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Zipper
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The Zipper is a bold cocktail served in a shot glass, known for its straightforward and robust flavor profile. It combines the citrusy sweetness of orange liqueur, typically Grand Marnier, ... more The Zipper is a bold cocktail served in a shot glass, known for its straightforward and robust flavor profile. It combines the citrusy sweetness of orange liqueur, typically Grand Marnier, with the distinctive agave punch of tequila. Despite lacking added sugar in the mix, the orange liqueur's natural sweetness brings a balanced contrast to the sharpness of the tequila, making it a popular choice for those who appreciate a strong, spirit-forward drink. The Zipper is characterized by its simplicity and is recognized for its intense taste that appeals mainly to those who enjoy potent and succinct cocktails.
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27.5% | 0.83 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Zipper

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Layer half a shot Grand Marnier and half a shot of tequila in a shot glass
Sprinkle some brown sugar over the top and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the orange liqueur in a Zipper cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the orange liqueur in a Zipper cocktail with other citrus-flavored liqueurs such as Cointreau or Triple Sec. These alternatives will maintain the citrus flavor profile essential to the cocktail's character.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Zipper cocktail?

A Zipper cocktail is best served in a shot glass, thoroughly chilled but not diluted. This means you can chill the ingredients beforehand in the refrigerator or briefly place the mixed drink in the freezer before serving. Since it's served cold and has a sharp taste, a quick, straight shot is the preferred method of consumption.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are suitable for serving a Zipper cocktail?

Given its strong and straightforward nature, the Zipper cocktail is well-suited for lively gatherings, parties, or as a bold start to a night out. Its quick-to-consume shot format makes it perfect for toasting special occasions among friends.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Zipper cocktail compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 27.5%, the Zipper cocktail is considerably strong compared to many other cocktails. Most cocktails have an alcohol content ranging from 10% to 20%. Therefore, the Zipper packs a punch and should be consumed moderately.

GARNISHING_TIPS

Are there any recommended garnishes for a Zipper cocktail?

While the Zipper cocktail, being a simple and straightforward shot, does not traditionally come with a garnish, you can add a small orange twist or a lime wedge on the rim of the shot glass for an extra burst of citrus aroma. This small addition can enhance the sensory experience.

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