Diamondback
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Diamondback
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.4 / 5
The Diamondback cocktail is a potent concoction that combines the rich, spicy undertones of rye whiskey with the refined sweetness of Yellow Chartreuse and the fruity notes of Calvados. Served ... more The Diamondback cocktail is a potent concoction that combines the rich, spicy undertones of rye whiskey with the refined sweetness of Yellow Chartreuse and the fruity notes of Calvados. Served in a classic cocktail glass, the Diamondback offers a complex flavor profile that is both bold and nuanced, appealing to those who appreciate a drink with depth and character. The addition of water balances the strength of the alcohol, ensuring a smooth sipping experience. Ideal for aficionados looking to explore the harmonious blending of whiskey, herbal liqueurs, and apple brandy, the Diamondback stands out as a distinctive choice in the world of sophisticated cocktails.
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Rye Whiskey
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34.29% | 2.4 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Diamondback is a masterclass in balancing the spicy kick of rye whiskey with the herbal sweetness of Yellow Chartreuse and the fruity subtleties of Calvados. The interplay between the fiery whiskey and the smoother, complex notes of the apple brandy and Chartreuse creates a sophisticated, deeply satisfying cocktail ideal for those who enjoy a richly layered drink.

Method
How to make a Diamondback

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by giving all your ingredients a good stir along with some ice in a mixing glass, aiming for a solid 10-15 seconds to ensure everything is nicely chilled and mixed
After you've stirred everything to perfection, proceed to carefully strain the mixture into a glass that's been chilled in advance
This way, each sip will be perfectly cool and refreshing

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Diamondback cocktail?

The Diamondback cocktail is believed to have originated in the 1950s at the Diamondback Lounge in the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. It was a favorite among the city's social and business elites during that era.

FAQ

Why is Yellow Chartreuse used in the Diamondback?

Yellow Chartreuse is used in the Diamondback for its unique flavor profile. Made with a secret blend of 130 herbs, plants, and flowers, Yellow Chartreuse adds a complex, herbal, and slightly sweet note to the cocktail, balancing the strong flavors of rye whiskey and Calvados.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of whiskey for the rye whiskey in a Diamondback?

While rye whiskey is traditional and contributes a distinctive spicy and fruity flavor to the Diamondback, you can substitute it with bourbon for a sweeter, fuller-bodied version of the cocktail. The choice of whiskey will significantly influence the cocktail's overall flavor profile.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Diamondback compare to other classic cocktails?

The Diamondback, with an alcohol content of 34.29%, is considered a strong cocktail. It has a higher alcohol content compared to many classic cocktails, making it a potent choice. For comparison, a classic Martini might have an alcohol content ranging from 25% to 32%, depending on the recipe.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What's the best way to serve a Diamondback?

The Diamondback is best served cold in a chilled cocktail glass. Since it's not shaken or stirred, the ingredients should be carefully measured and mixed directly in the serving glass or mixed in a mixing glass and then strained into the serving glass to maintain clarity and integrity of flavors.

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