Cock N’ Bull Special
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Cock N’ Bull Special
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The Cock N' Bull Special is a rich and complex cocktail that combines the bold flavors of Cognac and Bourbon with the herbal sweetness of DOM Benedictine and the citrus ... more The Cock N' Bull Special is a rich and complex cocktail that combines the bold flavors of Cognac and Bourbon with the herbal sweetness of DOM Benedictine and the citrus notes of orange liqueur, rounded out with a dash of Angostura Bitters for depth. The cognac's sophistication is complemented by the Bourbon's warmth, while the Benedictine brings a unique blend of herbs and spices to the mix, creating a layered taste experience. Traditionally served in a whisky glass with a large ice cube, this cocktail is garnished with an orange twist that enhances its aromatic profile, making it a stimulating choice for connoisseurs seeking a nuanced and potent drink.
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Orange
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37.1% | 2.56 units *

Method
How to make a Cock N’ Bull Special

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a lowball glass with one large ice cube, add all the ingredients before stirring to mix and cool
Garnish with an orange twist and serve

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

·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving a Cock N’ Bull Special?

The ideal glassware for serving a Cock N’ Bull Special is a whisky glass, as it complements the rich and complex blend of flavors from the cognac, bourbon, and other ingredients, allowing for an optimum tasting experience.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should the ingredients of a Cock N’ Bull Special be combined?

The ingredients of a Cock N’ Bull Special should be combined by stirring, not shaking. This method helps to preserve the clarity and texture of the cocktail, maintaining the sophisticated balance between the cognac, bourbon, and liqueurs.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Cock N’ Bull Special compare to that of a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 37.1%, the Cock N’ Bull Special is significantly stronger than the average cocktail, which typically ranges from 10% to 20% alcohol by volume. It’s a potent choice best enjoyed slowly.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can you substitute the bourbon in a Cock N’ Bull Special with another type of whiskey?

Yes, you can substitute the bourbon in a Cock N’ Bull Special with another type of whiskey, such as rye or Scotch, to experiment with flavors. However, this will alter the cocktail's original taste profile, introducing different characteristics unique to the whiskey used.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways to customize a Cock N’ Bull Special?

To customize a Cock N’ Bull Special, consider adjusting the proportions of the main spirits for personal taste preference, adding a splash of soda water for a lighter version, or experimenting with different types of bitters to introduce new flavor nuances to the cocktail.

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