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BMW
Cocktail recipe

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The BMW cocktail is a delectable blend of three classic liquors, each bringing its own unique flavor to the drink. Bailey's adds a creamy and smooth element, while coconut rum ... more The BMW cocktail is a delectable blend of three classic liquors, each bringing its own unique flavor to the drink. Bailey's adds a creamy and smooth element, while coconut rum adds a tropical sweetness. Finally, the whiskey brings a bold and robust kick to the mix. This combination creates a well-balanced and flavorful cocktail that is sure to please any palate. With hints of cream, coconut, and whiskey, the BMW is a perfect cocktail for those looking for a tasty and sophisticated drink. This cocktail is also reflective of its namesake, the luxury car brand, with its rich and decadent flavor profile. Whether enjoyed as a nightcap or at a classy cocktail party, the BMW is a drink that is sure to impress.
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Coconut rum
Alcohol content
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32.33% | 0.97 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a BMW

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker
Shake well for 10-15 seconds
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the ingredients for a BMW cocktail?

To properly shake a BMW cocktail, first, chill your cocktail shaker. Then add ice cubes and pour in 10ml each of Bailey's, coconut rum, and whiskey. Secure the lid or shaker top and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. The goal is to chill the ingredients and mix them well without over-diluting the drink. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a BMW cocktail?

The best way to serve a BMW cocktail is in a chilled cocktail glass. Since the drink is cold and alcoholic with a specific texture due to the Bailey's, presenting it in a cocktail glass enhances the experience. Serve immediately after shaking to maintain its chilled temperature and smooth texture.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can you substitute any ingredients in a BMW cocktail?

Yes, in a BMW cocktail, you can substitute ingredients based on preference or availability. If Bailey's is not available, any other Irish cream liqueur can be used. Similarly, if you're out of coconut rum, you might use a different flavored rum or even plain white rum, though the coconut flavor adds a unique twist. For whiskey, feel free to experiment with your preferred type, though the taste profile may change.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a BMW compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 32.33%, the BMW cocktail is relatively strong compared to typical cocktails which average around 20-30% alcohol by volume when mixed. Its strength is closer to neat spirits (which are around 40% ABV) than to lighter cocktails. This makes it a potent choice best enjoyed in moderation.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways to customize a BMW cocktail?

To customize a BMW cocktail, consider adjusting the proportions of the ingredients to suit your taste; for instance, adding more Bailey's for sweetness or more whiskey for a stronger kick. You might also experiment with flavored whiskeys or rums to introduce new taste profiles, or add a splash of cream or milk for a creamier texture. For a garnish, a sprinkle of grated nutmeg or a twist of orange peel could add an extra aromatic dimension.

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