Italian American
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Italian American
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.74 / 5
This drink was invented by Ivo Peshev from Flair Project. Flair Project is a cocktail catering and bar consulting agency in Santa Barbara, CA This drink was invented by Ivo Peshev from Flair Project. Flair Project is a cocktail catering and bar consulting agency in Santa Barbara, CA
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Microbadges

Base ingredient
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Whiskey
Garnish
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Lemon, sage
Alcohol content
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26.13% | 2.9 units *

Method
How to make a Italian American

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients except for the Scotch and bitters into a cocktail shaker
Add ice and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds
Strain over ice into a snifter glass
Top with a few dashes of Peychaud’s bitters and garnish with a sage leaf or lemon twist
Put the Scotch in a spray bottle and give the cocktail a couple of spritzs, and serve

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

·  Bitters  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the Italian American cocktail?

To properly shake the Italian American cocktail, first fill a shaker with ice, then add the lemon juice, sugar syrup, Frangelico, whiskey, bourbon, and Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters. Secure the lid or shaker tin on top and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This ensures that the ingredients are well mixed, chilled, and slightly diluted, enhancing the flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Italian American cocktail?

The Italian American cocktail is best served in a brandy glass. After shaking the ingredients with ice, strain the mixture into the glass. You can serve it with a large ice cube or neat, depending on preference. This presentation not only looks elegant but also concentrates the aromas, enhancing the drinking experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of bitters if I don't have Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters?

Yes, if you do not have Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters, you can substitute it with Angostura bitters or orange bitters for a slightly different flavor profile. While the unique taste of Peychaud's is recommended for the Italian American cocktail, these substitutions can still create a delicious and balanced drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I make the Italian American cocktail sweeter or less sweet?

To adjust the sweetness of the Italian American cocktail, you can vary the amount of sugar syrup. For a sweeter drink, increase the sugar syrup slightly. To make it less sweet, reduce the amount of sugar syrup or increase the amount of lemon juice for a more tart profile. Adjusting in small increments is key to finding your perfect balance.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Italian American compare to other classic cocktails?

The Italian American has an alcohol content of 26.13%, making it moderately strong compared to other classic cocktails. For example, a classic Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 26% to 30%, while a Manhattan has about 32% alcohol content. This places the Italian American in a similar range, offering a balanced and enjoyable drinking experience without being overly potent.

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