Burning Veil of Maya
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Burning Veil of Maya
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.9 / 5
It is time for the veil to burn and unleash the flavours and taste of this unusual mix. This is the more party-loving variant of the Veil of Maya shooter. ... more It is time for the veil to burn and unleash the flavours and taste of this unusual mix. This is the more party-loving variant of the Veil of Maya shooter. They may seem identical, but trust me, once the flame is out, the taste is different.
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Galliano
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30.57% | 1.07 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Burning Veil of Maya

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the Irish cream into the shooter glass
Gently layer on the Galliano, using the back of a spoon, then layer the sloe gin on top
Finally top it off with the overproof rum and set it on fire
Remember to extinguish it when the flame starts to grow
When it is safe, serve the drink

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Burning Veil of Maya compare to other cocktails?

The Burning Veil of Maya has an alcohol content of 30.57%, placing it in the higher range compared to many classic cocktails. For comparison, a standard Margarita has approximately 26% alcohol by volume (ABV) and a Manhattan about 30% ABV, making the Burning Veil of Maya similar in strength to a Manhattan but stronger than many other cocktails.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Burning Veil of Maya?

The Burning Veil of Maya is best served in a shot glass, chilled but not diluted by shaking or stirring. Since it's a potent concoction, serving it cold enhances its flavors and makes it a perfect choice for a bold, quick sip. It's ideally served as a pre-dinner or party-starting shot.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I replace one of the ingredients in the Burning Veil of Maya if I don't have it available?

Substituting ingredients in the Burning Veil of Maya can alter its unique taste, but if necessary, here are some suggestions: If you're out of Sloe Gin, a fruit-flavored liqueur can be a suitable alternative, though it will change the flavor profile. Missing Galliano? Vanillin or anise-flavored liqueurs could work but tread lightly to balance flavors. Bailey's is quite unique, but in a pinch, other Irish Creams can suffice. For the overproof rum, a high-proof bourbon might work, but the distinct taste will be different.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Burning Veil of Maya not shaken or stirred?

The Burning Veil of Maya is not shaken or stirred to maintain its potency and layered appearance. Shaking or stirring could dilute the drink with ice, changing its intended strong flavor and texture. This technique ensures each ingredient's character is preserved, allowing them to blend naturally in the glass, providing a unique tasting experience with each sip.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasion is the Burning Veil of Maya most suitable for?

Due to its strong flavor profile and high alcohol content, the Burning Veil of Maya is most suitable for special occasions that call for bold and memorable drinks, such as themed parties, Halloween events, or as a celebratory shot at milestone events. Its unique combination of ingredients makes it a talking point, best enjoyed among those who appreciate adventurous alcoholic concoctions.

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