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Basketball
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.41 / 5
This recipe for a Basketball is one I found whilst being a cocktail barman in the bars and clubs of Hong Kong around 1990ish. The mix of vapour and liquid ... more This recipe for a Basketball is one I found whilst being a cocktail barman in the bars and clubs of Hong Kong around 1990ish. The mix of vapour and liquid alcohol really gives you an amazing hit, coupled with the fun of all playing “basketball” together. This really is a great party starter. ~ R. Whitehead
Base ingredient
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Cognac
Alcohol content
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39.33% | 7.08 units *

Brandy glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Cointreau cocktail ingredient
Cointreau
60ml 2oz 6cl
Cognac cocktail ingredient
Cognac
60ml 2oz 6cl
Sambuca cocktail ingredient
Sambuca
60ml 2oz 6cl

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put the Cointreau, cognac and sambuca into the brandy glass
Slowly heat the glass with the lighter, keeping a steady heat to the bulb part of the brandy glass which you keep rotating
When the liquid is warm it will give off an alcohol vapour
Lick your palm, then light the contents of the glass and put your licked palm quickly over the top
With the glass covered the flames will slowly burn up all the oxygen creating a vacuum inside the glass
Now turn the glass upside down and do a basketball basket shot movement
The glass will be firmly attached to your palm! Slide the rim of the glass off your hand near your thumb and forefinger
Sniff the vapour from the glass and then down the shot in one hit
~ It's best to use a brandy snifter glass as they come in different sizes to fit different people’s sizes of hands! To check, turn the glass upside-down and see that its circumference fits within your palm. When heating the glass with the lighter, the outside will become black but don’t worry about it. When you place your hand on the hot glass the saliva will stop you getting burned. ~

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