Brown Eyed Girl
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Brown Eyed Girl
Cocktail recipe

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The Brown Eyed Girl cocktail is a rich and creamy blend of flavors that is sure to satisfy any sweet craving. This indulgent drink is made of Bailey's, a smooth ... more The Brown Eyed Girl cocktail is a rich and creamy blend of flavors that is sure to satisfy any sweet craving. This indulgent drink is made of Bailey's, a smooth and creamy Irish cream liqueur, which gives it its luscious texture. The addition of coffee liqueur adds a hint of bitterness and depth to the cocktail, balancing out the sweetness. Vodka is used as the base spirit, adding a subtle kick, while the cream adds a velvety smoothness. The final touch is the addition of Creme de Banane, a banana-flavored liqueur, which gives the cocktail a tropical twist. Overall, the Brown Eyed Girl is a decadent and refreshing drink that is perfect for sipping on a warm summer evening.
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22% | 3.96 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Brown Eyed Girl is a creamy concoction where the robust flavors of Bailey's and coffee liqueur meet the delightful sweetness of Crème de Banane, all smoothed out by vodka and cream. Perfect for those who enjoy a sweet, dessert-like drink with a substantial kick and a banana twist.

Method
How to make a Brown Eyed Girl

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to to a cocktail shaker with some roughly crushed ice
Shake it up and strain into a highball glass
Dust with cocoa powder as a garnish and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What can I use if I don't have Creme De Banane for the Brown Eyed Girl cocktail?

If you don't have Creme De Banane, you can use banana liqueur as a direct substitute. If you're looking for a non-alcoholic alternative, banana syrup can also work, though it will affect the overall alcohol content of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Brown Eyed Girl cocktail?

The Brown Eyed Girl cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. Consider garnishing with a banana slice or a sprinkle of coffee powder on top for an extra touch. Ensure the drink is well shaken before serving to blend all the flavors.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Does the order of ingredients matter when making the Brown Eyed Girl?

In cocktails, especially those that are shaken, the order of ingredients usually doesn't drastically alter the final taste. However, for a smooth blending of flavors, it's generally recommended to add the spirits first (vodka, Bailey's, coffee liqueur, and Creme De Banane) followed by the cream. This ensures the cream blends well without curdling.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Brown Eyed Girl compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 22%, the Brown Eyed Girl is considered to be in the mid-range of cocktail strengths. It is stronger than light cocktails like the Mimosa (around 10% alcohol) but not as strong as a straight spirit or cocktails like the Martini, which can exceed 30% alcohol content.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Brown Eyed Girl cocktail?

The Brown Eyed Girl cocktail, with its creamy and sweet profile, is perfect for dessert or post-dinner occasions. Its unique flavor profile also makes it a great choice for gatherings, thematic parties focused on sweet and creamy drinks, or as a novel option for brunches where you want to surprise your guests with something different.

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