Frank Bama
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Frank Bama
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.74 / 5
Named after a character in Buffett's novel "Where Is Joe Merchant?" the recipe is a take on the classic Alabama Slammer Named after a character in Buffett's novel "Where Is Joe Merchant?" the recipe is a take on the classic Alabama Slammer
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Base ingredient
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Bourbon
Garnish
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Lemon
Alcohol content
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25% | 3 units *

Method
How to make a Frank Bama

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted, before straining into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with a lemon twist and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve a Frank Bama cocktail?

The Frank Bama, with its unique blend of fruitiness and a bourbon base, is perfect for summer gatherings, outdoor barbecues, or any occasion where a refreshing yet robust cocktail is desired. Its flavor profile makes it versatile for both casual and more formal events.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Frank Bama cocktail?

Yes, you can make substitutions, but it will change the flavor profile. For example, if you don't have sloe gin, you might use a raspberry liqueur for a different fruit note. Similarly, if you're out of orgeat syrup, almond syrup can serve as a substitute, though the taste will slightly vary. However, to retain the essence of the cocktail, try to keep the bourbon and citrus components.

FAQ

How do I achieve the best results when making a Frank Bama cocktail?

For the best results, use fresh lemon and orange juice. Chill the cocktail glass beforehand to keep the drink cold longer. Also, shake the ingredients with ice energetically to properly mix and chill the drink before straining it into the glass. Lastly, a dash of peach bitters should be precise; too much can overpower the other flavors.

FAQ

What does shaking the cocktail achieve compared to stirring?

Shaking a cocktail like the Frank Bama, as opposed to stirring, aerates the mixture, creating a slightly frothy texture and ensuring a well-blended drink. This method is particularly effective for cocktails with a mix of alcohol and citrus juices, giving the drink a more integrated flavor.

FAQ

What kind of bourbon works best in a Frank Bama?

For the Frank Bama, a medium-bodied bourbon with a balance of sweetness and oak would be ideal, as it complements the fruity flavors without overpowering them. Look for bourbons that have caramel and vanilla notes to enhance the cocktail's depth.

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