Jaffa Shot
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Jaffa Shot
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.89 / 5
Having made a chocolate-orange flavoured cocktail with cocoa infused rum and Cointreau, I wanted to make something easier and clear but with similar flavour. Having made a chocolate-orange flavoured cocktail with cocoa infused rum and Cointreau, I wanted to make something easier and clear but with similar flavour.
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Base ingredient
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Coffee liqueur
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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32% | 4.8 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Jaffa Shot

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add ingredients to shaker with ice and shake hard until very cold
Pour into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with a twist of orange peel and serve
~ I used clear ice in the photo - going for a super clear but very flavourful drink! ~

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

·  Shake  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of coffee liqueur is best used in a Jaffa Shot?

For a Jaffa Shot, using a high-quality coffee liqueur such as Kahlúa will enhance the richness and depth of the coffee flavor in the drink. However, any coffee liqueur that you prefer or have available will work well.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should the ingredients for a Jaffa Shot be chilled before mixing?

Yes, for the best taste and serving experience, it's recommended to chill both the Triple Sec and coffee liqueur before mixing. This ensures the Jaffa Shot is cold and refreshing upon serving.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific way to layer the ingredients for a Jaffa Shot?

While the Jaffa Shot is typically shaken and not stirred, if you're interested in layering, start by carefully pouring the coffee liqueur into the glass. Then, slowly pour the Triple Sec over the back of a spoon to create distinct layers. This technique is optional and mainly for aesthetic purposes.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Jaffa Shot compare to a standard cocktail?

The Jaffa Shot has an alcohol content of 32%, which is relatively high compared to many standard cocktails that usually range between 10% and 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). It's considered a strong drink, so consume it moderately.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasion is best suited for a Jaffa Shot?

Given its unique taste and strong alcohol content, a Jaffa Shot is best suited for evening gatherings, cocktail parties, or as an after-dinner treat. Its rich flavors make it an excellent choice for occasions where you want to serve something memorable and indulgent.

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