Nail In The Coffin
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Nail In The Coffin
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3.8 / 5
The Nail In The Coffin is a unique and intriguing cocktail that combines the bold flavors of Sambuca and blackcurrant cordial with the refreshing notes of cider and lager. This ... more The Nail In The Coffin is a unique and intriguing cocktail that combines the bold flavors of Sambuca and blackcurrant cordial with the refreshing notes of cider and lager. This cocktail has a dark and mysterious backstory, with the name itself reflecting its powerful combination of ingredients. The sharp licorice taste of Sambuca is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of blackcurrant, while the addition of cider and lager adds a crisp and bubbly texture. The result is a boldly flavored cocktail with a hint of fruitiness that will leave you wanting more. Whether you're looking to kick back and enjoy a drink or unleash your inner daredevil, the Nail In The Coffin is the perfect choice for your next night out.
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Sambuca
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6.71% | 3.89 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Nail In The Coffin

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add half a pint of cider, half a pint of lager and a dash of blackcurrant cordial to a pint glass
Pour a shot of sambuca into a shot glass, then drop into the pint glass and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the blackcurrant cordial in Nail In The Coffin?

Yes, if blackcurrant cordial is not available, you can substitute it with another berry-flavored cordial or syrup. Raspberry or mixed berry cordial can work as a good alternative, keeping the fruity profile of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Nail In The Coffin?

Nail In The Coffin is best served cold in a pint glass. Ensure all the ingredients are chilled before mixing. Pour the Sambuca, blackcurrant cordial, cider, and lager into the glass without stirring to maintain the layered effect.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Nail In The Coffin compare to a standard beer?

With an alcohol content of 6.71%, Nail In The Coffin is slightly stronger than most standard beers, which typically range from 4% to 6% alcohol by volume (ABV). Its combination of Sambuca, cider, and lager contributes to its higher ABV.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving Nail In The Coffin?

Nail In The Coffin, given its unique name and robust mixture of flavors, is best suited for Halloween parties or themed events. It can also be a conversation starter at casual gatherings or as a daring choice at tasting events.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with Nail In The Coffin?

The fruity yet robust profile of Nail In The Coffin pairs well with savory snacks like salted nuts, cheese boards, or heavy meat dishes such as barbecue ribs or burgers to balance the cocktail's sweetness and strength.

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