of ingredients, it's best not to dilute it with ice. Serve immediately after mixing the ingredients to maintain its fizz and ensure the best taste experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the blackcurrant cordial in the Messer Special?

Yes, you can substitute the blackcurrant cordial with another fruit cordial of your preference, such as raspberry or blueberry, to tweak the flavor profile to your liking. However, ensure that the substitute complements the other ingredients, particularly the energy drink and the cider.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Messer Special compare to a standard beer?

The Messer Special has an alcohol content of 5.78%, which is comparable to many standard beers, which typically range from 4% to 6% alcohol by volume. However, due to its larger volume (900ml), the overall alcohol intake would be higher if the entire cocktail is consumed.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Messer Special?

Given its unique mix and relatively high volume, the Messer Special is best suited for casual gatherings or parties where the focus is on fun and experimentation. Its energetic components from the energy drink make it a good choice for lively events or as a novelty drink at adult celebrations.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Messer Special suitable for those on a gluten-free diet?

The Messer Special might not be suitable for individuals on a strict gluten-free diet due to the presence of lager and cider, which can contain gluten. However, it's possible to make a gluten-free version of this cocktail by ensuring that the cider and lager used are certified gluten-free.

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