Runny Konk
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Runny Konk
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.93 / 5
The Runny Konk is an intriguing cocktail that combines the creamy sweetness of Bailey's Irish Cream with the sharpness of vodka and the aromatic complexity of red vermouth. Served in ... more The Runny Konk is an intriguing cocktail that combines the creamy sweetness of Bailey's Irish Cream with the sharpness of vodka and the aromatic complexity of red vermouth. Served in a lowball glass, this cocktail provides a rich and varied palette of flavors, blending the comforting velvety notes of the liqueur with the potent kick of vodka and the spiced, herbal undertones of the vermouth. Despite its distinctive ingredient mix, the Runny Konk may cater to an acquired taste, as indicated by its lower score among enthusiasts. Its bold character and unique flavor profile make it a cocktail that stands out for those looking for a drink that deviates from the norm.
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24.33% | 4.38 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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60ml 2oz 6cl
60ml 2oz 6cl
60ml 2oz 6cl

Method
How to make a Runny Konk

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Mix the ingredients directly in a lowball glass
Stir well and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Runny Konk stirred instead of shaken?

The Runny Konk is stirred instead of shaken to preserve the smoothness of its heavy ingredients, like Bailey's, and to provide a clear, undiluted appearance and texture that doesn't aerate the mixture as shaking would. Stirring gently integrates the ingredients while maintaining the cocktail's intended density and flavor profile.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use a different type of vermouth instead of red vermouth in the Runny Konk?

Yes, you can use a different type of vermouth in the Runny Konk; however, it will change the flavor profile. Red vermouth is sweet and has a unique flavor that complements the creamy Bailey's and the sharpness of the vodka. If you substitute it with dry or white vermouth, expect a drier, less sweet cocktail. Adjust according to your taste preference.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What kind of garnish works well with the Runny Konk?

Given its unique combination of ingredients, a simple, elegant garnish like a twist of orange peel or a cherry can complement the Runny Konk. These garnishes could add a subtle aroma and a hint of flavor that doesn't overpower the drink's existing components.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Runny Konk compare to a standard cocktail?

The Runny Konk has an alcohol content of 24.33%, which is relatively high compared to many standard cocktails that usually hover around 15% to 20% alcohol by volume. Its equal parts of Bailey's, vodka, and red vermouth contribute to this stronger potency.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there non-alcoholic substitutions that can mimic the flavors of the Runny Konk?

To create a non-alcoholic version of the Runny Konk, you can use non-alcoholic substitutes for Bailey's and vodka, such as almond milk creamer for Bailey's and a non-alcoholic distilled spirit or seedlip for vodka. For the red vermouth, opting for a sweetened, non-alcoholic aperitif or grape juice could work. These substitutions aim to mimic the creamy, sweet, and slightly bitter profile of the original cocktail.

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