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BFG
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.45 / 5
Winner of the UK Drambuie Cocktail Competition 2010, created by Adam Elmegirab's. In his cocktail the bitter used was one of his own creation entitled Dr Adam Elmegirab's Boker's Bitters. Winner of the UK Drambuie Cocktail Competition 2010, created by Adam Elmegirab's. In his cocktail the bitter used was one of his own creation entitled Dr Adam Elmegirab's Boker's Bitters.
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32% | 2.88 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The BFG is a masterclass in balance and complexity, with the smokey depth of whiskey mingling beautifully with the honeyed spice of Drambuie. The addition of red vermouth brings a sweet vermouthiness that rounds out the drink, while the infrequent dash of Angostura or Boker's bitters introduces a subtle aromatic backbone that elevates the entire concoction.

Method
How to make a BFG

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice
Stir for 10-15 secs and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve
~ The exact recipe for this drink used Noilly Prat Rogue, ten year old Laphroaig and two dashes of Dr Adam Elmegirab's Boker's Bitters. ~

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the name BFG for this cocktail?

The name BFG for this cocktail does not have a widely known historical origin in classic cocktail lore, suggesting it might be a modern creation. BFG could be an acronym inspired by various phrases or names, but without specific context, it's difficult to pinpoint its exact origin for this cocktail. It's also possible the creator named it after something personally significant or simply for its memorable nature.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How should I garnish a BFG cocktail?

The BFG cocktail, with its mixture of whiskey, Drambuie, Angostura bitters, and red vermouth, lends itself well to garnishes that complement its rich and bitter profile. An orange twist or a cherry would be suitable, adding a touch of sweetness or citrus to balance the drink's flavors. Always consider the main ingredients' flavor profiles when choosing a garnish to enhance the cocktail's overall experience.

FAQ

Can I use any type of whiskey for the BFG cocktail?

Yes, you can use any type of whiskey for the BFG cocktail, but the choice of whiskey can significantly influence the drink's flavor profile. A smoother, lighter whiskey like Irish whiskey can make the cocktail more approachable, while a robust Scotch whisky or a bourbon with richer flavors can add depth and complexity. Experimenting with different whiskeys allows you to customize the cocktail to your taste preferences.

FAQ

What makes a cocktail glass the preferred choice for serving the BFG?

A cocktail glass is preferred for serving the BFG for several reasons. The shape of the glass, typically a stemmed glass with a wide bowl that narrows at the bottom, is designed to showcase the cocktail's appearance, concentrate its aromas for a more intense olfactory experience, and maintain its temperature. The elegance of the cocktail glass also complements the sophisticated blend of ingredients in the BFG, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

FAQ

Is the BFG cocktail suitable for those new to whiskey drinks?

The BFG cocktail, with its blend of whiskey, Drambuie, Angostura bitters, and red vermouth, offers a unique combination of flavors that might be more appreciated by those with some experience with whiskey drinks. However, its relatively moderate alcohol content and the smoothing effect of Drambuie's honeyed sweetness make it an approachable option for those new to whiskey cocktails willing to explore more complex flavors.

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