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No Thanks
Cocktail recipe

Rating

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The cocktail "No Thanks" is an intriguing blend that strays from the traditional and combines robust whiskey with the crisp clear character of vodka and the sweet tartness of blackcurrant ... more The cocktail "No Thanks" is an intriguing blend that strays from the traditional and combines robust whiskey with the crisp clear character of vodka and the sweet tartness of blackcurrant juice, all brought together with the addition of white rum. Served in a lowball glass, it offers a complex interplay of flavors that range from the deep, smoky undertones typically associated with whiskey to the lightness of vodka and the fruity, refreshing finish provided by the blackcurrain juice. This concoction is often appreciated for its potent mix and the way it marries multiple spirits into one bold drink.
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30% | 1.8 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a No Thanks

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the ingredients directly to a lowball glass with ice
Stir and serve

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·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the 'No Thanks' cocktail?

The 'No Thanks' cocktail is best served cold in a lowball glass. Since it's a stirred cocktail, you should mix the ingredients with ice in a mixing glass first, then strain it into the lowball glass. Ice cubes can be added to the glass before pouring the cocktail over them to keep it chilled.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the 'No Thanks' cocktail for a sweeter taste?

To add a sweeter twist to the 'No Thanks' cocktail, consider adding a splash of simple syrup or grenadine. You could also replace the blackcurrant juice with a sweeter fruit juice, like apple or cranberry, to modify the flavor profile without overwhelming the original character of the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the 'No Thanks' cocktail's alcohol content compare to a standard cocktail?

The 'No Thanks' cocktail has a 30% alcohol content, which is relatively high compared to many standard cocktails that typically range from 15% to 25% alcohol by volume (ABV). Its potent mixture of whiskey, vodka, and white rum contributes to its higher alcohol level, making it a stronger choice.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the blackcurrant juice in the 'No Thanks' cocktail with something else?

Yes, blackcurrant juice can be substituted if you're looking for a different flavor or don't have it on hand. Raspberry juice, blueberry juice, or pomegranate juice can be good alternatives, providing a similar depth of flavor and color. The substitution may alter the taste slightly but will keep the drink interesting.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the 'No Thanks' cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The 'No Thanks' cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to preserve the clarity and smoothness of the drink. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without introducing air bubbles, thus maintaining a sleek, clear appearance and ensuring the flavors meld seamlessly without becoming diluted too quickly by the ice.

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