How to Make an Essex Cocktail

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How to Make an Essex Cocktail
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An Essex cocktail is a bold, intensely flavoured drink that fans of strong cocktails should really enjoy. The Essex combines four alcoholic ingredients without any mixers, so make sure you don't over-pour when making this drink for party or dinner guests. The Essex cocktail makes a wonderful drink after dinner, and it pairs very well with dark fruit, vanilla and chocolate desserts. This recipe makes one Essex cocktail, served straight up in a chilled cocktail glass.

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Things you need

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Crushed ice
  • 29.6ml. lemon vodka
  • 29.6ml. vodka
  • 29.6ml. peppermint liqueur
  • 29.6ml. blackberry schnapps
  • Chilled cocktail glass
  • Lemon wheel, for garnish

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  1. 1

    Fill a cocktail shaker half-full with crushed ice.

  2. 2

    Add the lemon vodka, vodka, peppermint liqueur and blackberry schnapps to the cocktail shaker.

  3. 3

    Cover the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 15 to 20 seconds.

  4. 4

    Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into a chilled cocktail glass.

  5. 5

    Garnish the finished cocktail with a freshly sliced lemon wheel and serve right away.

Tips and warnings

  • For a sweeter cocktail, add one-half teaspoon grenadine syrup right before serving.

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