Gloom Destroyer
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Gloom Destroyer
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.65 / 5
I was desperately trying to find a use for an unwanted bottle of Drambuie and I read an American Drambuie recipe somewhere which used orange and lemon. I couldn't find ... more I was desperately trying to find a use for an unwanted bottle of Drambuie and I read an American Drambuie recipe somewhere which used orange and lemon. I couldn't find it again so I replicated but added bitters to offset the sweetness of Drambuie. I thought this up when I was miserable with a flu bug and it cheered me up hence the name 'Gloom Destroyer'.
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Base ingredient
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Drambuie
Alcohol content
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12% | 1.8 units *

Method
How to make a Gloom Destroyer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir the ingredients together, ensuring that the orange juice is already chilled, and serve
~ As a variation you can use mandarin, clementine or tangerine juice and they work just as well, especially clementine. ~

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the appropriate glassware for serving the Gloom Destroyer?

The Gloom Destroyer should be served in a Hurricane glass, which is typically used for mixed drinks and enhances the presentation of the cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another ingredient for Drambuie in the Gloom Destroyer if I don't have it?

Yes, if you don't have Drambuie, you can substitute it with another Scotch whisky-based liqueur or a honey liqueur for a similar sweetness and depth. However, this may alter the original flavor profile slightly.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should the Gloom Destroyer be shaken or stirred, and why?

The Gloom Destroyer should be stirred, not shaken. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without diluting the cocktail as much as shaking would. This method preserves the nuanced flavors of Drambuie and the citrus juices.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Gloom Destroyer compare to other common cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 12%, the Gloom Destroyer falls in the moderate range of alcohol content for cocktails. It's higher than light cocktails like a Mimosa, but lower than stronger cocktails such as a Martini or Manhattan.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasions is the Gloom Destroyer most suitable for?

Given its unique mix of flavors and modest alcohol content, the Gloom Destroyer is suitable for casual gatherings, summer parties, or as a refreshing drink option at brunches. Its name and taste profile make it a conversational piece for events.

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