Crocodile
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Crocodile
Cocktail recipe

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The Crocodile cocktail is an adventurous blend that might invoke the untamed spirit of its namesake. This refreshing concoction combines the clear, smooth essence of vodka and the sweet, orange-flavored ... more The Crocodile cocktail is an adventurous blend that might invoke the untamed spirit of its namesake. This refreshing concoction combines the clear, smooth essence of vodka and the sweet, orange-flavored liqueur triple sec with a generous amount of tangy lemon juice, giving it a citrusy kick. The uniquely smoky flavor of mezcal adds a complex layer, delivering a drink with a bold aroma and a multifaceted taste profile. Designed to be served in a cocktail glass, the Crocodile is a beverage that might appeal to those who favor a sour yet subtly smoky flavor journey.
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26.67% | 4.8 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Crocodile

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Mezcal with another ingredient in the Crocodile cocktail?

Yes, if Mezcal isn't available or to your taste, a good substitute in the Crocodile cocktail could be a smoky Scotch or a different type of agave spirit like tequila, though the flavor profile will change slightly. Smoky Scotch will add a different depth and complexity, while tequila will keep it within the agave spirit family but with a lighter smoke profile compared to Mezcal.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Crocodile cocktail?

The Crocodile cocktail should be served cold in a cocktail glass. First, shake the ingredients with ice until well chilled, then strain into the glass. You can garnish with a lemon twist or a slice of lime for an extra touch of elegance and a burst of citrus aroma.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should the Crocodile cocktail ingredients be shaken or stirred?

The Crocodile cocktail ingredients should be shaken. Shaking not only chills the drink but also properly integrates the citrus juice (lemon juice) with the alcoholic components (vodka, triple sec, Mezcal), creating a more cohesive and refreshing drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Crocodile compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 26.67%, the Crocodile cocktail falls into the medium-strong category. It is stronger than light cocktails like the Aperol Spritz (around 11%) but not as potent as very high alcohol content drinks like a straight Martini or Manhattan, which can exceed 30%. Its balanced strength makes it suitable for sipping without overwhelming the palate.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Crocodile cocktail suitable for gluten-sensitive individuals?

Yes, the Crocodile cocktail can be suitable for individuals sensitive to gluten, provided that the vodka and other spirits used are certified gluten-free. While most distilled spirits are considered gluten-free due to the distillation process removing gluten proteins, it's important to check each brand, especially for flavored spirits like triple sec, to ensure they meet gluten-free standards.

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