Bitter Rasputin
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Bitter Rasputin
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.73 / 5
Named for the crazy Russian monk Rasputin, with some bitterness from the Campari and orange bitters. ~ Jim Lindblad Named for the crazy Russian monk Rasputin, with some bitterness from the Campari and orange bitters. ~ Jim Lindblad
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Orange
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39.48% | 3.87 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Bitter Rasputin

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice
Stir well then strain into chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a flamed orange peel and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is Green Chartreuse and why is it used in the Bitter Rasputin?

Green Chartreuse is a French liqueur made by Carthusian monks since the 1740s, featuring a complex blend of 130 herbs, plants, and flowers. Its unique flavor profile, which includes notes of citrus, mint, and spice, adds depth and complexity to the Bitter Rasputin, making the cocktail distinctive and flavorfully rich.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Bitter Rasputin stirred and not shaken?

The Bitter Rasputin is stirred and not shaken to preserve the clarity and texture of the drink. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without introducing too much air, preventing the drink from becoming overly diluted or cloudy. This technique helps to maintain the smooth, silky texture that is characteristic of this cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Bitter Rasputin compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 39.48%, Bitter Rasputin is on the higher end of the spectrum compared to many classic cocktails, which typically range from 15% to 30% alcohol by volume. This makes it a stronger choice, ideal for those who prefer drinks with a bit more potency.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Bitter Rasputin?

The Bitter Rasputin is best served in a chilled cocktail glass to maintain its cold temperature. The serving method emphasizes the cocktail's rich flavors and aromas, making it a refined choice for sipping. Optionally, a twist of orange peel can be added as garnish to enhance its citrus notes.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Bitter Rasputin suitable for a gluten-free diet?

Yes, the Bitter Rasputin can be considered suitable for a gluten-free diet, as it is primarily made with vodka, Green Chartreuse, Campari, and orange bitters, which are generally gluten-free. However, individuals with gluten sensitivity should verify that the specific brands of alcohol used are certified gluten-free.

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