T.o.a.d.
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T.o.a.d.
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The T.o.a.d. cocktail is a potent concoction served in a shot glass, meant to be consumed in a single gulp. The blend includes equal parts of tequila, known for its ... more The T.o.a.d. cocktail is a potent concoction served in a shot glass, meant to be consumed in a single gulp. The blend includes equal parts of tequila, known for its bold agave flavor; amaretto, offering a sweet, almond-like taste; aniseed liqueur, which contributes a distinctive licorice note; and Drambuie, adding a complex layer of honeyed, herbal whiskey essence. This combination creates a rich tapestry of flavors, highlighting the cocktail's unique character. Its strength and depth make the T.o.a.d. a daring choice, likely to be remembered for its assertive taste profile.
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37% | 1.18 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a T.o.a.d.

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir together equal measures of all ingredients in a shot glass and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is Aniseed liqueur, and how does it influence the flavor of T.o.a.d.?

Aniseed liqueur is a spirit flavored with anise, which imparts a distinctive licorice flavor. In the T.o.a.d. cocktail, it adds a sweet, herbaceous note that complements the warm, honeyed sweetness of Drambuie and the nuttiness of Amaretto, creating a complex and intriguing flavor profile.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of T.o.a.d. compare to other popular cocktails?

T.o.a.d. has an alcohol content of approximately 37%, which is on the higher side when compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita typically has about 40% alcohol by volume (ABV) in the mix, but when considering the final dilution, it's around 26%. The higher concentration in T.o.a.d. makes it a strong choice, more akin to other high-proof shots or potent mixed drinks.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the T.o.a.d. cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The T.o.a.d. cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to preserve the clarity and smooth texture of the mix. Shaking can introduce air bubbles and cloudiness, which might detract from the rich layers of flavors provided by its ingredients. Stirring gently combines the liquors without diluting the drink too much, keeping it strong and well-blended.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the T.o.a.d. to enhance its flavors?

To enhance its flavors, the T.o.a.d. should be served in a chilled shot glass to keep it cold, emphasizing the crispness of the Aniseed liqueur and the smoothness of the Drambuie and Amaretto. A pre-chilled glass contributes to the overall experience by preserving the cold temperature and intense flavors of the cocktail.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any popular customizations for the T.o.a.d. cocktail to suit individual taste preferences?

Yes, one popular customization is adjusting the ratio of the ingredients to suit personal taste preferences; for example, increasing the amount of Amaretto for a sweeter, more almond-forward flavor. Additionally, some may add a splash of citrus juice, like lime or lemon, to cut through the sweetness and add a bright, acidic component to balance the cocktail.

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