Adam’s Stinger
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Adam’s Stinger
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.85 / 5
Adam's Stinger is a bold and complex cocktail that combines the rich and smoky flavors of whiskey and dark rum with the crisp and refreshing notes of vodka, gin, and ... more Adam's Stinger is a bold and complex cocktail that combines the rich and smoky flavors of whiskey and dark rum with the crisp and refreshing notes of vodka, gin, and apple juice. This unique combination of ingredients creates a well-balanced and bold flavor profile, making it the perfect drink for those who enjoy a strong and sophisticated cocktail. The origins of this intriguing cocktail are unclear, but it is rumored to have been invented by a bartender named Adam, hence the name. The addition of apple juice adds a touch of sweetness to the drink, making it a perfect choice for those who prefer a sweeter cocktail. Served over ice and garnished with a slice of apple, Adam's Stinger is a must-try for any cocktail enthusiast.
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21.82% | 4.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Adam’s Stinger

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the shots of alcohol to a highball glass
Add the apple juice and then some ice
Stir well and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Adam’s Stinger to ensure the flavors are well-blended?

To properly stir Adam’s Stinger, fill your mixing glass about halfway with ice cubes, then add the whiskey, vodka, gin, and dark rum. Use a long-handled bar spoon to stir the ingredients gently yet thoroughly for about 30 seconds to chill and dilute the mix slightly without making it too watery. This method ensures that the strong flavors of the spirits are well-blended before the apple juice is added for a smooth finish.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Adam’s Stinger for optimal enjoyment?

Adam’s Stinger should be served in a highball glass filled with ice. After stirring the alcoholic ingredients with ice as suggested, strain the mix into the glass, then top off with apple juice. Adding a straw and perhaps a slice of apple as garnish could enhance the drinking experience, making it not only visually appealing but also more enjoyable to sip.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Adam’s Stinger compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The alcohol content of Adam’s Stinger is 21.82%, which is relatively high compared to many classic cocktails. A standard cocktail typically ranges from 10% to 15% alcohol by volume (ABV). The higher alcohol content in Adam's Stinger comes from its combination of multiple spirits (whiskey, vodka, gin, and dark rum), making it a stronger choice suitable for those who prefer a more potent drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I substitute any ingredients in Adam’s Stinger to suit my taste preferences?

Yes, Adam’s Stinger can be customized to suit your taste. For a sweeter profile, consider using flavored vodka or spiced rum instead of their plain counterparts. If you prefer a less alcoholic version, reduce the quantities of the spirits and increase the apple juice volume. Additionally, for a sharper taste, you could add a squeeze of lemon or lime. Remember that substitutions may alter the original flavor profile, so experiment to find your ideal balance.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with Adam’s Stinger?

Given its strong and rich nature, Adam’s Stinger pairs well with robust, hearty foods. Think along the lines of grilled steak, barbecue ribs, or a spicy beef curry. The cocktail's complexity can also complement simpler snacks like salted nuts or aged cheeses, which can help balance the drink's potency with their savory flavors.

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