Avalanche
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Avalanche
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Avalanche is a delicious and indulgent cocktail that combines coffee liqueur, vodka, and cream to create a rich and creamy flavor profile. It is said to have originated in the ... more Avalanche is a delicious and indulgent cocktail that combines coffee liqueur, vodka, and cream to create a rich and creamy flavor profile. It is said to have originated in the 1960s and is a popular choice among coffee and dessert lovers. The coffee liqueur adds a bold and slightly bitter taste, while the vodka brings a subtle kick. A dash of cream adds a smooth and velvety texture, making this drink a perfect after-dinner treat or a luxurious nightcap. The name "Avalanche" may refer to the layering effect of the cream on top of the dark liqueur and clear vodka, mimicking the look of a snowy avalanche. Overall, this cocktail is a decadent and delightful blend of flavors that is sure to satisfy any craving.
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30% | 1.8 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Avalanche

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the Kahlúa into a shot glass, then very carefully pour on the vodka so that it layers on top
Then finish by adding a layer of cream on top and serve

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

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving an Avalanche cocktail?

The ideal glassware for serving an Avalanche cocktail is a shot glass, as the total volume of the drink is 60ml, making it well-suited to the small, concise format of a shot glass.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Avalanche compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 30%, the Avalanche is on the higher end of the spectrum for cocktails, especially given its small volume (60ml). This makes it stronger than many standard cocktails which tend to hover around the 10-20% alcohol content mark, particularly those served in larger quantities.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is shaking or stirring required for making an Avalanche cocktail?

No, the Avalanche cocktail requires neither shaking nor stirring. The ingredients are simply combined in a shot glass, making the preparation technique straightforward and quick.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the cream in an Avalanche with a non-dairy alternative?

Yes, you can substitute the cream in an Avalanche with a non-dairy alternative such as coconut cream, almond milk creamer, or soy creamer. These non-dairy substitutes can offer a similar texture and a slight variation in taste that might be suitable for those avoiding dairy.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving an Avalanche cocktail?

Given its strong alcohol content and rich, creamy flavor profile, the Avalanche cocktail is most suitable for after-dinner drinking, winter gatherings, or as a bold kickoff to a night of celebration. Its compact serving size also makes it an excellent choice for toasting special occasions.

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