Bessie & Jessie
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Bessie & Jessie
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.85 / 5
The Bessie & Jessie cocktail is a creamy and indulgent drink that combines the rich, egg-based texture of Advocaat with the bold flavours of whiskey. The addition of milk not ... more The Bessie & Jessie cocktail is a creamy and indulgent drink that combines the rich, egg-based texture of Advocaat with the bold flavours of whiskey. The addition of milk not only softens the overall profile but also adds to its smoothness, creating a cocktail that is both sippable and comforting. Traditionally served in a highball glass, the Bessie & Jessie offers a balance between the strong character of whiskey and the velvety sweetness of Advocaat, making it a unique choice for those who appreciate a cocktail with a dessert-like quality and a hint of robust spirit complexity.
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Advocaat
Garnish
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Mint
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15.33% | 3.45 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Bessie & Jessie

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into an ice filled tall glass, garnish with an orange slice and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Advocaat in the Bessie & Jessie cocktail with something else?

Yes, you can substitute Advocaat with egg nog or a combination of egg yolks, sugar, and brandy or rum if Advocaat is not available. The taste will be slightly different but still delicious.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Bessie & Jessie cocktail?

To properly shake the Bessie & Jessie, combine the milk, Advocaat, and whiskey in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds to ensure the mixture is well-chilled and mixed. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Bessie & Jessie cocktail?

The Bessie & Jessie is best served cold in a highball glass. Optionally, you can garnish it with a sprinkle of ground nutmeg or a cinnamon stick to add an extra layer of flavor.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Bessie & Jessie compare to other common cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 15.33%, Bessie & Jessie is on the moderate side compared to other cocktails. For comparison, classic cocktails like the Margarita or Martini often have higher alcohol contents, usually around 20-30%. This makes Bessie & Jessie a lighter option.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with the Bessie & Jessie cocktail?

The creamy and slightly sweet profile of Bessie & Jessie pairs well with dessert items or spicy appetizers. Consider serving it with cheesecake, fruit tarts, or spicy chicken wings for a balanced tasting experience.

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