Veil of Maya
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Veil of Maya
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.98 / 5
Sharp, creamy madness. The three seemingly clashing tastes actually play out pretty well in this colourful layered shooter. Sharp, creamy madness. The three seemingly clashing tastes actually play out pretty well in this colourful layered shooter.
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Galliano
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29% | 1.31 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Veil of Maya mixes Bailey's, Galliano, and sloe gin to create a layered shot that strikes an intriguing balance between creamy, herbal, and fruity notes. Each sip reveals a different layer, making it a complex but delightful choice for the adventurous drinker.

Method
How to make a Veil of Maya

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the Irish cream into the shooter glass
Using the back of a spoon gently layer on the Galliano
Finally layer the sloe gin on top and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What are the distinct flavors of the ingredients in the Veil of Maya?

Bailey's brings a creamy, slightly chocolatey, and Irish whiskey flavor, Galliano adds a sweet herbal note with hints of vanilla and anise, and Sloe Gin introduces a fruity, tart, and slightly almond taste from the sloe berries.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Veil of Maya to best enjoy its flavors?

The Veil of Maya should be served in a shot glass, ideally chilled to emphasize the richness of Bailey's, the herbal sweetness of Galliano, and the tart fruitiness of Sloe Gin. A cold serving temperature enhances the tasting experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the Veil of Maya's alcohol content compare to other common shots or cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 29%, the Veil of Maya is moderately strong compared to other shots, which can range widely but typically hover around 30-40% alcohol by volume (ABV) for spirits. It's slightly less potent than straight spirits but stronger than many mixed cocktails.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I tweak the Veil of Maya recipe for a spicier version?

Yes, for a spicier twist, consider adding a small amount of ginger liqueur or a few dashes of bitters with a spicy profile. Adjust the proportions to balance the heat with the existing flavors of the original ingredients.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Veil of Maya suitable for a gluten-free diet?

Bailey's and Sloe Gin typically contain no gluten, but it's crucial to check the specific brands used for any hidden gluten in additives. Galliano's original recipe is also gluten-free, but again, verifying the specific brand's formulation is essential due to varying production methods.

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