Bruce’s Bonas
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Bruce’s Bonas
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Rating

3.94 / 5
Bruce's Bonas is a bold and complex cocktail that combines a variety of liquors to create a unique flavor profile. This drink is inspired by the classic Long Island Iced ... more Bruce's Bonas is a bold and complex cocktail that combines a variety of liquors to create a unique flavor profile. This drink is inspired by the classic Long Island Iced Tea and is named after the iconic Bruce Springsteen, known for his electrifying performances and fearless spirit. The drink starts with a base of whiskey, vodka, gin, and tequila, creating a strong and robust foundation. It is then balanced with the sweetness of peach schnapps, the tanginess of triple sec, and the tropical notes of passion fruit liqueur. A splash of grenadine adds a vibrant red color and a touch of sweetness to the mix. To top it off, the cocktail is finished with a mixture of cranberry juice and cola, giving it a refreshing carbonation. With its intense and bold flavors, Bruce's Bonas is the perfect cocktail for those who are looking to rock the night away.
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23.79% | 6.9 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Bruce’s Bonas is a dynamic concoction reminiscent of the eclectic energy of Bruce Springsteen, blending multiple spirits and liqueurs with cola and cranberry for a refreshing bite. This cocktail is an audacious mix, ideal for those looking to turn their evening up a notch with complex, layered flavors.

Method
How to make a Bruce’s Bonas

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the alcoholic ingredients and grenadine to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Top up the shaker with cranberry juice
In the glass now pour your mixed cocktail in up to about two-thirds of the glass, and top up the final third with Red Bull before serving

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you correctly shake the ingredients for Bruce’s Bonas to ensure a smooth blend?

To ensure a smooth blend when preparing Bruce’s Bonas, fill a cocktail shaker about half full with ice. Add the whiskey, vodka, peach schnapps, triple sec, gin, tequila, grenadine, and passion fruit liqueur into the shaker. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 15 to 20 seconds. This helps to properly mix the ingredients while chilling the mixture adequately before straining into the cocktail glass.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve Bruce’s Bonas for the best taste experience?

Bruce’s Bonas is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. After shaking the ingredients with ice and straining, top up the cocktail with cranberry juice and cola according to your taste preference, but ensuring not to dilute the flavorful mix too much. Garnish with a lime wheel or a cherry for an extra touch. Serve immediately to enjoy its cold and refreshing taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Bruce’s Bonas compare to that of a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 23.79%, Bruce’s Bonas has a higher alcohol content than many standard cocktails, which typically range between 10% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes it a strong drink option, intended for slow sipping and enjoyment over time rather than quick consumption.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Are there any ingredient substitutions recommended for Bruce’s Bonas if I don't have all the ingredients?

If you're missing an ingredient for Bruce’s Bonas, consider these substitutions: use lemon-lime soda or more cranberry juice in place of cola for a fruitier taste, or if you don't have passion fruit liqueur, another fruit-flavored liqueur like mango or apricot can provide a similar tropical flavor. Always aim to maintain the balance between sweet, sour, and strong components for the best result.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

What is a good non-alcoholic variation of Bruce’s Bonas?

For a non-alcoholic version of Bruce’s Bonas, replace the alcoholic components with non-alcoholic spirits or use a combination of fruit juices and syrups to mimic the complexity of the cocktail. For instance, use non-alcoholic whiskey, vodka, and tequila alternatives, and substitute the liqueurs with peach and passion fruit juice or syrup. Top up with cranberry juice and cola as usual. This will provide a similar taste profile while being completely alcohol-free.

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