Slippery Sam
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Slippery Sam
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The Slippery Sam is a cocktail that combines the anise-flavored richness of Sambuca with the warmth of brandy, topped off with the fizzy sweetness of lemonade. Served in a lowball ... more The Slippery Sam is a cocktail that combines the anise-flavored richness of Sambuca with the warmth of brandy, topped off with the fizzy sweetness of lemonade. Served in a lowball glass, this drink is characterized by its mix of herbal and citrus notes, creating a refreshing yet potent sip. The use of lemonade not only adds a playful effervescence but also helps to balance the strong flavors of the spirits, making Slippery Sam a distinctive and enjoyable drink option for those who appreciate a little complexity in their cocktails.
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Sambuca
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6.69% | 2.34 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Slippery Sam

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put a shot of Courvoisier in the glass first over ice, then pour a shot of the sambuca, before adding the lemonade
Serve without stirring


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What can I substitute for Sambuca in a Slippery Sam if I don't have it?

If you don't have Sambuca for a Slippery Sam, you can substitute it with another anise-flavored liqueur such as Ouzo or Pastis. These will maintain the licorice flavor that's distinctive in Sambuca, though the sweetness and texture may vary slightly.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Slippery Sam?

The ideal way to serve a Slippery Sam is in a lowball glass, chilled but not diluted. Given its ingredients, serving it cold enhances the smoothness and flavors of the sambuca and brandy, while the lemonade remains refreshing.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Slippery Sam compare to that of a standard beer?

A Slippery Sam has an alcohol content of 6.69%, which is slightly higher than the average alcohol content of most standard beers, which typically range from 4% to 6%. This makes it moderately stronger than a standard beer.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is a Slippery Sam suitable for a gluten-free diet?

A Slippery Sam may be suitable for a gluten-free diet, depending on the brand of Sambuca and brandy used, as these are typically gluten-free. However, it's always important to check the labels of the specific brands you're using to ensure they don't contain any gluten or are not processed in facilities that handle gluten.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best for serving a Slippery Sam?

A Slippery Sam, with its unique combination of sambuca, brandy, and lemonade, is best suited for casual gatherings or as an after-dinner drink. Its distinctive taste can be a conversation starter or a pleasant surprise for guests familiar with more traditional cocktails.

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