Red Pebble
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Red Pebble
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.77 / 5
The Red Pebble is a visually striking layered shot cocktail that plays with the intermingling of sweet and anise-flavored notes. Its unique combination of Sambuca, which brings a rich licorice ... more The Red Pebble is a visually striking layered shot cocktail that plays with the intermingling of sweet and anise-flavored notes. Its unique combination of Sambuca, which brings a rich licorice flavor, is contrasted by the spicy cinnamon kick of Red Aftershock, and balanced with the sweet, fruity punch of grenadine syrup. Typically served in a shot glass, this cocktail is characterized by its vibrant red color, which makes it a popular choice for those looking to add a splash of color and a burst of diverse flavors to their party or gathering. Despite its bold appearance, the Red Pebble remains a compact and intense sipping experience, often enjoyed in small quantities due to its potent flavor profile.
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Base ingredient
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Sambuca
Alcohol content
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22.67% | 0.68 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Red Pebble

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Make with a third sambuca, a third red Aftershock and a third grenadine syrup
Add each ingredient slowly to the glass to result in layers
Add a miniature ice cube and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What can I use if I can't find Aftershock (Red)?

If Aftershock (Red) is unavailable, you can opt for another cinnamon-flavored liqueur as a substitute. The flavor profile won't be identical, but it will provide a similar spicy and sweet taste characteristic of the original ingredient.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is the Red Pebble cocktail best served as an aperitif or digestif?

Given the Red Pebble cocktail's strong and sweet flavor profile, it's best served as a digestif. The Sambuca and Grenadine provide a sweetness that can round off a meal pleasantly.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Red Pebble compare to that of a standard beer?

The Red Pebble has an alcohol content of 22.67%, which is significantly higher than a standard beer's alcohol content, typically around 4-6%. Therefore, it's much stronger and consumed in smaller quantities.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I add any fruit to the Red Pebble for a fresher taste?

Yes, adding a slice of lime or a few berries can introduce a fresh, tart contrast to the Red Pebble's sweetness. This addition can also make the drink more visually appealing.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How can I ensure the layers in the Red Pebble shot are distinct?

To achieve distinct layers, pour each ingredient slowly over the back of a spoon into the shot glass. Start with the heaviest liquor (by sugar content or alcohol by volume) and proceed with lighter ones. This technique requires a steady hand and patience but results in a visually striking layered effect.

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