Citrus Cooler
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Citrus Cooler
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Citrus Cooler is a refreshing and zesty cocktail that combines the tangy flavours of lime, orange and lemon with a touch of salt to create a perfectly balanced drink. This ... more Citrus Cooler is a refreshing and zesty cocktail that combines the tangy flavours of lime, orange and lemon with a touch of salt to create a perfectly balanced drink. This cocktail has its roots in the Caribbean, where the tropical climate and abundance of citrus fruits make it a popular choice among locals and tourists alike. With a base of lemon rum, the addition of Triple Sec and orange juice adds a layer of sweetness, while the lime juice and salt provide a subtle tartness and saline kick. The result is a bright and invigorating drink that is perfect for hot summer days or any time you need a burst of citrus flavour. Enjoy this cocktail chilled and garnished with a slice of lime or orange for the full experience.
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Lemon rum
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22.86% | 2.4 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Citrus Cooler

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Moisten the rim of a cocktail glass and then roll in salt
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well for 10-15 seconds
Pour into the salt-rimmed glass and serve

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·  Rim  ·  Shake  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should I properly shake the ingredients for a Citrus Cooler?

To properly shake the Citrus Cooler ingredients, first fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add the lime juice, triple sec, orange juice, and lemon rum to the shaker. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. The idea is to chill the mixture thoroughly while mixing the ingredients well, without diluting the cocktail too much.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Citrus Cooler?

The Citrus Cooler is best served in a chilled cocktail glass to maintain its cool temperature. Prior to pouring the shaken mixture into the glass, you can run a lime wedge around the rim and dip it in salt for an extra touch. Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass and it’s ready to be enjoyed.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with a Citrus Cooler?

For a Citrus Cooler, fresh citrus slices or a twist work beautifully as garnishes. A slice of orange, lime, or a lemon twist adds a vibrant visual appeal and enhances the citrus aroma of the drink. Additionally, a small sprig of mint can add a refreshing note that complements the citrus flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of rum if I don't have lemon rum for a Citrus Cooler?

Yes, if you don't have lemon rum, you can substitute it with another light or white rum. While this may slightly alter the cocktail's flavor profile, the overall citrusy character will still dominate. You can also add a few drops of lemon extract or a bit more lime juice to compensate for the lack of lemon flavor in the alternative rum.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Citrus Cooler compare to other similar citrus-based cocktails?

With an alcohol content of approximately 22.86%, the Citrus Cooler falls into the mid-range category of alcohol strength for cocktails. It is slightly higher in alcohol content than a classic Margarita (which averages around 20%) but lower than a Martini, which can reach up to 30% alcohol by volume depending on the recipe. The combination and volume of beverage components in the Citrus Cooler provide a balance between flavor and strength.

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