The Douglas International
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The Douglas International
Cocktail recipe

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The Douglas International cocktail is a unique blend that marries the rich, dark flavors of a coffee liqueur with the iconic, full-bodied taste of Guinness stout. Served in a pint ... more The Douglas International cocktail is a unique blend that marries the rich, dark flavors of a coffee liqueur with the iconic, full-bodied taste of Guinness stout. Served in a pint glass, this concoction is designed for those who appreciate the depth and complexity that comes from combining the smooth, sweet notes of the coffee liqueur with the malty, creamy characteristics of the Guinness. Its robust profile makes it a beverage that stands out, offering a fusion of flavors that is both invigorating and comforting, ideal for sipping in a relaxed setting where the focus is on the experience of the drink itself.
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Coffee liqueur
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7.03% | 2.36 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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60ml 2oz 6cl
275ml 9.3oz 27.5cl

Method
How to make a The Douglas International

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Place a double shot of Tia Maria into a half pint glass, then top up with Guinness and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the coffee liqueur in The Douglas International with another type of liqueur?

Yes, you can substitute the coffee liqueur with another type of liqueur if you prefer a different flavor profile. For instance, a chocolate liqueur could complement the stout's rich flavors, but keep in mind it will change the original taste and character of The Douglas International.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve The Douglas International for optimal flavor?

The Douglas International should be served cold in a pint glass to properly appreciate its flavors. Pour the coffee liqueur first, then gently top with the Guinness to maintain its unique layers and ensure the optimal blending of flavors.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What foods pair well with The Douglas International?

Considering its rich and robust flavors from the coffee liqueur and Guinness, The Douglas International pairs well with hearty, savory foods such as roasted meats, barbecue, or rich desserts like chocolate cake or tiramisu.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize The Douglas International to suit personal taste preferences?

You can customize The Douglas International by adjusting the ratio of coffee liqueur to Guinness depending on your preference for sweetness vs. bitterness. Additionally, experimenting with flavored liqueurs like vanilla or hazelnut can add interesting twists to the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of The Douglas International compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 7.03%, The Douglas International falls into the moderate range of alcoholic strength for cocktails. It's slightly stronger than light cocktails like the Mojito or Pimm's Cup, which generally have lower alcohol content, but not as strong as cocktails like the Martini or Old Fashioned, which have higher alcohol percentages.

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