TLA
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TLA
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.99 / 5
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Base ingredient
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Lemon vodka
Alcohol content
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29.33% | 0.88 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

TLA is a daring shooter that layers coffee liqueur, Amaretto, and lemon vodka, creating a burst of contrasting flavors. Each layer offers a distinct taste, from deep coffee to sweet almond to zesty lemon, making it a thrilling experience in every sip.

Method
How to make a TLA

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Layer the ingredients into a shot glass
The Tia Maria first, then amaretto and finally the lemon vodka
Then serve

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

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes Lemon vodka a distinctive choice for the TLA cocktail?

Lemon vodka adds a unique citrusy brightness to the TLA cocktail, contrasting the rich, sweet notes of coffee liqueur and Amaretto. Its inclusion creates a balanced blend of flavors, offering a refreshing twist on a shot cocktail while contributing to the overall alcohol content.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Given its composition, how should the TLA cocktail be served for the best experience?

The TLA cocktail, being a cold, alcoholic, unshaken and unstirred beverage, is best served in a chilled shot glass to preserve its potency and flavor profile. Serving it cold enhances the depth and richness of the coffee liqueur and Amaretto, while highlighting the crisp zest from the Lemon vodka.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in TLA compare to other popular shot cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 29.33%, TLA stands on the higher end among shot cocktails, most of which vary from 15% to 40% alcohol by volume. It's stronger than many sweet or fruity shots but in line or slightly milder compared to traditional, straight spirit shots, providing a balanced yet potent experience.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What are the best food pairings for a TLA cocktail?

Given the TLA's unique blend of coffee liqueur, Amaretto, and Lemon vodka, savory snacks or sweet desserts make excellent pairings. Savory options could include salted nuts or cheese, while on the sweet side, chocolate-based desserts or almond-flavored pastries would complement the Amaretto's nutty notes and the richness of the coffee liqueur.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any recommended variations or twists for those looking to customize the TLA cocktail?

To customize the TLA, consider altering the base spirits for varied flavor profiles. For a less sweet variant, reduce the coffee liqueur and replace with espresso for a caffeinated kick. For a fruitier shot, infuse the Lemon vodka with other citrus fruits or berries. Adjusting the proportions of each ingredient can also tailor the cocktail to personal taste preferences, emphasizing either the sweetness, citrus, or coffee notes.

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