A.C.C.
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A.C.C.
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A.C.C., also known as the "Alcoholic Coffee Cocktail," is a rich and indulgent drink that combines the creamy sweetness of Bailey's with the bright citrus notes of Cointreau and the ... more A.C.C., also known as the "Alcoholic Coffee Cocktail," is a rich and indulgent drink that combines the creamy sweetness of Bailey's with the bright citrus notes of Cointreau and the nutty flavor of Amaretto. This delightful cocktail dates back to the 1980s, where it was first created in the bustling city of Atlanta. The combination of these three ingredients creates a well-balanced and decadent flavor profile, with the creamy texture of Bailey's complementing the tangy and nutty notes of Cointreau and Amaretto. It is often served over ice or shaken and strained into a chilled glass, making it a perfect after-dinner drink or a sweet treat to enjoy during a cozy night in. So sit back, relax, and savor the delicious flavors of A.C.C. as you indulge in this popular and beloved cocktail.
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Bailey's
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28.33% | 1.27 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

A.C.C., or Alcoholic Coffee Cocktail, is a rich blend of Bailey's, Cointreau, and Amaretto that offers creamy, citrusy, and nutty flavors in a harmonious balance. This decadent trio provides a sophisticated and smooth sip for an indulgent escape.

Method
How to make a A.C.C.

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the Baileys, then the Cointreau, then the amaretto to a lowball glass over ice, then serve
~ This drink is meant to be a lowball but also makes an excellent shooter. ~


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the A.C.C. cocktail without drastically changing its flavor?

Yes, you can experiment with substitutions in the A.C.C. cocktail. While the unique flavors of Bailey's, Cointreau, and Amaretto are central to the cocktail's taste, you could try substituting the Bailey's with another cream liqueur or the Amaretto with a different nut-flavored liqueur to maintain a similar flavor profile. However, substituting Cointreau, which is an orange-flavored liqueur, might have a more notable impact on the cocktail's taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the A.C.C. cocktail?

The A.C.C. cocktail is best served cold in a lowball glass. Since it is not shaken or stirred, consider chilling the ingredients beforehand or serving the cocktail over ice to ensure it is enjoyably cold. Additionally, using a chilled glass can enhance the drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the A.C.C. compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 28.33%, the A.C.C. cocktail is on the stronger side compared to many popular cocktails which usually range from 10% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). Cocktails like the Margarita or the Mojito typically have a lower ABV, making the A.C.C. a stronger choice for those who prefer a drink with a higher alcohol concentration.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any recommended customizations to improve the A.C.C. cocktail's rating?

Since the A.C.C. cocktail has a relatively low rating, experimenting with the ratios of the ingredients might offer a more pleasing balance. For example, adjusting the amount of Bailey's or Amaretto to better suit your taste for sweetness or nuttiness could enhance its appeal. Additionally, adding a dash of vanilla extract or a sprinkle of cocoa powder could also improve its flavor profile and overall enjoyment.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings would complement the A.C.C. cocktail?

Given the rich and sweet characteristics of the A.C.C. cocktail, it pairs well with desserts, especially those incorporating chocolate, nuts, or citrus flavors. For instance, a dark chocolate brownie, almond biscotti, or an orange-flavored crème brûlée would complement the cocktail's flavor profile, making for a delightful after-dinner pairing.

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