Crystal Highball Soda
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Crystal Highball Soda
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The Crystal Highball Soda is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that combines the sweetness of orange juice with the effervescence of soda water and the depth of red vermouth. This ... more The Crystal Highball Soda is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that combines the sweetness of orange juice with the effervescence of soda water and the depth of red vermouth. This drink is a perfect blend of flavors and textures, making it a popular choice among cocktail enthusiasts. The combination of these ingredients creates a light and citrus-forward taste with a hint of bitterness from the vermouth, making it a well-balanced and easy-to-drink cocktail. The name "crystal" in the title may refer to the crystal-clear appearance of the drink or the fact that it is a perfect choice for a hot summer day, providing a cool and refreshing burst of flavors and bubbles. Whether you're enjoying it at a rooftop bar or in the comfort of your home, the Crystal Highball Soda is a perfect choice for those looking for a deliciously light and fruity cocktail.
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Red vermouth
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8% | 0.48 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Crystal Highball Soda

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir orange juice and vermouth together in a mixing glass
Pour into a tumbler and top up with soda, then serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should I properly stir the Crystal Highball Soda to blend its flavors?

To stir the Crystal Highball Soda properly, fill your lowball glass with ice, then add the orange juice and red vermouth. Gently pour the soda water to preserve its fizz. Using a bar spoon, stir the mixture smoothly and steadily for about 15-20 seconds. This method ensures the drink is cold and well-mixed without diluting it too much.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Crystal Highball Soda?

The Crystal Highball Soda is best served in a lowball glass, chilled and with plenty of ice. Considering its refreshing qualities, it's perfect for a hot summer day or as a revitalizing drink at an afternoon gathering. Add a slice of orange or a twist of orange peel as garnish for an extra touch of elegance and flavor.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the soda water in Crystal Highball Soda with another mixer?

Yes, you can substitute soda water with a similarly light and neutral mixer to maintain the refreshing quality of the drink. Tonic water or sparkling mineral water are good alternatives that add a bit of zest without overpowering the other flavors. If you prefer a sweeter drink, ginger ale could also work, but it will significantly change the cocktail's profile.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Crystal Highball Soda compare to that of other cocktails?

The Crystal Highball Soda has an alcohol content of 8%, which places it on the lower end of the spectrum compared to classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 40%, while a Mojito ranges around 10-15%. This makes the Crystal Highball Soda a lighter choice, ideal for those who prefer a milder cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suited for serving the Crystal Highball Soda?

The Crystal Highball Soda, with its refreshing and light profile, is perfectly suited for daytime events, such as brunches, picnics, and garden parties. Its casual yet sophisticated nature also makes it an excellent choice for aperitif occasions or as a palate cleanser during a cocktail hour.

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