Palpatini
/

Palpatini
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.9 / 5
The Palpatini is a cocktail that combines the robust and earthy notes of tequila with the sweet, dark berry flavors of crème de cassis, topped with the strong, clean essence ... more The Palpatini is a cocktail that combines the robust and earthy notes of tequila with the sweet, dark berry flavors of crème de cassis, topped with the strong, clean essence of vodka. This fusion creates a drink with a complex flavor profile, balancing the sweetness of the liqueur against the potent spirits. Typically served in a lowball glass, the Palpatini offers a rich and somewhat unusual mix of flavors that may cater to those with adventurous palates looking for a staunch, spirit-forward cocktail experience.
Check out all our FAQ's on this cocktail
Base ingredient
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tequila
Alcohol content
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
36.43% | 3.83 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Serves:
-
+

Method
How to make a Palpatini

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add crème de cassis to a lowball glass, then add tequila and Smirnoff
Stir and serve
~ A small dash of heated Scotch whisky is optional. ~

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

·  Stir  · 

Your private tasting notes

~ Register as a user to create tasting notes, save your bar and more ~

Can you make this?

Add the ingredients you have at home to your My Bar and we'll show you what cocktails you can make. Start off by adding the ingredients you have for this cocktail using the plus icons.

Comments

No comments yet…

You need to be a user with a verified email to comment on cocktails. Login / register

Featured in

~ Not featured in any of your lists, or any public lists, register as a user to create a list and add this cocktail. We'll then show the lists here ~

FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Palpatini stirred and not shaken?

The Palpatini is stirred and not shaken to ensure a smooth texture without introducing too many air bubbles into the mix. Stirring gently combines the ingredients, particularly spirits like vodka and tequila, helping maintain their clarity and integrity, which is desirable in cocktails like the Palpatini where the focus is on the blend of flavors rather than on dilution or aeration.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Creme De Cassis with another liqueur in the Palpatini?

Yes, you can substitute Creme De Cassis with another fruit-flavored liqueur if you prefer a different taste profile or if Creme De Cassis is not available. Some suitable substitutions include Chambord for a raspberry flavor or a blackberry liqueur for a similar berry note. However, the substitution will alter the final taste of the Palpatini, so it might take a few tries to find your preferred balance.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific garnish recommended for the Palpatini?

The Palpatini does not have a specific garnish associated with it given the general information provided. However, considering its ingredients, a twist of lemon or orange peel can add a refreshing aroma and a subtle citrus flavor that complements the berry notes of the Creme De Cassis and the strength of the tequila and vodka. Alternatively, a fresh berry such as a raspberry or blackcurrant could also work well as a garnish.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Palpatini compare to a standard cocktail?

The Palpatini has an alcohol content of 36.43%, which is significantly higher than many standard cocktails that typically range between 10% and 25% alcohol by volume (ABV). Its higher alcohol content is due to the combination of 60ml vodka and 30ml tequila, both of which are spirits with high ABV, alongside 15ml of Creme De Cassis. This makes the Palpatini a particularly strong drink, suitable for sipping slowly.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can the Palpatini be made into a less strong version?

Yes, the Palpatini can be adjusted to create a less strong version by reducing the amounts of tequila and vodka and increasing the quantity of Creme De Cassis or by adding a mixer such as soda water, tonic, or even a splash of fresh fruit juice. This will dilute the alcohol content while retaining the cocktail's character, making it more accessible and enjoyable for those who prefer a lighter drink.

Upgrade your mixology

Become a member for free taking your cocktail making skills up to level 11.

  • Save your bar forever
  • Access to our Cocktail Creator, allowing you to create your own wonderful concoctions.
  • Save cocktails to personalised 'Tried' and 'Want to try' lists
  • Create and record tasting notes on cocktails
  • Create lists of cocktails to share with friends and family
  • A pesonalised MyBar URL, allowing you to share everything you can make with friends
  • And much more ... (what to buy next, measurement choices, search personalisation...)
Register now

Have you tried our Wordpress Plugin?

Download our plugin and embed cocktail recipes directly onto your own site or blog.

Choose from our whole recipe database, or choose a specific cocktail made with a certain ingredient, and let us place a beautiful recipe on your own site.

Find out more
build your bar

Create a cocktail

Choose a theme and some ingredients, give us some description and we'll create an amazing cocktail for you.

Register as a Premium Make Me A Cocktail community member and get access to an even more powerful creator.

Start creating

Build your bar

Tell us what you have at home and we’ll find a delicious cocktail for you to make right now.

Register as a Make Me A Cocktail community member and we’ll save your ingredients list so you can come back to it at any time.

Create My Bar
build your bar