Dett Long
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Dett Long
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The Dett Long is a simple, refreshing cocktail that combines the sweet and fruity flavor of cherry brandy with the crisp, slightly bitter edge of tonic water. Served in a ... more The Dett Long is a simple, refreshing cocktail that combines the sweet and fruity flavor of cherry brandy with the crisp, slightly bitter edge of tonic water. Served in a lowball glass, this drink is typically enjoyed cold and offers a distinct cherry profile that is balanced by the quinine taste of the tonic. The Dett Long is an approachable cocktail for those who favor a subtle sweetness with a tonic-induced sharpness, making it a suitable choice for casual sipping on a warm day or as an accompaniment to light appetizers.
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Cherry Brandy
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Lemon
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3.43% | 1.2 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Dett Long

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a lowball glass with crushed ice then add a shot of cherry brandy
Fill the glass with tonic water and garnish with a lemon slice before serving

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Dett Long cocktail?

The Dett Long should be served cold in a lowball glass. To best enjoy its flavor, make sure the cherry brandy and tonic water are chilled before mixing. No shaking or stirring is required; simply pour the cherry brandy into the glass and top up with tonic water. You may add ice cubes if you prefer your drink extra cold.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in a Dett Long cocktail?

Yes, if cherry brandy is not available or you wish to experiment with flavors, you could substitute it with other fruit-flavored brandies or liqueurs. However, keep in mind that this will change the taste profile of the cocktail. For a non-alcoholic version, a cherry-flavored syrup could be used in place of cherry brandy.

GARNISHING_TIPS

Are there any recommended garnishes for a Dett Long?

While the Dett Long does not necessarily require garnishes, adding a cherry or a slice of lemon can enhance its appearance and add an extra layer of flavor. A sprig of mint could also add a refreshing touch, especially in warmer weather.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Dett Long compare to other cocktails?

The Dett Long has a relatively low alcohol content, at 3.43%, making it lighter than many classic cocktails. For comparison, a typical Margarita might have an alcohol content around 14%, while a Long Island Iced Tea can exceed 22%. The Dett Long is a good choice for those seeking a less potent beverage.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving a Dett Long?

Given its lighter alcohol content and refreshing taste, the Dett Long is ideally suited for casual get-togethers, pool parties, or as a pre-dinner drink at informal gatherings. Its simplicity and low alcohol level make it a pleasant choice for a wide range of occasions, especially in the warmer months.

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