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Hunter
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The Hunter cocktail is a sophisticated blend that captivates the palate with its rich and intriguing flavor profile. This classic concoction harmoniously combines the deep, warming notes of bourbon with ... more The Hunter cocktail is a sophisticated blend that captivates the palate with its rich and intriguing flavor profile. This classic concoction harmoniously combines the deep, warming notes of bourbon with the sweet, nuanced tones of cherry liqueur and Maraschino cherry, while the orange bitters add a subtle citrusy complexity that beautifully balances the drink. Served in a cocktail glass, the Hunter is a perfect choice for those who appreciate a cocktail with depth and character. Ideal for sipping on a relaxed evening, this cocktail is a testament to the art of mixology and offers a refined tasting experience.
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Bourbon
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28.3% | 1.5 units *
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Classic

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Hunter cocktail is a delightful dance of sweet and aromatic notes, merging bourbon's robustness with the cherry tones of cherry liqueur and Maraschino cherry, highlighted by a zest of orange bitters. This composition offers a warm complexity that intrigues the palate, making it an exemplary choice for those who revel in a rich, layered flavor experience.

Method
How to make a Hunter

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by combining all your ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice
Gently stir the mixture together for about 10-15 seconds to ensure it's well mixed and chilled
Once thoroughly mixed, strain the cocktail into a glass prefilled with ice, aiming for a large cube or block of ice to keep your drink cooler for longer without diluting it quickly
Enjoy your carefully crafted drink

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Hunter cocktail?

The Hunter cocktail, like many classic cocktails, has a murky origin. It's not tied to a specific person or place in history but is a modern concoction that plays on traditional flavor profiles combining bourbon, cherry liqueur, Maraschino, and bitters to create a rich and complex taste. The cocktail's name might suggest a theme or inspiration rather than a historical origin.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of whiskey in the Hunter cocktail?

Yes, while the traditional Hunter cocktail recipe calls for bourbon, which gives it a sweet, full-bodied flavor, you can substitute it with another type of whiskey like rye if you prefer a spicier, more robust flavor profile. The overall taste of the cocktail will change, so it might be worth experimenting to find your preferred combination.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Hunter cocktail?

The Hunter cocktail, with its rich bourbon base and sweet cherry accents, pairs well with hearty meat dishes, such as steak, barbecue ribs, or a rich beef stew. For a lighter pairing, consider aged cheeses or chocolate desserts that can complement its deep flavors.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the sweetness of the Hunter cocktail?

To adjust the sweetness of the Hunter cocktail, you can vary the amount of cherry liqueur or substitute it with a less sweet cherry brandy. Another option is to play with the amount of Maraschino Cherry liqueur, as it's quite sweet but also brings a unique flavor. Experimenting with these ingredients will help you find the right balance to suit your taste.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Hunter cocktail?

While the Hunter cocktail is traditionally an alcoholic drink, you can create a non-alcoholic version by substituting non-alcoholic bourbon or whiskey alternatives for the bourbon, and using non-alcoholic cherry syrup in place of the cherry liqueur. Orange bitters may be harder to substitute directly due to their alcohol content, but a few drops of a non-alcoholic bitter or a splash of orange juice with a bit of added bitterness (like a dash of tonic water) can mimic the flavor profile.

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