Nimble Monk
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Nimble Monk
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The Nimble Monk is a layered cocktail that presents a harmonious blend of nutty and chocolaty flavors. This drink features the rich, hazelnut essence of Frangelico liqueur, combined with the ... more The Nimble Monk is a layered cocktail that presents a harmonious blend of nutty and chocolaty flavors. This drink features the rich, hazelnut essence of Frangelico liqueur, combined with the sweet, cocoa-infused smoothness of Crème de Cacao, rounded off with the velvety texture of cream. Served in a shot glass, the Nimble Monk is a decadent concoction designed to be enjoyed in small sips, perfect for those who appreciate a dessert-like beverage that offers a sophisticated taste experience. Its indulgent profile makes it a popular choice as an after-dinner treat or a sweet interlude during social gatherings.
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Frangelico
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Cocoa
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11.67% | 0.35 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Nimble Monk

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a shot glass add a third of a shot of crème de cacao, then carefully pour a third of a shot of Frangelico into the glass so it layers
Finally float a third of a shot of double cream on top
Garnish with cocoa powder and serve

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

·  Float  ·  Double  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Nimble Monk to suit my taste or availability?

Yes, you can make substitutions in the Nimble Monk cocktail based on your preferences or ingredient availability. If you don't have Frangelico, you might consider using another hazelnut liqueur or even amaretto for a slightly different nutty flavor. For Creme de Cacao, any chocolate-flavored liqueur can serve as a substitute. If you're out of cream, half-and-half or milk can be used, though the texture and richness will slightly vary.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Nimble Monk cocktail?

The Nimble Monk is best served cold in a shot glass, as indicated. To enhance the experience, you could chill the shot glasses in the freezer for about an hour before serving. This will keep the cocktail colder for a longer period, especially beneficial since it is not shaken or stirred with ice before serving.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What types of occasions are most suitable for serving the Nimble Monk cocktail?

The Nimble Monk, with its rich and sweet profile, makes an excellent choice for after-dinner or dessert drinks at small gatherings, dinner parties, or romantic evenings. Its presentation and alcohol content make it suitable for sipping and savoring rather than for high-energy or large-scale events.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Nimble Monk compare to other common cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 11.67%, the Nimble Monk falls into the lower to mid-range of alcohol content for cocktails. It's stronger than light cocktails such as a Mimosa (around 10%) but less potent than a classic Martini or Manhattan, which can reach up to 30% alcohol by volume, depending on how they're made. This makes the Nimble Monk a moderate choice, perfect for those who prefer a less intense alcohol experience.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Are there any specific dietary considerations I should be aware of when preparing the Nimble Monk cocktail?

When preparing the Nimble Monk, it's important to consider that it contains cream, which might not be suitable for those with lactose intolerance or individuals following a vegan diet. For lactose intolerant guests, consider using lactose-free cream or a plant-based alternative like almond, soy, or coconut cream. Additionally, the alcohol used might not be gluten-free, so it's worth checking the specific brands of Frangelico and Creme de Cacao if you're catering to guests with gluten sensitivities.

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