Beneath Broken Earth
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Beneath Broken Earth
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.85 / 5
This is a real treat with a subtle kick. One of the most proper ways of enjoying an aged rum (besides of sipping it neat and burning) is to set ... more This is a real treat with a subtle kick. One of the most proper ways of enjoying an aged rum (besides of sipping it neat and burning) is to set it loose with some good friends. Just choose the friends well!

Once I got this new bottle of (then still unknown to me) Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 aged rum I wondered what other components would be good enough to fit it as companions. Cointreau is always one of the first to-go ingredients in such efforts. And it did fit well, but something was missing - something to mellow down the nice, but fiery concoction. Then the blackcurrant juice went in - adding some freshness, yet giving some sweet-tart contrast.
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Aged rum
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Cocktail cherry
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20% | 3.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Beneath Broken Earth

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put some ice in the highball glass
Add the ingredients, and stir briefly
Add a maraschino cherry and serve
~ If this recipe is s a bit strong for you, just top it up with more blackcurrant juice. ~

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Cointreau in the Beneath Broken Earth cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute Cointreau with other orange liqueurs like Triple sec or Grand Marnier if you're looking for a similar flavor profile. If you want a non-alcoholic version, orange extract mixed with a bit of simple syrup can work as a substitute.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Beneath Broken Earth cocktail?

The Beneath Broken Earth should be served in a highball glass over ice. For an enhanced presentation and experience, garnish with a twist of orange peel or a few blackcurrants to complement the flavors in the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Beneath Broken Earth compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 20%, the Beneath Broken Earth has a slightly lower alcohol content than many classic cocktails, which often range from 25% to 40%. It's a good choice for those seeking a less potent option.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific technique for stirring the Beneath Broken Earth cocktail to achieve the best flavor?

Yes, when stirring the Beneath Broken Earth cocktail, use a long spoon to reach the bottom of the glass, and stir gently but thoroughly for about 30 seconds. This method integrates the ingredients evenly without over-diluting the drink, preserving its rich flavors.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Beneath Broken Earth cocktail?

To create a non-alcoholic version, replace the Cointreau with orange juice or a non-alcoholic orange liqueur, and substitute the aged rum with a combination of non-alcoholic dark rum alternative and a bit of molasses or simple syrup to mimic the rum's sweetness. The blackcurrant juice remains the same.

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