Fat Elvis
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Fat Elvis
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The Fat Elvis cocktail is a rich, indulgent shot-sized drink that amalgamates the creamy sweetness of Bailey's Irish Cream with the fruity tartness of raspberry liqueur, rounded off with the ... more The Fat Elvis cocktail is a rich, indulgent shot-sized drink that amalgamates the creamy sweetness of Bailey's Irish Cream with the fruity tartness of raspberry liqueur, rounded off with the nutty essence of Frangelico, which is a hazelnut liqueur. Named after the iconic rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley, known for his love of lavish flavors and indulgent treats, this cocktail makes a luxurious combination that is often served in a shot glass. The interplay between the creaminess, berry notes, and nuttiness creates a sumptuous taste experience reminiscent of a decadent dessert or a bold, flavorful treat.
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Bailey's
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17.33% | 0.52 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Fat Elvis

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into chilled shot glass and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of liqueur if I don't have raspberry liqueur for the Fat Elvis?

Yes, you can use a different type of liqueur if raspberry liqueur is not available. Consider using a blackberry liqueur or a cherry liqueur to maintain the fruity profile of the cocktail. However, keep in mind that substituting the liqueur will slightly alter the original taste profile of the Fat Elvis.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to combine the ingredients for a Fat Elvis cocktail?

The Fat Elvis cocktail should be prepared by shaking the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. After shaking well to ensure it's thoroughly chilled, strain the mixture into a shot glass. This method helps to blend the flavors effectively and provides a smooth, cold texture to the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish would complement the flavors of the Fat Elvis?

Considering the creamy and fruity flavors of the Fat Elvis, a simple garnish such as a small raspberry or a twist of orange peel on the rim of the shot glass would complement the cocktail beautifully. These garnishes add a fresh visual appeal and a slight aromatic enhancement without overpowering the drink's flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal setting or occasion for serving the Fat Elvis cocktail?

The Fat Elvis cocktail, with its rich and sweet profile, is perfect for dessert-themed parties or as an after-dinner treat. Its unique blend of flavors also makes it a great conversation starter at small gatherings or themed events where guests appreciate creative and indulgent cocktails.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Fat Elvis compare to other popular cocktails?

The Fat Elvis has an alcohol content of approximately 17.33%, which places it on the lower end of the spectrum compared to other popular strong cocktails like the Martini or Manhattan, which can have alcohol contents upwards of 20-30%. However, it is stronger than many fruit-based or cream-based cocktails which often have alcohol contents of around 10-15%. This makes the Fat Elvis a moderate choice, ideal for those looking for a balance between flavor and potency.

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