Redback Shooter
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Redback Shooter
Cocktail recipe

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The Redback Shooter is a visually distinctive and flavorful cocktail served in a shot glass. It features a blend of 15ml Advocaat, a rich and creamy liqueur with hints of ... more The Redback Shooter is a visually distinctive and flavorful cocktail served in a shot glass. It features a blend of 15ml Advocaat, a rich and creamy liqueur with hints of vanilla and custard-like flavors, alongside an equal part of 15ml Sambuca (Black), known for its deep, aniseed taste with slightly sweet and herbal undertones. The contrasting colors of the creamy yellow Advocaat and the dark Sambuca make it not only a delight to taste but also to look at—presenting two layers side by side, creating an appealing visual effect. Its name is reminiscent of the dangerous Australian Redback spider, hinting at the cocktail's potent bite. The Redback Shooter offers a unique combination of flavors for those who enjoy contrasting sweet and licorice notes in a simple yet potent concoction.
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Sambuca (Black)
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27.75% | 0.83 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Redback Shooter

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the sambuca into a shot glass
Slowly pour the advocaat down the side so it layers side by side in the glass, then serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is Advocaat and how does it influence the taste of the Redback Shooter?

Advocaat is a rich and creamy liqueur made from eggs, sugar, and brandy with a smooth, custard-like flavor. In the Redback Shooter, its sweet, rich taste balances the sharp, aniseed flavor of the Black Sambuca, creating a unique taste experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Redback Shooter compare to other shooters?

With an alcohol content of 27.75%, the Redback Shooter is relatively strong compared to many other shooters. Shooters typically range from 15% to 30% in alcohol content, making this cocktail on the higher end of the spectrum.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Redback Shooter?

The Redback Shooter should be served cold in a shot glass. Given its strong flavors and high alcohol content, it is best consumed in one quick sip. Chilling the ingredients before preparation could enhance its smoothness and overall enjoyment.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I make a variant of the Redback Shooter if I don't enjoy the taste of licorice from Black Sambuca?

Yes, you can customize the Redback Shooter by replacing the Black Sambuca with another liqueur of your choice. If you're not a fan of licorice, consider using a coffee liqueur for a rich and aromatic alternative without the aniseed flavor.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific method to layer the Advocaat and Sambuca in the Redback Shooter?

The Redback Shooter does not specify layering in its original recipe; both ingredients are combined to create a uniform mixture. However, if you wish to layer them for aesthetic purposes, pour the Sambuca into the shot glass first, then slowly pour the Advocaat over the back of a spoon to create a distinct layer.

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