43 Mini Beer
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43 Mini Beer
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.11 / 5
The 43 Mini Beer is just that - a shot that looks like a mini beer. Made with Licor 43, a smooth Spanish liqueur comprised of 43 secret ingredients, and ... more The 43 Mini Beer is just that - a shot that looks like a mini beer. Made with Licor 43, a smooth Spanish liqueur comprised of 43 secret ingredients, and a dash of cream to add the “foam head,” this fun shot is perfect for parties, tailgating and more!
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Vanilla liqueur
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11.25% | 0.68 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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ml
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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The 43 Mini Beer packs a delightful punch with its simple duo of creamy richness and sweet, herbaceous undertones from the vanilla liqueur. The use of Licor 43, layered with heavy cream, creates a visually appealing shot that mimics a real beer and offers a subtle complexity on the palate, perfect for sipping at social gatherings.

Method
How to make a 43 Mini Beer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour chilled Liquor 43 into a shot glass, filling it two third’s of the way
Top with heavy cream and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is vanilla liqueur and how does it differ from vanilla extract?

Vanilla liqueur is an alcoholic beverage flavored with vanilla or vanilla beans. Unlike vanilla extract, which is used primarily in baking and cooking, vanilla liqueur contains alcohol and is used in cocktails and drinks for its sweet, aromatic vanilla flavor. Vanilla liqueur typically has a smooth, rich taste and can add a complex vanilla profile to cocktails such as the 43 Mini Beer.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Why is the 43 Mini Beer served in a shot glass, and are there alternative serving methods?

The 43 Mini Beer is served in a shot glass to mimic the appearance of a miniature beer, complete with a 'foamy head' created by the layer of cream on top. This presentation is not only visually appealing but also ensures the perfect ratio of vanilla liqueur to cream in each sip. While traditionally served in a shot glass, for a less potent option, it can be served in a small tumbler over ice to dilute the drink slightly and elongate the drinking experience.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the 43 Mini Beer cocktail to make it more festive for special occasions?

To add a festive touch to the 43 Mini Beer, consider rimming the shot glass with colorful sugar or sprinkles that match the occasion, such as red and green for Christmas or orange for Halloween. You can also float a small edible flower or a piece of fruit on top of the cream for a decorative and flavorful addition. For a sparkling twist, add a splash of your favorite soda or sparkling water on top.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the 43 Mini Beer compare to other popular cocktails?

The 43 Mini Beer has an alcohol content of 11.25%, which places it on the lower end of the spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 20%, and a Manhattan can reach upwards of 30% depending on the recipe. This makes the 43 Mini Beer a lighter option, perfect for those seeking a less potent cocktail experience.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the 43 Mini Beer suitable for individuals with lactose intolerance?

Given that the 43 Mini Beer contains cream, it is not suitable for individuals with lactose intolerance as standard. However, it can be modified to accommodate dietary restrictions by replacing the cream with a lactose-free alternative, such as coconut cream or almond milk creamer. These substitutes maintain the creamy texture and appearance while making the cocktail lactose-friendly.

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