How do I make a fat-washed cocktail?

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I have found some cocktails that match your request for a fat washed cocktail. Here are the options from highest to lowest rating: 1. Cocktail with a rating of 4.45/5 2. Cocktail with a rating of 3.87/5 You can choose from these cocktails based on your preferred ingredients and alcohol content. Enjoy your fat washed cocktail!
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You asked: how to make a fat-washed cocktail. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail with a rich history and a bold, complex flavor profile. Originating in the...

Sugar (1 cube), Angostura Bitters (Few dashes), Bourbon (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.54 / 5

Corn ‘n’ Oil

The Corn 'n' Oil is a classic cocktail hailing from the Caribbean, reputed for its rich and warming flavor profile...

Angostura Bitters (Dash), Velvet Falernum (15ml), White rum (60ml), Dark rum (10ml)

4 ingredients
4.45 / 5

Bourbon Milk Punch

The Bourbon Milk Punch is a classic New Orleans favourite when it comes to brunch cocktails. Smooth and sweet with...

White rum (15ml), Milk (60ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Vanilla Essence (Dash), Bourbon (37.5ml)

5 ingredients
3.88 / 5

Mind Melt

The Mind Melt cocktail is an intense and powerful combination of flavors that lives up to its name with an...

Coconut rum (10ml), Whiskey (10ml), Whiskey (10ml)

3 ingredients
3.87 / 5

The Hot Flush

The Hot Flush cocktail is a complex and aromatic drink that combines a unique blend of spirits and flavors. This...

Vodka (30ml), Cointreau (30ml), Ginger Ale (Top up), Whiskey (30ml), Spiced rum (30ml), Raspberry liqueur (30ml)

6 ingredients
3.84 / 5

Screen Wash

The Screen Wash cocktail is a simple, citrus-forward mixed drink that combines the clear, sharp bite of vodka with the...

Vodka (30ml), Lemonade (135ml), Blue Curaçao (15ml)

3 ingredients
3.68 / 5

Dirty Jive

The Dirty Jive is a tropical-inspired cocktail that combines the creamy sweetness of coconut rum with the tangy freshness of...

Coconut rum (30ml), Pineapple Juice (90ml), Soda water (Top up), Lime (Half), Raspberry liqueur (30ml)

5 ingredients
3.66 / 5

Fat Pig

The Fat Pig is a simple, pre-mixed cocktail that combines 275ml of Smirnoff Ice, a citrus-flavored malt beverage, with 275ml...

Smirnoff Ice (275ml), WKD blue (275ml)

2 ingredients
3.65 / 5

Fancy Whisky

A very old cocktail, from the time when cocktails were originally invented. The "Fancy…" was a type of type of...

Sugar Syrup (Dash), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.63 / 5

Dirty Bastard

The Dirty Bastard cocktail is a daring and robust drink that combines the sharp tang of lime juice with the...

Lime juice (30ml), Ginger Beer (30ml), Whiskey (45ml), Ginger Syrup (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.51 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is a fat-washed cocktail?

A fat-washed cocktail involves infusing spirits with fat, such as bacon fat or butter, to create a rich, savory flavor. This technique adds depth and complexity to the drink.

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How do you fat wash a cocktail?

To fat wash a cocktail, combine the fat (melted) with a spirit and let it infuse. After some time, freeze the mixture so the fat solidifies, then strain it off, leaving a flavored spirit.

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What types of fats can be used for fat washing?

Common fats used for fat washing include bacon fat, butter, coconut oil, and even olive oil. Each fat imparts its unique flavor to the spirit.

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How long does the fat washing process take?

The fat washing process usually takes several hours, including the infusion time and the freezing period. For best results, you may want to let the fat and spirit infuse overnight.

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Do fat-washed spirits need special storage?

Once the fat has been removed, fat-washed spirits can be stored like any other spirit. Keep them in a cool, dark place to maintain their flavor.

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