The Ragged Company cocktail is a modern creation, inspired by the camaraderie and resilience of friends who have weathered life's storms together. This drink is perfect for those who appreciate a well-balanced, complex cocktail with a hint of mystery. It is especially popular among adventurous drinkers and those who enjoy sharing stories of their own ragged companies.
- Origin: Modern mixology
- Inspiration: Friendship and resilience
- Target audience: Adventurous drinkers and storytellers
The Ragged Company cocktail is a harmonious blend of sweet, sour, and bitter flavors, with a touch of smokiness. The drink is both refreshing and invigorating, with a smooth, velvety texture and a lingering, complex finish.
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Replace bourbon with a peaty Scotch whisky for a smoky twist. This cocktail will leave you pondering over a bonfire's memories with its intensified smoky profile.
Swap out amaretto for Frangelico to add a hazelnut twist. This version is like putting on your favorite sweater: comforting, warm, and familiar with a hint of nuttiness.
Infuse the simple syrup with cinnamon and star anise, adding a spice rack kick to the cocktail. Each sip sails across a spice bazaar, leaving a trail of exotic whispers behind.
What is the ideal setting to enjoy a Ragged Company cocktail?
This cocktail is perfect for intimate gatherings, cozy bars, or lounges - basically anywhere relaxed and quiet enough to encourage storytelling and bonding.
Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Ragged Company cocktail?
Though there isn't a direct non-alcoholic substitution, you could mix lemon juice, simple syrup, and a splash of non-alcoholic amaretto syrup to get a similar (though non-alcoholic) taste profile.
What's the best season to enjoy the Ragged Company cocktail?
While it's definitely enjoyable all-year round, the warming bourbon and amaretto make it a particularly good choice for fall or winter.
How strong is the Ragged Company cocktail?
The strength of the cocktail can vary depending on the potency of the bourbon used. That said, with its 2 oz of bourbon, this is not a weak cocktail.
Are there any popular variations of the Ragged Company cocktail?
The Ragged Company is a relatively modern creation, so it hasn't had much time to develop many traditional variations. However, there is flexibility with the type of whiskey and the nut-flavored liqueur you use, so feel free to experiment!