Silver Bullet
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Silver Bullet
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.69 / 5
Drink this as quickly as you can and it will give you a good kick. Drink this as quickly as you can and it will give you a good kick.
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Sambuca
Alcohol content
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39.33% | 3.54 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Silver Bullet

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir all ingredients together in a highball glass with ice and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Silver Bullet cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Silver Bullet cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to ensure a smooth blending of its strong spirits - Sambuca, Vodka, and Tequila - without diluting their flavors too much. Stirring is a gentler technique that is used for cocktails with clear spirits to maintain clarity and a silky texture.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Silver Bullet compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 39.33%, the Silver Bullet is on the higher end of the spectrum compared to many other cocktails. Most classic cocktails have an alcohol content ranging from 20% to 40%. The Silver Bullet's equal parts of Sambuca, Vodka, and Tequila make it a particularly strong drink, suitable for those who prefer a higher alcohol content.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Silver Bullet cocktail?

The Silver Bullet is best served cold in a highball glass to appreciate its clarity and strength. Since it's a potent drink without any mixers, garnishing minimally or even opting for just ice can help maintain its straightforward character. It's an excellent choice for a digestif or for savoring in a slow, relaxed setting.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I customize the Silver Bullet cocktail to make it less strong?

Yes, you can customize the Silver Bullet to make it less potent. Consider adding a splash of soda water, lemonade, or even tonic water to dilute the alcohol content and add a refreshing twist. You can also adjust the proportions of the spirits, using more of one and less of another, depending on your taste preferences.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with the Silver Bullet cocktail?

Due to its strong and unique flavor profile, combining Sambuca, Vodka, and Tequila, the Silver Bullet pairs best with bold and savory dishes. Consider foods like barbecued meats, sharp cheeses, or spicy appetizers that can stand up to its intensity. It's also well-suited for after-dinner sipping alongside rich desserts.

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