T.K.O.
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T.K.O.
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3.74 / 5
The T.K.O. cocktail is a complex and potent drink that seems to take inspiration from the boxing term "Technical Knock Out," given its strong ingredients and powerful punch. The combination ... more The T.K.O. cocktail is a complex and potent drink that seems to take inspiration from the boxing term "Technical Knock Out," given its strong ingredients and powerful punch. The combination of aniseed liqueur and absinthe brings a pronounced herbal and licorice flavor to the forefront, which is then complemented by the sweet, almond-like notes of amaretto and the rich, creamy texture of Bailey's. Whiskey adds depth with its oaky and caramel undertones, while a splash of lager introduces a slightly malty and refreshing finish. This bold mix creates a diverse taste profile, making the T.K.O. a unique choice for adventurers looking to explore unconventional cocktail territories. Typically served in a cocktail glass, it delivers a sensory knockout that's as intriguing as it is indulgent.
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Aniseed liqueur
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33.47% | 5.02 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a T.K.O.

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients except the Baileys to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Pour into a glass
Add the Baileys then serve immediately

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the aniseed liqueur in the T.K.O. cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the aniseed liqueur with another type of liquor that has a similar flavor profile, such as Sambuca or Pernod, if aniseed liqueur isn't available. However, this may slightly alter the original taste of the T.K.O.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What's the best way to mix the T.K.O. to ensure its flavors are well-blended?

The T.K.O. cocktail should be shaken with ice until cold before being strained into a cocktail glass. This ensures that the diverse ingredients - especially the thick Bailey's and the potent flavors of absinthe and aniseed liqueur - are thoroughly mixed for a smooth, unified taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving the T.K.O.?

The T.K.O. is recommended to be served in a cocktail glass. This choice of glassware helps to concentrate the aroma at the top, enhancing the drinking experience while also showcasing the cocktail's unique color and texture.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the T.K.O. compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 33.47%, the T.K.O. is on the higher end of the spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. It's stronger than light cocktails such as a Mimosa but less potent than pure spirit concoctions like a traditional Martini or Negroni.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasions is the T.K.O. cocktail best suited for?

Given its strong flavor profile and high alcohol content, the T.K.O. is best suited for late-night events or special occasions where a bold, impactful drink is desired. It's a great choice for impressing guests or for enjoying as a nightcap.

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