Albatross
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Albatross
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The Albatross cocktail is a potent and herbaceous drink, featuring two strong and distinctive spirits: Green Chartreuse and Absinthe. With origins in the 1930s, this drink is believed to have ... more The Albatross cocktail is a potent and herbaceous drink, featuring two strong and distinctive spirits: Green Chartreuse and Absinthe. With origins in the 1930s, this drink is believed to have been created in tribute to the famous British seaplane, the Albatross. Its bold green color and complex flavor profile make it a beloved choice among cocktail enthusiasts. The Green Chartreuse brings a sweet and floral element while the Absinthe adds a bold anise and herbal note. Combined, these spirits create a unique and flavorful experience, making the Albatross a favorite among those who enjoy adventurous and daring cocktails.
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Base ingredient
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Green Chartreuse
Alcohol content
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52.5% | 1.58 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl

Method
How to make a Albatross

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour green Chartreuse into a shot glass followed by La Fe Absinthe, then serve


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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Albatross cocktail compare to other common cocktails?

The Albatross cocktail has a high alcohol content of 52.5%, making it significantly stronger than many standard cocktails. For reference, classic cocktails like the Margarita or the Cosmopolitan typically have an alcohol content ranging from 20% to 30%. Thus, the Albatross is on the higher end of the spectrum, primarily due to its potent ingredients, Green Chartreuse and Absinthe.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve an Albatross cocktail?

The Albatross is best served cold in a shot glass, as specified. Given its strong flavors and high alcohol content, it's ideal as a sipping shot, allowing you to enjoy its complex taste slowly. Cooling the ingredients before serving can enhance the experience. It's not a cocktail typically served with ice, ensuring its flavors remain undiluted and potent.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Why are Green Chartreuse and Absinthe used in the Albatross cocktail, and what do they contribute?

Green Chartreuse and Absinthe are known for their unique and potent herbal flavors. Green Chartreuse brings a complex, slightly sweet herbal flavor to the cocktail, with its 130 herbs, plants, and flowers. Absinthe, on the other hand, adds a distinctive aniseed flavor with a hint of bitterness. The combination of these two creates a unique, strongly flavored cocktail with a notable herbal and anise profile.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Are there any common dietary restrictions to consider when serving the Albatross cocktail?

The Albatross cocktail, consisting of Green Chartreuse and Absinthe, is generally suitable for those following a gluten-free diet, as most distilled spirits are considered gluten-free. However, individuals with specific allergies to botanicals or herbs should exercise caution due to the wide range of ingredients in Green Chartreuse. Additionally, it's alcohol-dense, making it unsuitable for those avoiding alcohol for health, religious, or personal reasons.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Albatross cocktail?

Given its high alcohol content and distinctive, robust flavor profile, the Albatross cocktail is best suited for small gatherings among spirit enthusiasts or as a bold choice to kick off a tasting session. Its intense character makes it a fitting option for celebratory shots or to conclude a fine dining experience. However, due to its strength, it's recommended for occasions where sipping and savoring are appreciated, rather than for casual drinking.

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