Thunderbird
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Thunderbird
Cocktail recipe

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The Thunderbird cocktail is a dark and inviting mix that features the warmth of whiskey harmonized with the sweet, almond-like flavor of amaretto. The addition of cola provides a familiar ... more The Thunderbird cocktail is a dark and inviting mix that features the warmth of whiskey harmonized with the sweet, almond-like flavor of amaretto. The addition of cola provides a familiar fizzy sweetness, while lime cordial cuts through with a touch of citrus tang, offering a complex flavor profile that is both refreshing and robust. Served in a highball glass, the Thunderbird presents a satisfying option for those who appreciate a cocktail with depth and a balance between strong spirits and soft, sweet mixers. Its name evokes a sense of power and freedom, reminiscent of mythical birds and classic Americana.
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10.8% | 3.24 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Thunderbird

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the ingredients over ice to a long glass, then serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the whiskey in the Thunderbird cocktail with another type of alcohol?

Yes, you can substitute the whiskey with another type of dark spirit to keep the flavor profile similar. Bourbon or dark rum could be potential substitutes, offering a different but complementary taste to the Amaretto.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works well with a Thunderbird cocktail?

A slice of lime or a lemon twist works well as a garnish for the Thunderbird cocktail. The citrus notes can enhance the flavors of the drink, especially the lime cordial component.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Thunderbird cocktail?

The Thunderbird is best served in a highball glass over ice. Ensure the cocktail is cold to maintain its refreshing qualities. Pour the whiskey and Amaretto over ice, top up with cola, then add a teaspoon of lime cordial for the finishing touch.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

With an alcohol content of 10.8%, the Thunderbird falls into the medium range of alcohol content for cocktails. Standard cocktails generally range from 5% to 20% in alcohol content. It's stronger than a light cocktail but not as strong as some of the more potent mixed drinks.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways I can customize the Thunderbird cocktail to suit my taste?

To customize the Thunderbird, you could experiment with the proportions of the ingredients. For a sweeter drink, increase the amount of Amaretto. For a stronger citrus flavor, add more lime cordial. You could also use different types of cola to see how they affect the overall flavor profile.

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