Taffy Bastard
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Taffy Bastard
Cocktail recipe

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The Taffy Bastard is a cocktail that combines the crisp and fruity notes of cider with the smoothness of vodka and the nuanced bouquet of white wine, resulting in a ... more The Taffy Bastard is a cocktail that combines the crisp and fruity notes of cider with the smoothness of vodka and the nuanced bouquet of white wine, resulting in a refreshing and somewhat deceptive drink due to its seemingly innocent taste. Typically served in a pitcher glass, this cocktail is designed for easy sipping and sharing, making it a sociable choice for gatherings. Its name suggests a playful twist on traditional cocktail recipes, possibly with a nod to the sweet, sticky nature of taffy candy. Despite its inviting flavor profile, the Taffy Bastard is a bit of an outlier, with its unique combination of ingredients offering a distinct taste that may intrigue adventurous palates looking for something beyond classic cocktail offerings.
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13.47% | 3.84 units *

Pitcher glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Taffy Bastard

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients to a large jug and stir before serving
~ This recipe makes enough for a small pitcher. ~

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the cider in a Taffy Bastard with another ingredient?

Yes, you can substitute the cider with a non-alcoholic apple juice or sparkling apple juice for a less alcoholic version. If you're looking for a different taste profile, ginger beer could also be an interesting substitute, offering a spicy kick to the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works well with a Taffy Bastard?

Given the unique combination of vodka, cider, and white wine, a slice of apple or a twist of lemon peel could complement the fruitiness and add a fresh appeal. For a festive touch, a sprig of mint or rosemary can also enhance the visual presentation and aroma.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Taffy Bastard for a party?

The Taffy Bastard is best served cold in a pitcher glass, making it perfect for batch preparation before a party. Serve it over ice to keep it chilled longer. Using clear pitchers and glasses allows the cocktail's color and any garnishes to shine through, making it visually appealing for your guests.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Taffy Bastard compare to a standard wine?

The Taffy Bastard has an alcohol content of 13.47%, which closely matches that of many standard wines, which typically range from 11% to 14%. This makes the Taffy Bastard a cocktail with a moderate alcohol level, comparable to having a glass of wine.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Taffy Bastard, and how can it be made?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Taffy Bastard can be made by substituting vodka with a non-alcoholic spirit or more sparkling water for the fizz without the alcohol. Replace the cider with non-alcoholic apple cider and the white wine with a non-alcoholic white grape juice or sparkling white grape juice. This variation maintains the flavor profile while making it suitable for those avoiding alcohol.

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