Black Feather
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Black Feather
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.97 / 5
Created by Robert Hess who named it after the bar he has at his home. A very balanced enjoyable cocktail! Created by Robert Hess who named it after the bar he has at his home. A very balanced enjoyable cocktail!
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Base ingredient
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Brandy
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Orange
Alcohol content
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33.14% | 3.48 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Black Feather is a testament to nuanced mixology; the harmonious blend of brandy's warmth, the herbal notes of white vermouth, and the orangey zing from Cointreau results in a delectably balanced cocktail. The subtle inclusion of Angostura bitters gives it a delightful complexity that leaves a lasting impression.

Method
How to make a Black Feather

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with an orange peel and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the brandy in a Black Feather cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the brandy in a Black Feather with another type of brandy or a similar dark spirit like dark rum or whiskey to maintain the cocktail's deep flavors. However, this might slightly alter the original taste profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What would be an appropriate garnish for the Black Feather?

Given the ingredients, an orange twist or a cherry would be a fitting garnish for the Black Feather. These garnishes would complement the citrus notes from the Cointreau and the complexity of the brandy.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Black Feather cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Black Feather cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to maintain a smooth, clear consistency. Stirring is preferred for cocktails with only spirits and no citrus or dairy ingredients, as it prevents over-dilution and allows the flavors to blend gently.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal serving temperature for the Black Feather?

The ideal serving temperature for the Black Feather is chilled but not overly diluted. Serve it in a pre-chilled cocktail glass immediately after stirring with ice to achieve a cold temperature that highlights the cocktail's nuanced flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Black Feather compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 33.14%, the Black Feather is slightly higher in alcohol than many standard cocktails, which typically range from 20% to 30%. Its strength is derived from the combination of brandy and other spirits, making it a robust choice.

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