Urban Jungle
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Urban Jungle
Cocktail recipe

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During the EBS Mixology course in Amsterdam we had to create our own cocktail for a cocktail competition. In my team, we had to create a cocktail including Monkey Shoulder ... more During the EBS Mixology course in Amsterdam we had to create our own cocktail for a cocktail competition. In my team, we had to create a cocktail including Monkey Shoulder whisky. All of the team members came up with a recipe and we tried them all out and concluded that my recipe was the tastiest. We decided to use my recipe for the cocktail competition.

Since I prefer fresh cocktails over sweet ones, I really wanted to create a fresh cocktail with a different sweetener than usual; resulting in the use of agave syrup. The anisette gives an extra flavour to the cocktail, but it's not too overpowering. The end result is a fresh, unique cocktail with a bit sourness from the lime rim. (We won the competition, too.)
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Whiskey
Garnish
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Mint, lime
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24.78% | 2.78 units *

Hurricane glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Urban Jungle

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Chill the absinthe glass
Add all ingredients to the shaker with ice and shake well
Fine strain twice to remove as much of the mint residue as possible, then add the chilled glass
As a garnish use a mint sprig and lime peel spiral around the stem of the glass, then serve
~ Optionally add a lime rim (without any salt) for some extra sourness. Instead of agave syrup, you can use some high quality honey. ~

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Urban Jungle cocktail to mix the ingredients well?

To properly shake the Urban Jungle cocktail, first, fill a shaker with ice. Add the lime juice, agave syrup, anisette, and whiskey into the shaker. Secure the lid or shaker tin and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This ensures that all the ingredients are well chilled and mixed, creating a smooth texture and integrating the flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish would complement the Urban Jungle cocktail?

A sprig of fresh mint or a lime wheel would complement the Urban Jungle cocktail well. The mint will enhance the drink's freshness, aligning with the mint leaves used in the cocktail, while a lime wheel can add a visual appeal and a hint of citrus aroma that pairs nicely with the lime juice in the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Urban Jungle compare to a standard cocktail?

The Urban Jungle cocktail has an alcohol content of 24.78%, which is slightly higher than the average for cocktails, which typically range from 15% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the Urban Jungle a stronger choice, likely due to the higher quantity of whiskey used in the recipe.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal setting or occasion to serve the Urban Jungle cocktail?

The Urban Jungle cocktail, with its bold flavors and invigorating mix of whiskey and anisette, is perfect for evening gatherings or as a lively addition to a sophisticated cocktail party. Its unique blend of ingredients makes it a great conversation starter, ideal for occasions where you want to surprise and delight your guests.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use a different type of whiskey in the Urban Jungle, and how might it change the flavor?

Yes, you can use a different type of whiskey, such as bourbon, rye, or Scotch, in the Urban Jungle. Each type will impart its unique flavor profile to the cocktail. Bourbon will add sweetness and depth, rye will introduce spicy and fruity notes, and Scotch can contribute a smoky element. The choice of whiskey ultimately depends on personal preference and the flavor complexity you wish to achieve.

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