List of duo and trio cocktails

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Duos and trios are a family of mixed drinks. A duo contains a spirit and a liqueur; a trio additionally contains a creamy ingredient, commonly cream or Irish cream.

This family of drinks is named in Gary Regan's The Joy of Mixology. There is much variation in their ingredients, but their defining feature is that they are sweet due to their liqueur content.

Duos[edit]

B and B
Cognac and Bénédictine
Black Russian
Vodka and Kahlúa (coffee liqueur)
 IBA 
Black Nail
Irish whisky and Irish Mist[1]
Brave Bull
Tequila and Kahlúa
Death in the Afternoon
Absinthe and a small amount of Champagne
Dirty Mother
Brandy and Kahlúa
Dubonnet Cocktail
Gin and red Dubonnet
Godfather
Amaretto and scotch
 IBA 
Godmother
Amaretto and vodka
 IBA 
Green Hornet
Brandy and green crème de menthe
French Connection
Amaretto and Cognac
 IBA 
Royal Widow
Crown Royal (Canadian whisky) and amaretto
Rusty Nail
Scotch and Drambuie
 IBA 
Stinger
Brandy and white crème de menthe
Vodka Stinger
Vodka and white crème de menthe
Widow's Cork
Jameson Whiskey and amaretto

B and B[edit]

B and B
Type Cocktail
Served With or without ice
Standard drinkware
Snifter Glass (Brandy).svg
Snifter
Commonly used ingredients
Preparation Combine and stir.

A "B and B" is made from equal parts of cognac (brandy) and Bénédictine. It is typically served on the rocks, but may also be served straight. The producers of Bénédictine market this cocktail ready-mixed under the label "B & B."

Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes mentions "B & B and a little weed" in "Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye."

Brave Bull[edit]

Brave Bull
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard drinkware
Rocks Glass (Standard).svg
Rocks glass
Commonly used ingredients
Preparation Fill rocks glass with ice. Pour 1½ oz tequila and 1/2 oz Kahlúa. Serve.

A Brave Bull is made by mixing tequila and Kahlúa.


Dirty Mother[edit]

Dirty Mother
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard drinkware
Rocks Glass (Standard).svg
Rocks glass
Commonly used ingredients
Preparation Fill rocks glass with ice. Pour 1½ oz brandy and 1/2 oz Kahlúa. Serve.

A Dirty Mother is made by mixing brandy and Kahlúa.[citation needed]

Rusty Nail[edit]

Rusty Nail
IBA Official Cocktail
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard drinkware "old-fashioned" glass, stemmed glass "martini-style"
IBA specified ingredients*
  • 4.5 cl (9 parts) Scotch or rye whisky
  • 2.5 cl (5 parts) Drambuie
Preparation First fill a 16 oz glass with crushed ice until it is overflowing. Pour in 5 parts drambuie and 9 parts scotch. Stir gently, as to not bruise the ice. Keep stirring until a thick frost develops on the side of the glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. Serve.

A Rusty Nail is made by mixing Drambuie and Scotch. Many prefer less Drambuie to decrease the sweetness of the drink. Scotch has a fairly biting and hot taste that is counterbalanced by the honeyed, herbal overtones of the Drambuie. A Rusty Nail can be served in an old-fashioned glass on the rocks, neat, or "up" in a stemmed glass. It is most commonly served over ice. A Rusty Nail served without ice is sometimes called a Straight Up Nail. The Canadian version of this drink is called a "Donald Sutherland"[citation needed] and substitutes rye whiskey for Scotch.

Trios[edit]

ABC Cocktail
Amaretto, Baileys Irish Cream, and Cognac
Alexander
equal parts gin, crème de cacao, and half and half, mixed in a cocktail shaker with ice, and poured into a cocktail glass. Sometimes topped with grated nutmeg or cinnamon. The Alexander is the ancestor of the Brandy Alexander.
Bloody Aztec
tequila, cream, crème de cacao, and red food coloring
Brandy Alexander
Brandy, dark crème de cacao, and cream or half-and-half
Chocolate Martini
Vodka, chocolate liqueur, and cream or half-and-half
Cognac Alexander
Cognac, dark crème de cacao, and cream or half-and-half
Colorado Bulldog (aka .357)
Vodka, Kahlúa, cream, and a splash of Coca-Cola, optionally garnished with hazelnuts
Dirty White Mother
brandy, Kahlúa, and cream
Duck Fart
Kahlúa, Baileys Irish Cream, and Crown Royal
Godchild or Goddaughter
Amaretto, vodka and cream or half-and-half
Irish Flag
green crème de menthe, Baileys Irish cream, and whiskey, layered in a shot glass
Mudslide
vodka, Kahlúa, Irish cream, and cream
Panama
Cognac, white crème de cacao, and cream; garnish with nutmeg if desired. The drink was popular during the early 20th century.[citation needed] It is sometimes confused with the "Brandy Alexander", which is made with dark instead of white crème de cacao.
White Russian
Vodka, Kahlúa, and cream (IBA Official Cocktail)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Black Nail". about.com. Retrieved 2008-10-08.