Pink Elephant
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Pink Elephant
Cocktail recipe

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The Pink Elephant is a cocktail that boasts a unique combination of flavors primarily driven by the sweet and herbal notes of aniseed liqueur, balanced by the rich warmth of ... more The Pink Elephant is a cocktail that boasts a unique combination of flavors primarily driven by the sweet and herbal notes of aniseed liqueur, balanced by the rich warmth of dark rum. When blended with the crispness of lemonade, this drink becomes a refreshing and slightly tangorous beverage with a deep complexity. The addition of blackcurrant cordial contributes a fruity depth and introduces a visually striking hue that gives the cocktail its name. Typically served in a pint glass, the Pink Elephant is a sizable and aesthetically pleasing drink that can be enjoyed in a casual setting.
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Base ingredient
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Aniseed liqueur
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9.6% | 4.8 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Pink Elephant

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a pint glass add plenty of ice
Add the dark rum and the Pernod
Fill almost to the top with lemonade and stir
Then colour with the blackcurrant and serve
~ If you want the drink sweeter add more blackcurrant. If you want the drink stronger add another shot of dark rum or Pernod, or be really wicked and add both. ~

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving a Pink Elephant?

The Pink Elephant cocktail is best served in a pint glass, as recommended in the recipe, to accommodate its volume and enhance its visual appeal.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the aniseed liqueur in a Pink Elephant if I don't have it?

Yes, you can substitute the aniseed liqueur with sambuca or any other anise-flavored spirit to retain the distinctive licorice-like flavor of the cocktail.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it necessary to stir the Pink Elephant cocktail, or can it be shaken?

The Pink Elephant cocktail should ideally be stirred and not shaken. Stirring combines the ingredients gently and helps maintain the clarity and nuanced flavors of the dark rum and aniseed liqueur.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Pink Elephant compare to a standard cocktail?

The Pink Elephant has an alcohol content of approximately 9.6%, making it moderately strong. Most cocktails have an alcohol content ranging from 10% to 15%, so the Pink Elephant is slightly below average in terms of strength.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving a Pink Elephant cocktail?

Given its unique flavor and striking color, the Pink Elephant is perfect for festive occasions, parties, and gatherings where a fun, memorable drink is desired. Its vibrant appearance makes it a great choice for themed parties.

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