Xan
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Xan
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The Xan cocktail is a simplistic yet inviting drink, primarily featuring cherry brandy as its central ingredient, which offers a rich, fruity depth characterized by the tart-sweet profile of cherries. ... more The Xan cocktail is a simplistic yet inviting drink, primarily featuring cherry brandy as its central ingredient, which offers a rich, fruity depth characterized by the tart-sweet profile of cherries. To elevate its warmth and complexity, a hint of cinnamon is added, providing a spicy undercurrent that pairs perfectly with the liqueur's sweetness. Typically served in a traditional cocktail glass, this concoction is a cold, stirred mix that showcases the interplay between the alluring flavor of cherry and the aromatic spice of cinnamon. The Xan can be an attractive choice for those appreciating a cocktail that marries fruitiness with a whisper of spice.
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Cherry Brandy
Alcohol content
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40% | 2.4 units *

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Ingredients

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60ml 2oz 6cl
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Method
How to make a Xan

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and sprinkle some cinnamon on top before serving

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·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Xan cocktail to ensure the best flavor?

To properly stir the Xan cocktail, fill a mixing glass with ice cubes, add the cherry brandy, and sprinkle a dash of cinnamon over it. Stir the mixture gently for about 30 seconds to chill the drink without diluting it too much. This ensures the flavors meld together nicely while maintaining the cocktail's strong taste.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of cherry brandy is best used in the Xan cocktail?

For the Xan cocktail, a high-quality cherry brandy with a rich and smooth flavor works best. Look for brands that use real cherries in their distillation process, as this will enhance the overall taste of the cocktail with authentic cherry tones.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Xan cocktail compare to a standard glass of wine?

The Xan cocktail has an alcohol content of 40%, which is significantly higher than the average glass of wine, which typically ranges from 12% to 15% alcohol by volume. This makes the Xan a much stronger choice, so it should be enjoyed in moderation.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal temperature to serve the Xan cocktail at?

The Xan cocktail is best served cold. Chilling the cocktail glass before serving can enhance the drinking experience, ensuring the cocktail maintains its intended flavor profile and temperature throughout the duration of its consumption.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I add any ingredients to the Xan cocktail to give it a personal twist?

Yes, the Xan cocktail can be customized based on personal preference. Consider adding a splash of soda water for a slight effervescence, or a teaspoon of honey to add a sweet depth to the drink. Orange or lemon zest can also be a refreshing addition that complements the cherry and cinnamon flavors.

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