Beefeater Island
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Beefeater Island
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Beefeater Island is a refreshing cocktail that combines the crisp, citrusy taste of lime juice with the subtle sweetness of sugar and the smoothness of gin. The drink gets its ... more Beefeater Island is a refreshing cocktail that combines the crisp, citrusy taste of lime juice with the subtle sweetness of sugar and the smoothness of gin. The drink gets its name from the use of Beefeater brand gin, which is known for its balanced blend of botanicals and juniper. The addition of soda water gives it a bubbly and light texture, making it the perfect summertime drink. This cocktail has a well-rounded flavour profile, with a tangy and slightly tart taste from the lime, a hint of sweetness from the sugar, and a bold and herbal kick from the gin. Overall, Beefeater Island is a delicious and easy-to-sip cocktail that is sure to transport you to a tropical paradise with every sip.
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17.78% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Beefeater Island

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

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Beefeater Island cocktail?

To properly shake a Beefeater Island cocktail, start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the specified amounts of lime juice, sugar, and gin into the shaker. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This ensures that the ingredients are well-chilled and mixed, achieving a smooth texture and integrating the sugar effectively.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of gin for the Beefeater Island if I don't have Beefeater?

Yes, you can use a different type of gin if you don't have Beefeater gin available. Any London Dry Gin can serve as a suitable substitute, as they share a similar flavor profile that consists of juniper-forward notes which are crucial for the Beefeater Island cocktail. However, the unique characteristics of Beefeater gin do contribute to the cocktail's intended taste, so the substitution may slightly alter the final flavor.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Beefeater Island cocktail?

The Beefeater Island cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. After shaking the ingredients with ice and achieving the desired chill and mixture, strain it into the highball glass filled with fresh ice. Top it off with soda water for that fizzy texture, stirring gently to integrate. Garnishing with a lime wheel or zest can add a refreshing visual and aromatic touch to the drink.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Beefeater Island cocktail?

For the Beefeater Island cocktail, fresh, vibrant garnishes that complement its refreshing and sharp flavor profile work best. A lime wheel or wedge placed on the rim of the glass or floated on top adds a pop of color and enhances the citrus aroma. Additionally, a sprig of mint or a thinly sliced cucumber can introduce a fresh, aromatic element without overwhelming the primary flavors of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Beefeater Island compare to other common cocktails?

The Beefeater Island cocktail has an alcohol content of 17.78%, positioning it as a relatively moderate alcoholic beverage when compared to other common cocktails. For comparison, a traditional Margarita has an alcohol content around 33%, making it almost twice as strong. Meanwhile, a Mimosa typically contains about 10-12% alcohol, making the Beefeater Island stronger. This places the Beefeater Island in a comfortable middle ground, suitable for those seeking a balanced drink with a noticeable but not overpowering alcoholic presence.

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