Shotgun
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Shotgun
Cocktail recipe

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The Shotgun cocktail is a straightforward and potent mix featuring the bold flavors of whiskey and gold rum. Designed to be served in a classic whisky glass, this cocktail showcases ... more The Shotgun cocktail is a straightforward and potent mix featuring the bold flavors of whiskey and gold rum. Designed to be served in a classic whisky glass, this cocktail showcases the robust, warm notes of whiskey, which are then complemented by the sweet, nuanced characteristics of the gold rum. Typically enjoyed cold, the Shotgun offers a simple yet rich flavor profile, appealing to those who appreciate the unadulterated and spirited tastes of its two primary ingredients. Its simplicity and strength make it a no-frills choice for a quick and easy sipping experience.
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Whiskey
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40% | 1.6 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Shotgun

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour gold rum and whisky into a whisky glass and serve


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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Shotgun cocktail compare to a standard cocktail?

The Shotgun cocktail, with an alcohol content of 40%, is significantly higher in alcohol by volume (ABV) than the average cocktail, which typically ranges from 15% to 30% ABV. This makes the Shotgun a much stronger option, suitable for those who prefer a more potent drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Shotgun cocktail?

A Shotgun cocktail is best served in a whisky glass, cold but not shaken or stirred. This method of serving helps to maintain the robust flavors of the whiskey and gold rum, making it an ideal serving suggestion for those who appreciate the distinct tastes of these spirits.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any type of whiskey for a Shotgun cocktail?

While the recipe specifies whiskey without specifying a type, the choice of whiskey can significantly affect the taste of your Shotgun cocktail. Bourbon or rye whiskey is recommended for a sweeter or spicier note, respectively. However, feel free to experiment with different kinds of whiskey to suit your personal taste preferences.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Shotgun cocktail neither shaken nor stirred?

The Shotgun cocktail is neither shaken nor stirred to preserve the strong, unadulterated flavors of the whiskey and gold rum. Shaking or stirring could dilute the drink with ice melt or air, which could temper its robustness. Serving it cold without agitation maintains its potency and taste profile.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize my Shotgun cocktail to make it more palatable?

To customize a Shotgun cocktail and make it more palatable, consider adding a dash of simple syrup, bitters, or a splash of soda to soften the strong alcohol taste. You could also experiment with garnishes like a lemon twist or maraschino cherry for added flavor and visual appeal, making the drink both more enjoyable and tailored to individual taste.

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