Cough Syrup
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Cough Syrup
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.58 / 5
This drink certainly gets rid of your cough! One to have on cold winter nights! This drink certainly gets rid of your cough! One to have on cold winter nights!
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Sambuca
Alcohol content
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25.33% | 2.28 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Cough Syrup

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the sambuca, orange juice and Ribena together in a half pint glass
Top up with the cherryade
Stir and serve

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

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly stir the Cough Syrup cocktail to blend the Sambuca and orange juice?

To properly stir the Cough Syrup cocktail, first pour the Sambuca and orange juice into your highball glass filled with ice. Use a long spoon to reach the bottom of the glass, gently stir the mixture for about 30 seconds to ensure both ingredients are well-combined without creating too much dilution. This method helps to maintain a clear mixture and integrates the flavors smoothly.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal serving condition for a Cough Syrup cocktail?

The Cough Syrup cocktail is best served cold to enhance the flavors of the Sambuca and orange juice. You can achieve this by stirring the ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice, which chills the drink without diluting it too much. Serve it immediately after stirring to enjoy its full flavor profile.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Cough Syrup compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 25.33%, the Cough Syrup cocktail is relatively strong compared to the average cocktail, which typically ranges from 15% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). Its higher alcohol content is mainly due to the ratio of Sambuca to orange juice, with the Sambuca contributing significantly to the overall strength.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another liqueur for Sambuca in the Cough Syrup cocktail?

Yes, if you're looking for a different flavor profile or simply don't have Sambuca on hand, you can substitute it with another anise-flavored liqueur like Absinthe or Anisette. However, keep in mind that each substitute will slightly alter the taste of the cocktail, as every anise-flavored liqueur has its own unique characteristics.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Cough Syrup cocktail gluten-free?

Sambuca is typically gluten-free as it is distilled from sugar beet bases; however, it's always recommended to check the specific brand of Sambuca and orange juice you're using to ensure they are certified gluten-free. Hence, the Cough Syrup cocktail can be considered gluten-free if all ingredients used are verified to be free from gluten.

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