Eleven O'Six
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Eleven O'Six
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.31 / 5
Devised by Ron Oliver, head bartender at The Diamond. Devised by Ron Oliver, head bartender at The Diamond.
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Tequila
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Grapefruit
Alcohol content
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32.87% | 2.01 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Eleven O'Six is a sophisticated blend that marries the boldness of tequila with the deep, rich notes of cognac, creating an intriguing foundation. The addition of Aperol lends a bittersweet edge that plays well with the unusual choice of both grapefruit and Angostura bitters, offering a complex, citrus-infused finish that enhances the cocktail's layered complexity. This concoction by Ron Oliver appeals especially to those who appreciate a journey through contrasting yet complementary flavors in their sip.

Method
How to make a Eleven O'Six

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice, stir then strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish with a grapefruit peel twist and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of taste profile can I expect from an Eleven O'Six cocktail?

Given its ingredients, the Eleven O'Six cocktail offers a unique blend of flavors. The tequila and cognac provide a warm, rich base that's both earthy and slightly sweet. Aperol adds a touch of bitterness and citrusy brightness, while the dash of grapefruit bitters introduces a tangy and slightly fruity note. The Angostura bitters contribute to depth with its complex spicy and herbal undertones. Overall, you can expect a balanced cocktail with a delightful interplay of sweetness, bitterness, and citrus.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve the Eleven O'Six cocktail?

The Eleven O'Six, with its sophisticated blend of ingredients and artistic balance of flavors, is perfect for a variety of occasions. Its elegance makes it well-suited for special events like wedding receptions, anniversaries, or holiday parties. It's also an excellent choice for a relaxing evening at home or as a refined pre-dinner drink at a dinner party. Its unique flavor profile appeals to those who appreciate craft cocktails and the art of mixology.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How should I garnish the Eleven O'Six cocktail?

The Eleven O'Six cocktail's complexity and elegance can be complemented with a simple garnish that does not overpower its delicate balance of flavors. A thin slice of grapefruit peel or a twist could highlight the citrus notes, while a cherry or a small sprig of an aromatic herb like thyme or rosemary could add a touch of color and a subtly different aroma that complements its depth. It’s important that the garnish remains understated to not distract from the cocktail’s crafted balance.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Eleven O'Six?

Creating a non-alcoholic version of the Eleven O'Six is certainly possible and can still capture the essence of the original cocktail. Substitute the tequila and cognac with non-alcoholic spirits or a base like seedlip that mimic the complexity and flavor profiles of hard liquors. Non-alcoholic versions of bitters and aperitifs are also available to replace the Angostura bitters and Aperol. Though the flavors may not be identical, with careful blending, you can still enjoy a sophisticated, non-alcoholic cocktail that echoes the spirit of the Eleven O'Six.

FAQ

Is the Eleven O'Six suitable for all seasons, or is it better in a specific time of year?

The Eleven O'Six, with its mix of warmth from the tequila and cognac and the bright, citrusy notes from the Aperol and grapefruit bitters, makes it a versatile cocktail suitable for all seasons. Its warming alcohol base makes it a comforting choice for the colder months, while the citrus and bitter elements can provide a refreshing quality during warmer seasons. However, its sophistication and balance might be particularly appreciated during the fall and spring when drinkers often seek both warmth and brightness in their beverages.

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