Fumidus
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Fumidus
Cocktail recipe

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The Fumidus cocktail is a rich and aromatic concoction that combines the warmth of whiskey with the complex, herbal notes of Amaro, creating a base with depth and character. Complementing ... more The Fumidus cocktail is a rich and aromatic concoction that combines the warmth of whiskey with the complex, herbal notes of Amaro, creating a base with depth and character. Complementing this are the bright acidity of lemon juice and the sweet, spiced undertones of red vermouth, which together bring balance and a subtle layer of sophistication. An addition of chocolate bitters, though measured at 0ml in the given recipe, could typically introduce a hint of cocoa to the mix, lending an additional nuance to the flavor profile. Served in a classic cocktail glass, the Fumidus offers a taste experience poised between the invigorating and the comforting, suitable for savoring as an evening drink or a sophisticated after-dinner digestif.
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24.33% | 2.19 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Fumidus

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of whiskey in the Fumidus cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute a different type of whiskey in the Fumidus cocktail. While the original recipe may call for a specific whiskey type, experimenting with others like bourbon, rye, or even a smoky Scotch can add a unique twist to your drink. The key is to maintain the balance of flavors, so choose a whiskey that complements the bitter and sweet components of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works well with a Fumidus?

A Fumidus cocktail can be beautifully garnished with a twist of lemon peel or a dark chocolate shaving to enhance its complex flavors. The citrusy brightness of the lemon peel adds a refreshing contrast, while chocolate shavings can complement the depth brought by the chocolate bitters.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is the Fumidus cocktail suitable for any particular time of day?

The Fumidus, with its robust and bitter profile enhanced by whiskey and amaro, is particularly suitable for the evening. It serves as an excellent digestif after dinner, thanks to its rich flavors and moderate alcohol content. However, its versatility also allows it to be enjoyed as a sophisticated pre-dinner drink.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should the Fumidus cocktail always be shaken, and why?

Yes, the Fumidus cocktail should be shaken as directed in the recipe. Shaking not only chills the drink but also ensures a well-integrated mix of the dense ingredients like amaro and vermouth with the rest of the spirits and juices. This results in a smoother, more cohesive flavor and texture, as well as a more visually appealing cloudiness.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Fumidus compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The Fumidus has an alcohol content of 24.33%, which positions it slightly higher than many standard cocktails, which often range between 15% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes it a moderately strong drink, suitable for sipping and savoring, rather than quick consumption.

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