How To Make An Uppercut Cocktail | Tasting Table Recipe

A cocktail that might knock you out

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Miles Macquarrie of Atlanta's Kimball House makes a Coca-Cola reduction that acts as a simple syrup for this potent drink.

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Recipe adapted from Miles Macquarrie, Kimball House, Atlanta, GA

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Learn how to make an Uppercut cocktail from Miles Macquarrie of Atlanta's Kimball House.
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Total time: 10 minutes
  • For the Coca-Cola Reduction
  • One 12-ounce can Coca-Cola
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • For the Cocktail
  • 1½ ounces bourbon
  • ¾ ounce spiced rum (such as Scarlet Ibis)
  • ½ ounce Punt e Mes
  • ½ ounce Coca-Cola reduction
  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange peel, for garnish
  1. Make the Coca-Cola reduction: In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the Coca-Cola to a boil. Reduce the liquid to ¾ cup, 5 to 7 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, stirring constantly, until it dissolves. Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice. Let cool.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, rum, Punt e Mes, Coca-Cola reduction and bitters. Fill the shaker with ice. Stir until well chilled and strain into a rocks glass over 1 large ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel and serve.
Calories per Serving 354
Total Fat 0.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 47.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Total Sugars 44.5 g
Sodium 15.3 mg
Protein 0.3 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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