The Clarky
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The Clarky
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The Clarky is a cocktail that is both bold and indulgent, combining the rich, velvety notes of coffee liqueur with the deep, complex flavors of dark rum. Accentuated with a ... more The Clarky is a cocktail that is both bold and indulgent, combining the rich, velvety notes of coffee liqueur with the deep, complex flavors of dark rum. Accentuated with a touch of grenadine for a hint of fruity sweetness, the concoction is balanced with the effervescence and familiar tang of cola. Served in a highball glass, this drink offers a multi-layered experience that evolves from the first sip to the last, making it a favored choice for those who appreciate a cocktail with a robust character and a smooth, lingering finish. The Clarky is a testament to the timeless appeal of coffee and rum, creating a beverage that's as suitable for a nightcap as it is for a social gathering.
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15 key ingredients
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Dark rum
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12% | 3.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a The Clarky

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add two shots of dark rum, a shot of grenadine, a shot of Tia Maria and a shot of Kahlúa to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a highball glass over fresh ice
Add coke to top up and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different liqueur for the coffee liqueur in The Clarky?

Yes, while coffee liqueur gives The Clarky its distinct flavor, you can substitute it with a chocolate liqueur or a nut-flavored liqueur like amaretto for a different flavor profile. Keep in mind that the substitution will alter the cocktail's original taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve The Clarky?

The Clarky is best served cold in a highball glass. To enhance the presentation, consider adding a few ice cubes before pouring the cocktail, and garnish with a lime wedge or a cherry for a pop of color and added flavor.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should The Clarky really be shaken and not stirred?

Yes, shaking the cocktail ingredients, especially for The Clarky, is recommended to properly mix the dense coffee liqueur and grenadine with the lighter cola and dark rum. Shaking creates a well-blended, more cohesive drink with a slightly aerated texture, enhancing its taste and consistency.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in The Clarky compare to other popular cocktails?

The Clarky has an alcohol content of 12%, which places it on the lower end of the spectrum compared to classic cocktails like the Margarita or the Martini but is slightly higher than light cocktails like the Mimosa. It's a good choice for those who prefer a milder alcohol experience without compromising flavor.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food would pair well with The Clarky?

Given its rich flavors of coffee, rum, and cola, The Clarky pairs well with desserts, particularly those that feature chocolate, caramel, or coffee elements. For a savory option, try it with spicy or smoked foods, such as barbecued ribs or spicy chicken wings, to complement its sweetness.

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