Best Man
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Best Man
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Rating

4.7 / 5
Created by Danielle Tatarin of The Designer Cocktail Company, and featured in British Columbia 'Taste' magazine in an article for signature wedding cocktails. Created by Danielle Tatarin of The Designer Cocktail Company, and featured in British Columbia 'Taste' magazine in an article for signature wedding cocktails.
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Campari
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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27.32% | 2.6 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Best Man is a boldly flavorful cocktail that integrates the bitter and herbal qualities of Campari with the smoothness of bourbon, interspersed with hints of chocolate. The depth offered by red vermouth complements the light chocolate bitters, forging a multi-dimensional and intriguing sip.

Method
How to make a Best Man

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir all the ingredients in a mixing glass, before pouring into a rocks-filled highball glass
Garnish with an orange peel and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another spirit for bourbon in the Best Man cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute bourbon with another type of whiskey if desired. Rye whiskey could be a good choice for those looking for a spicier kick. However, keep in mind that the substitute may alter the original flavor profile of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish would complement the Best Man cocktail?

Considering the chocolate and bitter notes of the Best Man cocktail, an orange zest twist or a lightly expressed orange peel could add a pleasant aromatic contrast and visual appeal without overpowering the drink's complex flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a particular way to serve the Best Man cocktail to best enjoy its flavors?

The Best Man cocktail, served in a highball glass, is best enjoyed cold. Stirring the cocktail with ice before straining into the glass will help to chill and dilute it slightly, making the flavors more harmonious. Serving it with a large ice cube could also keep it chilled longer without too much dilution.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Best Man cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Best Man cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to preserve its clarity and texture. Shaking can introduce air bubbles and cloudiness, which might detract from the smooth, sophisticated character of a cocktail that includes spirits and vermouth like this one.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Best Man compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 27.32%, the Best Man is on the stronger side compared to the average cocktail, which typically hovers around 20-25% alcohol by volume (ABV) when mixed. Its hearty blend of Campari, bourbon, and vermouth contributes to this higher alcohol content, making it a robust choice.

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