Sugar and spice
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Sugar and spice
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4.2 / 5
Invented by Wayne Collins and shown on BBC's Something for the Weekend, this recipe uses a pre-prepared garam masala spiced pineapple. The recipe involves a little more work but it ... more Invented by Wayne Collins and shown on BBC's Something for the Weekend, this recipe uses a pre-prepared garam masala spiced pineapple. The recipe involves a little more work but it tastes great and is definitely worth the preparation effort.
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Galliano
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Pineapple
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23.57% | 1.65 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Sugar and Spice cocktail tantalizingly merges the creamy richness of butter with the exotic heat of garam masala, providing a unique culinary twist to a classic rum concoction. The spicy undertones of the masala complement the sweet pineapple and sugary blend, pairing delightfully with the vanilla hints of Galliano and the robust kick of white rum, creating a layered and indulgent sipping experience.

Method
How to make a Sugar and spice

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
To make the garam masala spiced-pineapple, heat a knob of butter in a frying pan and fry pineapple chunks cut from a small pineapple, until golden brown
Add a teaspoon of garam masala and a teaspoon of brown sugar until the sugar has dissolved
Leave to cool
Muddle four cubes of the spiced pineapple chunks with the sugar at the bottom of a cocktail shaker
Add the rum and Galliano along with a handful of crushed ice and shake hard in a cocktail shaker
Strain into a whisky tumbler filled with crushed ice
Garnish with two pineapple leaves and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the ideal occasion for serving the Sugar and Spice cocktail?

The Sugar and Spice cocktail, with its balance of sweet and warm flavors, is perfect for autumn or winter gatherings. Its cozy and festive nature makes it an excellent choice for holiday parties, intimate get-togethers, or a relaxing evening at home.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Galliano with another liqueur in the Sugar and Spice cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute Galliano with another liqueur to create a variation of the Sugar and Spice cocktail. A vanilla-flavored liqueur could work as a substitute, offering a similar sweetness and spice profile. However, the unique flavor of Galliano, which includes hints of anise and vanilla, might be missed, so expect a slightly different taste.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the Sugar and Spice cocktail for someone with a sweet tooth?

To cater to someone with a sweet tooth, you could increase the amount of sugar or add a splash of simple syrup to the Sugar and Spice cocktail. Additionally, garnishing with a sugar rim or adding a small amount of sweet fruit juice could enhance the sweetness without altering the fundamental character of the drink.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Sugar and Spice cocktail?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Sugar and Spice cocktail can be created by omitting the white rum and Galliano and substituting them with non-alcoholic spirits or syrups that mimic their flavors. For example, use a non-alcoholic vanilla or herbal syrup instead of Galliano and a non-alcoholic white rum alternative. Adjust the sweetness and spices according to taste.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to serve the Sugar and Spice cocktail to preserve its flavors?

To best preserve the flavors of the Sugar and Spice cocktail, serve it cold but not over-diluted. Use a shaker to mix the ingredients well with ice, then strain into a whisky glass to avoid dilution from melting ice. Garnishing with a pineapple chunk or a cinnamon stick can also enhance the sensory experience without compromising the cocktail's integrity.

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