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Blackjack Cocktail Recipe

Feb 08, 2018 | Post By Danny Mahoney
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The Blackjack drink is a dark concoction which is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea; it is a unique blend of flavours, combining the smoky taste of whiskey with the bitter creaminess of coffee liqueur, and a touch of citrus to top them off. This cocktail may get its name from the fact that it incorporates deep, dark Kahlua, or it might just have got that name because it’s one of those drinks that definitely hits the spot!

The rich and complex flavours of this cocktail do take some getting used to, but those who love this cocktail can’t seem to live without it. The coffee notes of the Kahlua just barely overpower the earthy flavour of the whiskey and the citrus notes of the Triple Sec and lemon juice.

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The Blackjack is a great drink for any occasion where you might be craving something based in scotch but with an unexpected twist in the taste. Best had at night after work (and to complete the picture, sitting alone in the corner of a dark bar), because its potency will make sure you’re not able to go back to work after tossing back one of these glasses of burning goodness.

The good thing about the Blackjack is that it can easily be made at home at the end of a long day, but it might surprise those new to this cocktail that it is in fact a shaken drink, rather than a stirred one.

Here is a classic recipe for this dark and brooding cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml Scotch
  • 30 Kahlua
  • 15 ml Triple Sec
  • 15 ml Lemon Juice

Preparation:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes
  2. Pour all the ingredients into the shaker and shake until the outside is frosted
  3. Strain the mixture into an old-fashioned Scotch glass and serve without garnish

Equipment:

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Ice cubes
  • Scotch glass

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Danny is a Melburnian liquor enthusiast and ex bartender turned web developer. Although an avid whiskey drinker he likes to practice the arts of cocktail making and mixing drinks. Danny believes there are always new concoctions just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.

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