Squashed Frog
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Squashed Frog
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.6 / 5
The Squashed Frog is a vibrant and playful cocktail that is sure to catch the eye with its bright green and red colors. This drink has a fruity and sweet ... more The Squashed Frog is a vibrant and playful cocktail that is sure to catch the eye with its bright green and red colors. This drink has a fruity and sweet flavor profile with a hint of creaminess from the Advocaat. The melon liqueur adds a refreshing and crisp taste, while the grenadine adds a touch of sweetness and a rich red hue. Legend has it that this cocktail got its name from its striking resemblance to a squashed frog, and it has become a popular choice for Halloween parties and themed events. Whether you're looking for a fun and tasty drink or a conversation starter, the Squashed Frog is a unique and delicious choice.
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Advocaat
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12.5% | 0.56 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Squashed Frog is unabashedly fun and vibrant, melding creamy Advocaat with the bright tones of melon liqueur and a sweet hit of grenadine. This recipe nails the visual appeal and offers a playful, creamy sweetness that is as crowd-pleasing as its name is memorable.

Method
How to make a Squashed Frog

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour grenadine in the bottom of a shot glass, carefully add the Midori, pouring down side of glass to layer
Do the same with the advicaat to float it on top, and serve

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

·  Layer  ·  Float  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What does Advocaat taste like, and how does it affect the flavor of the Squashed Frog cocktail?

Advocaat is a rich and creamy liqueur made from eggs, sugar, and brandy. It has a smooth, custard-like flavor with subtle hints of vanilla and brandy. In the Squashed Frog cocktail, Advocaat adds a creamy texture and a rich, eggy sweetness that balances well with the fruity sweetness of the melon liqueur and the tartness of the grenadine.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Given its unique name, what's the ideal occasion for serving the Squashed Frog cocktail?

The Squashed Frog cocktail, with its visually striking layers and rich, sweet flavors, is perfect for Halloween parties or any themed events that call for fun and unusual drinks. Its playful name and vibrant color make it a memorable choice for celebrations or as a novelty shot on a night out with friends.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you achieve the layered effect seen in the Squashed Frog cocktail?

To achieve the layered effect in a Squashed Frog cocktail, you need to carefully pour each ingredient over the back of a spoon or use a pourer with a slow, steady hand. Start with the grenadine, followed by the Advocaat, and finally the melon liqueur. Each layer should be poured slowly to ensure they don't mix, creating a distinct layered appearance.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Squashed Frog compare to other popular shots?

With an alcohol content of approximately 12.5%, the Squashed Frog is relatively mild compared to other popular shots like the Tequila shot (around 40%) or a Jägerbomb (roughly 23% when mixed). This makes the Squashed Frog a more approachable option for those looking for a less intense alcoholic experience in a shot glass.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Squashed Frog for a different flavor profile?

Yes, you can customize the Squashed Frog to suit your taste preferences. For a less sweet version, consider substituting the melon liqueur with a citrus-flavored liqueur like Cointreau. For a creamier texture, you could try adding a splash of heavy cream or a different creamy liqueur instead of one of the original ingredients. Experimenting carefully can create a customized cocktail that still honors the spirit of the original Squashed Frog.

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