What Was That?
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What Was That?
Cocktail recipe

Rating

1.23 / 5
What Was That? is a bold and intense cocktail that will surely awaken your senses. Its unique combination of aniseed liqueur, absinthe, lemonade, lemon liqueur, and black Sambuca creates a ... more What Was That? is a bold and intense cocktail that will surely awaken your senses. Its unique combination of aniseed liqueur, absinthe, lemonade, lemon liqueur, and black Sambuca creates a distinctively herbal and licorice flavor profile. The aniseed and Sambuca provide the cocktail with a strong, lingering licorice taste, while the absinthe adds a sweet and floral note. The lemonade and lemon liqueur add a refreshing citrus twist, balancing out the strong anise flavors. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy bold and complex flavors and is a popular choice for a night out or a special occasion. Just be careful, one sip of this potent concoction and you'll be asking "What Was That?!"
Base ingredient
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Aniseed liqueur
Alcohol content
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15.8% | 4.74 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Aniseed liqueur cocktail ingredient
Aniseed liqueur
30ml 1oz 3cl
Absinthe cocktail ingredient
Absinthe
30ml 1oz 3cl
Lemonade cocktail ingredient
Lemonade
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Lemon liqueur cocktail ingredient
Lemon liqueur
60ml 2oz 6cl
Sambuca (Black) cocktail ingredient
Sambuca (Black)
30ml 1oz 3cl

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a highball glass add the lemonade to three-quarters full, then add the Pernod and sambuca
Mix to make a murky black colour
Then layer the limoncello and the absinthe on top (in that order) and serve

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