The Bastard
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The Bastard
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.63 / 5
This drink has an initial sweet taste and a nasty afterburn. Downing it in one is always funniest. Say it is white wine and then trick your friends into drinking ... more This drink has an initial sweet taste and a nasty afterburn. Downing it in one is always funniest. Say it is white wine and then trick your friends into drinking it! It's the same colour as a medium body if you do it right.
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Base ingredient
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Brandy
Alcohol content
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40% | 5.4 units *

Brandy glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a The Bastard

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add gin and then vodka to a mixing glass and stir thoroughly
Add brandy, stir again, then add tequila
Add ice, then pour into a goblet and serve

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

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any of the spirits in The Bastard cocktail for a milder option?

Yes, The Bastard cocktail is quite strong with a mix of brandy, vodka, gin, and tequila. If you prefer a milder option, consider substituting the vodka or gin with a lower-proof spirit like Aperol or vermouth. This will lower the overall alcohol content and potentially create a less intense flavor profile.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What's the best method to stir The Bastard cocktail to ensure it's well-mixed?

To properly stir The Bastard cocktail, fill your stirring glass or cocktail shaker with ice, then add the brandy, vodka, gin, and tequila. Use a long bar spoon and stir smoothly and continuously for about 30-40 seconds. This ensures the cocktail is chilled, dilutes it slightly for a smoother taste, and combines the spirits evenly.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish works well with The Bastard cocktail?

Given the strong, spirited nature of The Bastard cocktail, a simple lemon twist or an orange peel can add a nice aromatic touch without overpowering the drink. The citrus notes will complement the mixture of spirits without complicating the flavor profile too much.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of The Bastard compare to a standard cocktail?

The Bastard cocktail has a high alcohol content at 40%, which is notably higher than many standard cocktails, which typically range from 15% to 30% alcohol by volume. This makes The Bastard a potent choice, best enjoyed slowly and responsibly.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

For what occasions is The Bastard cocktail most suitable?

The Bastard cocktail, with its high alcohol content and bold flavor profile, is best suited for occasions where a strong, sipping drink is desired. It might be a hit at a small gathering of spirit enthusiasts or for a quiet evening where the focus is on savoring complex flavors. Due to its strength, it’s not ideal for large parties where guests might prefer lighter drinks.

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