Spaghetti Western
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Spaghetti Western
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The Spaghetti Western cocktail is a bold and creamy concoction that playfully combines the robust flavors of tequila with the velvety smoothness of cream, and the zesty kick of lemon ... more The Spaghetti Western cocktail is a bold and creamy concoction that playfully combines the robust flavors of tequila with the velvety smoothness of cream, and the zesty kick of lemon liqueur. Named with a nod to the classic mid-20th century Western films that were produced by Italians, this drink delivers a uniquely international twist on traditional cocktail elements. It's typically served in a pitcher glass, making it an ideal choice for sharing among friends. The Spaghetti Western's flavor profile is characterized by a harmonious blend where the earthy undertones of the tequila are complemented by the citrus notes from the lemon liqueur and enriched by the luxurious texture of the cream.
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13.75% | 8.25 units *

Pitcher glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Spaghetti Western

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir all ingredients together in a pitcher
Pour over ice into glasses and serve
~ Mix whatever amounts you like. For one large jug I usually mix half a bottle of Italian lemon liqueur, half a bottle of tequila and top it up with cream. Can keep for hours if necessary. ~

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Spaghetti Western cocktail?

A Spaghetti Western cocktail is best served in a pitcher glass as indicated, filled with ice to keep it cold without diluting it rapidly. Since it's a stirred drink, serve it immediately after stirring to maintain its cold temperature and rich texture.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the lemon liqueur in a Spaghetti Western with something else?

Yes, if lemon liqueur is not available, you can substitute it with a mix of other citrus liqueurs like lime or orange liqueur. However, keep in mind that the flavor profile will change slightly. You can also use a simple syrup mixed with fresh lemon juice for a similar tartness and sweetness balance.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Spaghetti Western compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 13.75%, the Spaghetti Western falls into the moderate alcohol range for cocktails. It is stronger than light cocktails like a Mimosa (around 10%) but less potent than high-alcohol cocktails such as a Martini or Manhattan, which can exceed 30% alcohol by volume.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any interesting ways to customize a Spaghetti Western cocktail?

For a twist on the Spaghetti Western, consider adding a dash of chocolate bitters or a sprinkle of cinnamon on top for added complexity. For a spicy kick, infuse the tequila with jalapenos or other chili peppers before mixing the cocktail.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Spaghetti Western cocktail suitable for individuals with dietary restrictions?

The Spaghetti Western cocktail contains cream, making it unsuitable for vegans or those with lactose intolerance. However, you can substitute the cream with a non-dairy alternative like coconut cream or almond milk creamer to accommodate these dietary restrictions.

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