Tongue Twister
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Tongue Twister
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.99 / 5
This is a lethal drink. will get you slurring your words after a few if you make it right, hence the name!! This is a lethal drink. will get you slurring your words after a few if you make it right, hence the name!!
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Base ingredient
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Sambuca
Alcohol content
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38% | 2.28 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Tongue Twister is a bold, anise-flavored adventure combining black and white Sambuca with a splash of lemonade and blackcurrant. Its intense licorice flavor, supported by citrus and berry notes, offers a complex and memorable taste experience.

Method
How to make a Tongue Twister

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the black sambuca to a tall glass with lots of ice, then pour the white sambuca in
Give it a stir, squeezing the lime juice into the glass and dropping the two lime wedges in
Add some lemonade, add a dash of blackcurrant and give the whole thing a stir before serving

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

·  Stir  ·  Dash  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes the Sambuca in the Tongue Twister special?

Sambuca, a key ingredient in the Tongue Twister, is an Italian anise-flavoured liqueur. It's used in both its clear and black varieties in this cocktail, giving it a distinctive licorice taste that complements the fruity and acidic components from the lemonade, blackcurrant cordial, and lime wedges. The combination of both types of Sambuca creates a complex flavor profile that makes the Tongue Twister unique.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should the Tongue Twister be served to best enjoy its flavors?

The Tongue Twister should be served in a highball glass to allow the layers of flavor to interact properly. A highball glass is tall, promoting the mix of the aniseed flavors from the Sambuca with the acidity of the lemonade and lime, and the sweetness of blackcurrant cordial. It's recommended to serve this drink cold, with plenty of ice, to enhance its refreshing qualities.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can you suggest any modifications to the Tongue Twister recipe for a different taste experience?

To modify the Tongue Twister recipe for a different taste, you might consider using a flavored lemonade or adding a splash of soda water for a fizzier drink. For a sweeter variant, adjust the amount of blackcurrant cordial or use a squeeze of fresh blackcurrant juice. Additionally, experimenting with the amount of lime can balance the sweetness with a more citrusy note, making the cocktail customizable to personal taste preferences.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Tongue Twister compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 38%, the Tongue Twister falls on the higher end of the spectrum compared to many other cocktails. This is due to the fact that it contains 60ml of Sambuca, a liqueur with a high alcohol volume, without a large volume of non-alcoholic mixers to dilute it. It's stronger than many classic and popular cocktails, which typically range from 20% to 30% alcohol by volume, making it a choice for those preferring a stronger drink.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the significance of stirring, but not shaking, the Tongue Twister?

Stirring, rather than shaking, the Tongue Twister is significant because it gently combines the ingredients, preventing the drink from becoming overly aerated which can affect the texture and presentation. Stirring helps to maintain the clarity and integrity of the layered flavors, allowing the distinctive tastes of black and clear Sambuca, blackcurrant, and lime to emerge smoothly. This method ensures a balanced distribution of flavors without diluting the cocktail too much with melted ice.

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