Classic Kiss
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Classic Kiss
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.85 / 5
The Classic Kiss cocktail is a creamy and fruity concoction that originated in the 1920s and has since become a beloved classic. It combines the richness of cream, the sweetness ... more The Classic Kiss cocktail is a creamy and fruity concoction that originated in the 1920s and has since become a beloved classic. It combines the richness of cream, the sweetness of strawberry juice, and the bold flavors of red vermouth to create a perfectly balanced drink that is both indulgent and refreshing. The dash of cream adds a smooth and velvety texture, while the red vermouth infuses the cocktail with a warm and slightly bitter note. The strawberry juice provides a burst of fruity flavor and adds a hint of tartness to balance out the sweetness. This cocktail is perfect for those looking for a twist on the traditional martini or for those with a sweet-tooth. Sip on this romantic and classic cocktail, and let it transport you to a bygone era of sophistication and elegance.
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Red vermouth
Garnish
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Strawberry
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3.2% | 0.48 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Classic Kiss

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour Martini Rosso into a cocktail glass, add the strawberry juice, leaving about a centimetre at the top
Stir briefly, then slowly layer the cream on top so it floats
Garnish with a strawberry and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Layer  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the red vermouth in the Classic Kiss cocktail with another ingredient?

Yes, if you don't have red vermouth, you can substitute it with white vermouth for a lighter taste, or a non-alcoholic sweet vermouth alternative to maintain the sweetness without the alcohol content. The overall profile will change slightly, but it should still create a delicious drink.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for the Classic Kiss cocktail?

To garnish the Classic Kiss, consider adding a fresh strawberry on the rim of the glass or float a thin strawberry slice atop the cocktail for a visually appealing and thematic touch. A small mint leaf could also add color and a hint of freshness.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass to serve the Classic Kiss cocktail in?

The Classic Kiss is ideally served in a cocktail glass as specified, which helps to concentrate the aroma and flavor for a better drinking experience. A chilled glass can also enhance the cold, refreshing nature of this cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Classic Kiss compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 3.2%, the Classic Kiss is relatively low in alcohol compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a typical Margarita might have an alcohol content of about 13-15%, making the Classic Kiss a more suitable option for those preferring a lighter drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Classic Kiss cocktail for a non-alcoholic version?

To create a non-alcoholic version of the Classic Kiss, you can use a non-alcoholic red vermouth substitute and a cream substitute like a dairy-free creamer if desired. This will maintain the cocktail's flavor profile while making it suitable for those avoiding alcohol.

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