Bunny Hug
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Bunny Hug
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The Bunny Hug cocktail is a unique and flavorful drink that combines the bold flavors of aniseed liqueur, gin, and whiskey. Originating in the city of Cincinnati in the early ... more The Bunny Hug cocktail is a unique and flavorful drink that combines the bold flavors of aniseed liqueur, gin, and whiskey. Originating in the city of Cincinnati in the early 1900s, this cocktail was named after a popular dance move of the time. The aniseed liqueur, with its distinctive licorice-like taste, adds a delicate sweetness to the drink while the gin and whiskey provide a strong and robust base. This combination of ingredients results in a well-balanced and complex flavor profile that is both refreshing and satisfying. With its roots in the bustling nightlife of Cincinnati, the Bunny Hug cocktail is the perfect choice for those looking for a strong and flavorful drink with a touch of nostalgia.
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Aniseed liqueur
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40% | 6 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Bunny Hug

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put ice-cubes into a mixing glass
Pour the Pernod, gin and whisky over the ice and stir vigorously
Then strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the Bunny Hug cocktail?

The Bunny Hug cocktail hails from the early 20th century, originating in San Francisco. It was popular among the younger crowd, particularly just before the Prohibition era in the United States. The name 'Bunny Hug' itself was a reference to a dance move at the time, known for being quite racy. The cocktail's potent mix of ingredients reflects the spirit of freedom and rebellion during that period.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should the Bunny Hug be stirred for the best result?

For the Bunny Hug cocktail, it is recommended to stir the ingredients with ice in a mixing glass until well chilled, ideally for about 30 to 45 seconds. This method helps to dilute the drink slightly, making its strong flavors more palatable, while ensuring it stays cold and refreshing without becoming watered down.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Bunny Hug compare to other classic cocktails?

The Bunny Hug cocktail, with an alcohol content of 40%, is notably stronger than many classic cocktails. For example, a classic Martini or Manhattan typically ranges around 30-35% alcohol content. The high proportion of spirits (whiskey, gin, and aniseed liqueur) without the presence of mixers or diluents gives the Bunny Hug its potent kick.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass to serve a Bunny Hug in?

The ideal glass to serve a Bunny Hug in is a cocktail glass, as originally specified. This type of glass, also commonly referred to as a martini glass, is perfect for serving strong, stirred drinks that are meant to be sipped and savored slowly, highlighting the cocktail's robust flavor profile.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Bunny Hug cocktail?

Given its strong alcohol content and sophisticated flavor profile, the Bunny Hug cocktail is best suited for late evening functions or small, intimate gatherings. It's a conversation starter, perfect for occasions where you want to impress with a choice that's out of the ordinary. However, due to its potency, it's advisable to enjoy it in moderation.

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