Millionaire
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Millionaire
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.95 / 5
The Millionaire cocktail is a complex and rich concoction that combines the deep, warming notes of whiskey with the distinct taste of aniseed liqueur. The aniseed's licorice-like flavor is contrasted ... more The Millionaire cocktail is a complex and rich concoction that combines the deep, warming notes of whiskey with the distinct taste of aniseed liqueur. The aniseed's licorice-like flavor is contrasted by the citrusy undertones provided by the hint of orange. The drink is given a touch of sweetness and color with the addition of grenadine, which complements the strong backbone of whiskey. The inclusion of egg adds a smooth texture and a layer of frothiness, enhancing the luxurious feel of this drink. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass, the Millionaire captures a balance between sweetness, spice, and the robust character of its spirits, offering a sensory treat for those who appreciate a cocktail with depth and complexity.
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Base ingredient
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Aniseed liqueur
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39.47% | 6 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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60ml 2oz 6cl
Dash Dash Dash
Dash Dash Dash
1 1 1
90ml 3.04oz 9cl
1 egg white 1 egg white 1 egg white

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Millionaire is an ambitious concoction, meshing the robustness of whiskey with aniseed liqueur topped by a frothy egg white layer, for a creamy, rich texture. The addition of orange refreshes the palate, creating a sophisticated cocktail that offers a luxurious complexity for discerning enthusiasts.

Method
How to make a Millionaire

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients with to a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly combine the egg white into the Millionaire cocktail to ensure a smooth texture?

To properly incorporate the egg white into the Millionaire cocktail for a smooth texture, first perform a 'dry shake' by shaking all the ingredients without ice. This helps to emulsify the egg white. Then, add ice and shake again to chill the mixture. This two-step shaking process creates a frothy texture and ensures the cocktail is well-mixed and smooth.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute something else for the aniseed liqueur in the Millionaire cocktail?

Yes, if aniseed liqueur isn't to your taste or you simply don't have it on hand, you can substitute it with a similar herbal liqueur that also has a pronounced anise flavor. Pastis or Sambuca could work as substitutes, but start with a smaller quantity and adjust to taste, as these alternatives might have a slightly different intensity and sweetness level.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Millionaire cocktail?

Considering the ingredients and flavor profile of the Millionaire cocktail, a slice of orange or a twist of orange peel makes an excellent garnish. The citrus element complements the aniseed and the whiskey, adding a fresh aroma and a touch of elegance to the presentation.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Millionaire cocktail?

The Millionaire cocktail should be served in a chilled cocktail glass to keep it cold and enhance its flavors. Pre-chill the glass by filling it with ice water for a few minutes before emptying and straining the shaken cocktail mixture into it. This step ensures the cocktail maintains its intended texture and temperature.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What kind of occasions are best suited for serving the Millionaire cocktail?

The Millionaire cocktail, with its unique blend of flavors and sophisticated appearance, is perfectly suited for special occasions or celebratory events. Its luxurious name and rich ingredients make it an ideal choice for an elegant dinner party, a New Year's Eve celebration, or any gathering where you want to impress your guests with something distinctive and memorable.

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