Bankai
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Bankai
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Bankai is a bold and electrifying cocktail that combines both the sweet and fiery flavors of Aftershock liqueurs with the crispness of vodka and the tanginess of orange juice. This ... more Bankai is a bold and electrifying cocktail that combines both the sweet and fiery flavors of Aftershock liqueurs with the crispness of vodka and the tanginess of orange juice. This cocktail is named after the Japanese term meaning "final release" or "final form", reflecting its intense and potent flavor profile. With just a touch of vodka and a healthy dose of Aftershock Blue and Red, this drink packs a punch and is sure to leave its mark on your taste buds. The vibrant red and blue colors of the Aftershock liqueurs add to the visual appeal of this drink, making it a perfect choice for any party or night out. Expect a burst of sweetness, followed by a warm and spicy kick, when sipping on a Bankai.
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Vodka
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8% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
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30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Method
How to make a Bankai

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds
Strain into a chilled highball glass and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What are Aftershock (Blue) and Aftershock (Red), and can they significantly impact the taste of the Bankai cocktail?

Aftershock (Blue) and Aftershock (Red) are types of cinnamon-flavored liqueur, with the Blue being cool citrus flavored and the Red being spicy hot. These liqueurs are known for their strong and distinctive flavors, which can significantly impact the taste of the Bankai cocktail, offering a unique combination of spicy, sweet, and citrus notes.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Bankai cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve the Bankai cocktail is cold, in a highball glass. Ensure it's well shaken, but not stirred, to perfectly blend the vodka, orange juice, and Aftershock liqueurs. This method helps to cool down the drink and meld the diverse flavors, offering an enhanced drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Bankai compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 8%, Bankai falls into the lower to moderate range of alcohol content among cocktails. Many classic cocktails, such as Margaritas or Martinis, typically have a higher alcohol content, often around 20-30%. This makes Bankai a milder option, suitable for those seeking a less potent drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I substitute any ingredients in a Bankai cocktail for a personalized taste?

Yes, you can customize Bankai by substituting its ingredients based on your preference. For a different citrus flavor, try using grapefruit or lime juice instead of orange juice. For a less spicy version, you might reduce the amount of Aftershock (Red) or substitute it with a milder cinnamon liqueur. Remember, altering the ingredients may also change the overall flavor profile and alcohol content.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Bankai cocktail?

Given its unique flavor profile combining spicy, sweet, and citrus notes, the Bankai cocktail is well-suited for lively gatherings or thematic parties, especially those with a focus on bold and adventurous culinary experiences. Its striking color combination can also make it an interesting choice for festive occasions or as a conversation starter at cocktail events.

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