Dudley Special
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Dudley Special
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The Dudley Special is a fruity and vibrant cocktail that combines the crisp, clean taste of vodka with the sweetness and tang of orange juice, while the blend of white ... more The Dudley Special is a fruity and vibrant cocktail that combines the crisp, clean taste of vodka with the sweetness and tang of orange juice, while the blend of white and dark rum adds depth and complexity. Served in a lowball glass, this cocktail offers a layered drinking experience with a hint of tropical charisma. Its flavors are reminiscent of a sultry summer day, and it's often garnished with a cinnamon stick, adding a spicy aroma to the citrusy and rum-infused beverage. The Dudley Special might appeal to someone looking for a richly flavored cocktail that isn't too strong, and who enjoys a citrus-forward drink with a nuanced rum character.
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Cinnamon
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6.86% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Dudley Special

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Mix the ingredients directly in a lowball glass filled with ice cubes
Stir and garnish with a cinnamon stick before serving

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·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Dudley Special?

The best way to serve a Dudley Special is in a lowball glass. Ensure the cocktail is cold, and stir the ingredients rather than shaking them. Fill the glass with ice and pour the mixture over it for a refreshing experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use grapefruit juice instead of orange juice in a Dudley Special?

Absolutely! Substituting grapefruit juice for orange juice in a Dudley Special can add a slightly tart and refreshing twist. It's a great way to explore different flavor profiles while keeping the essence of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Dudley Special compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 6.86%, the Dudley Special is on the lower end compared to many standard cocktails, which can range anywhere from 10% to 25% alcohol by volume. This makes it a lighter option, suitable for occasions when you prefer a less potent drink.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it necessary to use a specific technique to stir the Dudley Special?

While the Dudley Special doesn't require a complex technique for stirring, it's important to stir the cocktail gently yet thoroughly to ensure that the vodka, dark rum, white rum, and orange juice are well mixed without diluting the drink too much. Using a bar spoon and a stirring glass, aim for a smooth, circular motion.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Dudley Special to make it spicier?

To add a spicy twist to a Dudley Special, consider infusing your vodka with hot peppers, such as jalapenos or habaneros, before mixing the cocktail. Start with a small amount of infusion and adjust based on your preference for heat. This can add a pleasant warmth and depth to the drink.

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