Mind Eraser
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Mind Eraser
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.56 / 5
The name says it all… Just insert a straw and suck as hard a possible until it’s finished. The name says it all… Just insert a straw and suck as hard a possible until it’s finished.
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15 key ingredients
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Vodka
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20% | 1.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Mind Eraser

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour Kahlúa into a tall glass full of ice
Then carefully layer the vodka on top, followed by the soda water
Do not stir
Add a straw and serve

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

·  Layer  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly layer the ingredients in a Mind Eraser cocktail?

To achieve the layered effect in a Mind Eraser, you should start by pouring the coffee liqueur into a highball glass filled with ice. Next, slowly add the vodka by pouring it over the back of a spoon or by using a pourer to gently pour it so it doesn’t mix immediately. Finally, top it with soda water following the same careful pouring method to maintain distinct layers. The Mind Eraser is typically served without mixing to enjoy the gradual blend of flavors as you drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Mind Eraser for maximum enjoyment?

The Mind Eraser is best served in a highball glass with a straw. The traditional way to enjoy it is to sip it through the straw from the bottom up. This allows each of the layered ingredients to mix in your mouth, creating a unique taste experience that evolves with each sip. It’s recommended to not stir the cocktail to maintain its characteristic layered effect.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any type of coffee liqueur in a Mind Eraser?

Yes, you can use any type of coffee liqueur in a Mind Eraser cocktail. While Kahlúa is a popular choice due to its rich flavor and widespread availability, feel free to experiment with other brands or types of coffee liqueur to find the one that best suits your taste. The choice of coffee liqueur can subtly alter the taste profile of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Mind Eraser compare to that of other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 20%, the Mind Eraser falls into the moderate range of cocktail strengths. It is stronger than light cocktails like the Mimosa (around 10% alcohol by volume) but not as potent as high-alcohol content drinks like the Martini or Manhattan, which can exceed 30% alcohol by volume depending on the recipe. The Mind Eraser offers a balanced option for those looking for a drink that is neither too light nor too strong.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Mind Eraser, and if so, how is it made?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of the Mind Eraser by substituting the coffee liqueur and vodka with non-alcoholic alternatives. Use a non-alcoholic coffee-flavored syrup in place of the coffee liqueur and a non-alcoholic spirit or additional soda water in place of the vodka. Finish with soda water as usual to mimic the layered effect. This version allows you to enjoy the signature flavors of the Mind Eraser without the alcohol content.

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