Nuclear Daiquiri
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Nuclear Daiquiri
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.5 / 5
Created at LAB bar, London, in 2005, by Gregor de Gruyther Created at LAB bar, London, in 2005, by Gregor de Gruyther
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Green Chartreuse
Garnish
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Lime
Alcohol content
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30.67% | 2.3 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Nuclear Daiquiri is a powerhouse with its bold, rambunctious dance of flavors, where the herbaceous punch of Green Chartreuse and the sharp, tropical brightness of lime juice cut through the potent blaze of overproof rum. Its velvet Falernum layer adds a sly whisper of spice and sweetness, ensuring this cocktail isn’t just an atomic flavor explosion, but a sophisticated blend of depth and intensity that can elevate any evening.

Method
How to make a Nuclear Daiquiri

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass
Place a lime wedge on the rim and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Rim  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the flavor profile of a Nuclear Daiquiri?

The Nuclear Daiquiri features a bold and vibrant flavor profile, characterized by the citrusy sharpness of lime juice, the herbal complexity of Green Chartreuse, the sweet spiciness of Velvet Falernum, and the potent kick of overproof rum. Its high alcohol content is balanced by its diverse range of flavors, making for a refreshingly intense cocktail experience.

FAQ

Can I use a regular rum instead of overproof rum in a Nuclear Daiquiri?

While overproof rum is recommended for the authentic Nuclear Daiquiri experience due to its higher alcohol content and robust flavor, you can substitute it with regular rum for a less intense version. This may slightly alter the cocktail's potency and flavor profile, but it will still be enjoyable.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What is Velvet Falernum, and is there a substitute for it in a Nuclear Daiquiri?

Velvet Falernum is a sweet syrup or liqueur from Barbados that combines lime, almond, clove, and other spices, typically used in Caribbean and tropical drinks. If you can't find Velvet Falernum, a possible substitute is a homemade mix of simple syrup, lime zest, cloves, and almond extract although this may not completely replicate its unique flavor.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Nuclear Daiquiri compare to other classic cocktails?

The Nuclear Daiquiri, with an alcohol content of 30.67%, is considered quite strong compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a classic Daiquiri or Margarita typically has a lower alcohol content. The use of overproof rum significantly contributes to its higher potency, making it a favorite among those who prefer a stronger cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve a Nuclear Daiquiri?

The Nuclear Daiquiri, with its vibrant and intense flavor profile, is perfect for occasions that call for bold and memorable drinks. It's especially suited for summertime parties, tropical-themed events, or any gathering where a strong, standout cocktail is desired. Its refreshing nature makes it a hit in warm weather or lively social settings.

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