The Famous Three
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The Famous Three
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The Famous Three is a bold cocktail that brings together the rich, complex flavors of whiskey, the aniseed sweetness of Sambuca, and the crisp, clean punch of white rum. The ... more The Famous Three is a bold cocktail that brings together the rich, complex flavors of whiskey, the aniseed sweetness of Sambuca, and the crisp, clean punch of white rum. The addition of tropical juice adds a fruity dimension that balances the spirit-forward base with a touch of exotic refreshment. Served in a pitcher glass, this cocktail is designed for those who enjoy a potent drink with a unique flavor combination. Its name suggests a celebration of its three core spirit ingredients, each contributing equally to the drink's strong profile and character.
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28.7% | 10.62 units *

Pitcher glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a The Famous Three

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir together three shots of rum, three shots of sambuca, and three shots of whisky into a pitcher over ice
Top up with cherryade and tropical juice and serve
~ This recipe makes enough for a pitcher. ~

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in The Famous Three compare to a standard cocktail?

The alcohol content of The Famous Three is 28.7%, which is relatively high when compared to many classic cocktails, which tend to hover around 15-25% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes it a stronger choice, suitable for those who prefer a cocktail with a higher alcohol concentration.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve The Famous Three to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve The Famous Three is cold, in a pitcher glass as recommended. This allows the flavors to meld together beautifully. It's also suggested to serve it over ice to keep it chilled without diluting the strong flavors of the whiskey, sambuca, and white rum too quickly.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is The Famous Three stirred instead of shaken?

The Famous Three is stirred instead of shaken to preserve the clarity and smoothness of the drink. Shaking can introduce air bubbles and dilute the cocktail more than stirring, potentially affecting the strong, distinct layers of flavor from the whiskey, sambuca, and white rum. Stirring gently combines the ingredients while maintaining the intended potency and texture.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any of the spirits in The Famous Three for a lower alcohol alternative?

Yes, you can substitute the spirits in The Famous Three with lower alcohol alternatives if you prefer a less potent cocktail. Consider using a lower-proof whiskey, a flavored liqueur instead of sambuca, or a light rum in place of the white rum to reduce the overall alcohol content. Be mindful that changing the spirits will alter the flavor profile of the cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving The Famous Three?

Given its high alcohol content and unique blend of flavors, The Famous Three is most suitable for small gatherings or special occasions where the guests appreciate strong, distinctive cocktails. It could be a hit at a themed party, a sophisticated soiree, or a celebration where a bold cocktail choice can be a conversation starter.

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