Barfly
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Barfly
Cocktail recipe

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Barfly is a unique and bold cocktail that packs a flavorful punch. With a base of 30ml gin and 30ml whiskey, this cocktail combines the botanical notes of gin with ... more Barfly is a unique and bold cocktail that packs a flavorful punch. With a base of 30ml gin and 30ml whiskey, this cocktail combines the botanical notes of gin with the rich and smoky flavors of whiskey. To balance out the strong spirits, the drink is topped off with a splash of cola, adding a touch of sweetness and a subtle effervescence. This classic combination of spirits and cola creates a well-balanced and dynamic flavor profile, perfect for those looking for a strong and refreshing drink. With its smooth finish and complex taste, Barfly is a favorite among those with a refined and adventurous palate. Whether sipping on a hot summer day or enjoying a night out with friends, Barfly is sure to satisfy any cocktail connoisseur.
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Gin
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8% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Barfly

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour Southern Comfort into a highball glass over ice
Add the gin, then top up with diet coke and stir
Finish with a straw and serve!

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

·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Barfly cocktail to achieve the optimal taste?

To properly stir the Barfly cocktail, fill your mixing glass with the gin and whiskey before adding ice. Use a long-handled bar spoon to stir the mixture gently but quickly for about 30 seconds. This method helps to chill the drink and slightly dilute it for a smoother taste. Then, strain it into a highball glass filled with ice and top up with cola. Stirring, rather than shaking, preserves the clarity and texture of the drink.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of gin and whiskey work best for a Barfly cocktail?

For the Barfly cocktail, using a dry gin and a smooth, mellow whiskey is recommended to balance the flavors. A classic London dry gin will contribute a crisp, juniper-forward profile, while a blended whiskey or a bourbon with a slightly sweet and oaky flavor can complement the gin without overpowering the cocktail. Experimenting with different brands and types can help you find your perfect combination.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What are the best conditions for serving a Barfly to enhance its flavors?

The Barfly cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. Ensure the glass is chilled beforehand, and use plenty of ice to maintain the temperature without diluting the drink too quickly. Serving it immediately after preparation ensures the cola retains its carbonation, adding a refreshing fizz that lifts the heavier flavors of the gin and whiskey.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Barfly compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 8%, the Barfly falls into the lower to moderate range of alcohol content compared to other classic cocktails. For example, a Margarita usually has around 12-15% alcohol content, while a Manhattan has about 30%. This makes the Barfly a more sessionable option for those seeking a less potent cocktail experience.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I customize the Barfly cocktail for a unique twist?

Absolutely! Customizing the Barfly cocktail can be a fun way to adapt the drink to your tastes. Consider using flavored colas or adding a dash of bitters for complexity. Swapping the cola for ginger ale can offer a spicier kick. Additionally, experimenting with artisanal or infused gins and whiskeys can introduce new flavors. Garnishing with a twist of lemon or lime peel can also add a fresh, zesty note to the drink.

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