Cameron's Kick
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Cameron's Kick
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.9 / 5
The Cameron's Kick is a classic cocktail that stands out with its unique blend of two different types of whiskey, complemented by the refreshing tartness of lemon juice and the ... more The Cameron's Kick is a classic cocktail that stands out with its unique blend of two different types of whiskey, complemented by the refreshing tartness of lemon juice and the sweet, nutty flavor of orgeat syrup. This harmonious blend creates a complex and intriguing flavor profile that is both bold and balanced, making it a favorite amongst whiskey enthusiasts. Typically served in a cocktail glass, the Cameron's Kick offers a sophisticated drinking experience, perfect for those looking to enjoy a classic cocktail with a twist. It's an ideal choice for exploring the rich flavors that whiskey cocktails have to offer, leaving a memorable taste that invites you to explore further.
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24% | 2.4 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
10ml ⅓oz 1cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Cameron's Kick is a delightful dance of boldness and nuance, artfully combining the robust character of whiskey with the tangy zest of lemon juice and the sweet tones of orgeat syrup. This concoction promises a sophisticated flavor journey where the warmth of whiskey and the silky, nutty undertones of orgeat melodiously mingle, making it not just a drink, but an exploration of harmonized contrasts.

Method
How to make a Cameron's Kick

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by combining all your ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Give it a robust shake for about 10-15 seconds, or until the outside of the shaker feels cold and frosted
Next, grab a fine strainer to help ensure your drink is smooth and free from unwanted ice chips
Pour the mixture through the strainer into a glass that's been chilled, to keep your cocktail perfectly cool
Enjoy your freshly crafted drink right away for the best taste and experience

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of Cameron's Kick?

Cameron's Kick is a classic cocktail with a somewhat mysterious origin, often categorized under the Prohibition era cocktails. Its first recorded appearance is in the cocktail manuals of the 1920s, but specifics about its creator or geographical origin remain unclear. The combination of two types of whiskey suggests a blend of Irish and Scottish traditions, possibly indicating a nod to a person of Scottish descent named Cameron.

FAQ

Can I use only one type of whiskey in Cameron's Kick?

While the original recipe for Cameron's Kick calls for equal parts of two different types of whiskey, typically Scotch and Irish whiskey, it is possible to make it with just one type if you prefer. The dual whiskey blend is intended to create a unique flavor profile; however, using a single type of whiskey will alter the taste but can still result in a delicious cocktail. Experimentation is encouraged to find the blend or single option that best suits your palette.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of Cameron's Kick?

Creating a non-alcoholic version of Cameron's Kick involves substituting the alcoholic ingredients with their non-alcoholic counterparts. Non-alcoholic whiskeys are available on the market, and you can use them in place of traditional whiskeys. For the orgeat syrup and lemon juice components, follow the same measurements as in the alcoholic version. The essence of the drink is maintained by mimicking the complexity of the flavor profile.

FAQ

What does orgeat syrup add to Cameron's Kick?

Orgeat syrup is a sweet syrup made from almonds, sugar, and rose water or orange flower water. In Cameron's Kick, orgeat syrup adds a distinctive nutty flavor and sweetness that balances the tartness of the lemon juice and the robustness of the whiskey. It is a key ingredient that contributes to the cocktail's unique taste and complexity.

FAQ

Why is Cameron's Kick not shaken or stirred?

Cameron's Kick is built directly in the glass or mixed gently in a mixing glass and then strained. The rationale behind not shaking or stirring vigorously is to maintain the nuanced flavors and textures of the whiskeys, orgeat syrup, and lemon juice. Shaking, especially, can dilute the drink more than desired and alter its character. A gentle mix ensures that the dense, nuanced flavors of each ingredient are respected and preserved.

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