Xanthia
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Xanthia
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The Xanthia cocktail is a potent, vibrant concoction that combines the herbaceous complexity of Yellow Chartreuse with the sweetness of cherry brandy, all underpinned by the crisp, juniper-forward profile of ... more The Xanthia cocktail is a potent, vibrant concoction that combines the herbaceous complexity of Yellow Chartreuse with the sweetness of cherry brandy, all underpinned by the crisp, juniper-forward profile of gin. This harmony of flavors creates a singular and memorable experience in a small package, traditionally served in a shot glass. The combination of botanicals from the gin and Chartreuse, along with the fruity depth from the cherry brandy, makes the Xanthia a unique and sophisticated choice for those who enjoy a multilayered and aromatic cocktail experience.
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40% | 1.2 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Xanthia

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a shot glass and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the ingredients for the Xanthia cocktail?

To properly shake the ingredients for the Xanthia cocktail, first, fill a cocktail shaker about halfway with ice cubes. Add 10ml each of gin, cherry brandy, and yellow Chartreuse. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 10 to 15 seconds. This ensures that the mixture is well-chilled and properly mixed before straining it into a shot glass.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Xanthia compare to standard shots?

The Xanthia cocktail has an alcohol content of 40%, which is quite potent compared to standard shots. A typical shot of spirit like vodka, gin, or whiskey usually has an alcohol content around 40% as well, but because the Xanthia combines three different alcoholic ingredients, each sip packs the same punch as a straight-up shot of spirits, despite its modest total volume of 30ml.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Xanthia to highlight its flavors?

The Xanthia cocktail is best served chilled in a shot glass to highlight its concentrated flavors. As it is a strong mix of gin, cherry brandy, and yellow Chartreuse, serving it cold enhances its smoothness and the complex interplay of herbal and sweet notes. No additional garnish is needed, allowing the drink's bold taste to stand front and center.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suited for serving the Xanthia cocktail?

The Xanthia cocktail, with its bold flavors and strong alcohol content, is well-suited for occasions like intimate gatherings or as a celebratory shot at parties. Its potent nature and sophisticated taste profile make it an excellent choice for after-dinner drinks or as a special toast during small, festive events.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Xanthia if I don't have yellow Chartreuse?

If you don't have yellow Chartreuse, you can substitute it with green Chartreuse for a similar herbal profile, though it will be slightly stronger in flavor. Another alternative could be an herbal liqueur like Benedictine, though the taste will differ, it could still complement the cherry brandy and gin nicely. Note that substitutions may alter the original flavor balance of the Xanthia.

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