Enhanced Whisky & Coke
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Enhanced Whisky & Coke
Cocktail recipe

Rating

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I love whisky and coke, but I wanted a little more flavour and variety. So I tried adding a couple of dashes of bitters and it livened up up a ... more I love whisky and coke, but I wanted a little more flavour and variety. So I tried adding a couple of dashes of bitters and it livened up up a lot, so I thought I'd share the idea.
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10.91% | 1.8 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Enhanced Whisky & Coke

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by filling the glass about two thirds with ice cubes
Put a couple of dashes of the bitters over the ice, add the whisky, then fill the rest of the way with coke
Stir and serve
~ You can use diet coke or classic. ~

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Enhanced Whisky & Coke to ensure the best taste?

To properly stir the Enhanced Whisky & Coke, fill your lowball glass with ice, then add the whiskey and Angostura Bitters. Slowly pour the cola to preserve its fizz. Use a bar spoon to gently stir the mixture for about 10 seconds to ensure the ingredients are well mixed without diluting the cocktail too much. This technique helps maintain the coldness and the carbonation of the cola, enhancing the overall flavor.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of whiskey in the Enhanced Whisky & Coke?

Yes, you can use a different type of whiskey in the Enhanced Whisky & Coke. While the traditional choice might be a bourbon or a rye whiskey due to their smoothness and flavor profile, feel free to experiment with Scotch for a smokier variant or Irish whiskey for a lighter, more floral note. The key is to choose a whiskey that complements the sweet and bitter notes of the cola and Angostura Bitters.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Enhanced Whisky & Coke compare to a standard Whisky & Coke?

The Enhanced Whisky & Coke has an alcohol content of approximately 10.91%, which might be slightly higher than a standard Whisky & Coke due to the addition of Angostura Bitters. A typical Whisky & Coke, depending on the ratio and the specific whiskey used, generally hovers around 10% alcohol content. The variation is usually minimal, influenced by the whiskey's proof and the exact measurements of ingredients used.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve an Enhanced Whisky & Coke?

The Enhanced Whisky & Coke is best served in a lowball glass over ice. The lowball glass perfectly accommodates the volume of the drink while enhancing its aesthetics. Serve it with a large ice cube or several small ones to keep the drink cold without diluting it too quickly. You may also consider garnishing with a lemon or lime wedge for an added zesty flavor, enhancing the drink's aroma and taste.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any garnishing tips to elevate the appearance of an Enhanced Whisky & Coke?

To elevate the appearance of your Enhanced Whisky & Coke, consider adding a simple citrus garnish like a lemon twist or a lime wedge on the rim of the glass. Not only does this add a pop of color, but the citrus oils also complement the flavors of the whiskey and Angostura Bitters, bringing a bright aroma and a slight tanginess that balances the sweetness of the cola. Additionally, a maraschino cherry or a sprig of fresh mint can add visual appeal and a hint of additional flavor.

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