Rubber Chicken
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Rubber Chicken
Cocktail recipe

Rating

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The Rubber Chicken is a simple, highball cocktail that pairs the spicy, caramel notes of rye whiskey with the crisp, peppery effervescence of ginger ale. Served in a highball glass, ... more The Rubber Chicken is a simple, highball cocktail that pairs the spicy, caramel notes of rye whiskey with the crisp, peppery effervescence of ginger ale. Served in a highball glass, this cocktail is typically enjoyed cold, offering a straightforward mix that's both refreshing and bold in flavor. The straightforward combination allows for the whiskey to shine through, while the ginger ale adds a bubbly, slightly sweet and zesty character, making it an easy-to-enjoy beverage for enthusiasts of whiskey-based mixed drinks.
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Rye Whiskey
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20% | 3.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Rubber Chicken

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients except ginger ale to a cocktail shaker with ice
Strain into a tall glass filled with ice cubes
Add ginger ale and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should I properly shake the Rubber Chicken cocktail to blend the ingredients?

For the Rubber Chicken cocktail, which requires shaking as part of its preparation, start by filling a shaker with ice. Pour the 90ml of rye whiskey and 90ml of ginger ale over the ice. Secure the lid or shaker top and shake vigorously for about 15 to 20 seconds. This ensures that the drink is well chilled and the ingredients are fully integrated. Strain into a highball glass to serve.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Rubber Chicken cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The Rubber Chicken cocktail should ideally be served in a highball glass to enhance its flavors and presentation. Ensure the drink is cold when served by either shaking it with ice or pouring it over ice in the glass. Considering its alcohol content and flavor profile, serving it chilled will highlight the spicy and zesty notes of the ginger ale and the robustness of the rye whiskey.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Rubber Chicken compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 20%, the Rubber Chicken cocktail falls into the moderate range of alcohol by volume (ABV) for mixed drinks. It's slightly lower in alcohol content compared to strong classic cocktails like the Manhattan or Martini, which can range from 25% to 30% ABV, but higher than lighter cocktails like the Mimosa, which often has an ABV under 10%. This makes the Rubber Chicken a moderately strong choice, suitable for those who prefer a balanced cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute bourbon for rye whiskey in the Rubber Chicken cocktail?

Yes, bourbon can be used as a substitute for rye whiskey in the Rubber Chicken cocktail. While rye whiskey offers spicy and fruity notes, bourbon will bring a sweeter and fuller flavor due to its corn content. This substitution can offer a different but equally appealing taste profile to the cocktail, possibly making it slightly sweeter and smoother.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food would pair well with the Rubber Chicken cocktail?

The Rubber Chicken, with its balance of the spicy zing from ginger ale and the depth of rye whiskey, pairs well with rich, savory dishes. Think barbecue ribs, grilled meats, or a hearty beef stew. The cocktail's robust flavors can stand up to the richness of the food, and its ginger component can add a refreshing contrast.

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