Aiw
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Aiw
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Aiw, also known as "All in White," is a bold and refreshing cocktail that packs a punch with its combination of vodka, white rum, tequila, peppermint schnapps, and sour mix. ... more Aiw, also known as "All in White," is a bold and refreshing cocktail that packs a punch with its combination of vodka, white rum, tequila, peppermint schnapps, and sour mix. This cocktail is believed to have originated in the early 1980s in a small bar in New Orleans called The Dungeon. The flavours of this cocktail are a perfect balance of sweetness, tartness, and a hint of mint from the peppermint schnapps. It is a popular choice for those who enjoy strong and bold cocktails with a bit of a kick. Aiw is often served over ice and garnished with a slice of lime or a sprig of mint, making it a visually appealing drink as well. Whether you're looking for a bold and refreshing cocktail to cool off on a hot summer day or a strong and unique drink to savor on a night out, Aiw is a perfect choice for any occasion.
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Lime
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21.5% | 6.45 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Aiw

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a shot of peppermint schnapps, two shots of rum, four shots of sour mix, two shots of tequila and a shot of vodka into cocktail shaker
Shake well and pour into a lowball glass with ice
Garnish with a lime wedge and serve

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·  Sour  ·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Aiw compare to other cocktails?

The Aiw cocktail has an alcohol content of 21.5%, which is relatively high compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 13-15%, and a Mojito around 10-12%. Therefore, Aiw is on the stronger side, making it suitable for those who prefer a cocktail with a bit more kick.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is Aiw shaken and not stirred?

Aiw is shaken and not stirred to ensure that the diverse and robust ingredients, especially the sour mix and peppermint schnapps, are thoroughly mixed. Shaking helps to chill the ingredients quickly, blending them smoothly to create a unified and refreshing taste. It also introduces a slight dilution, which is essential, given the cocktail's strong alcohol content. Stirring, in comparison, might not achieve the desired integration of flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve Aiw?

The ideal way to serve Aiw is in a lowball glass, chilled to enhance the drink's flavors and overall drinking experience. Since Aiw has a high alcohol content and a bold flavor profile, serving it over a large ice cube can help to moderate the intensity as the ice slowly melts, providing a balanced sipping experience. Garnishing with a mint leaf or lime wheel could also add a fresh touch to the strong cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can any ingredients in Aiw be substituted for a different experience?

Yes, ingredients in Aiw can be substituted to vary the taste and experience. For a slightly sweeter profile, one could replace peppermint schnapps with a fruit-flavored liqueur, such as raspberry or apple. If looking to lower the alcohol content, substituting the sour mix with a non-alcoholic version or even using lemon-lime soda could also create a lighter, more approachable cocktail. These substitutions allow for customization based on personal preference or availability of ingredients.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasions is Aiw most suitable for?

Given its strong alcohol content and bold flavor profile, Aiw is most suitable for occasions where a potent, invigorating cocktail is desired, such as a lively party or a celebratory event. It's particularly fitting for late-night gatherings or events where guests appreciate a cocktail that stands out in terms of taste and strength. However, its potency might not make it the best choice for more casual, laid-back occasions.

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