Dundee Highball Soda
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Dundee Highball Soda
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Rating

3.98 / 5
The Dundee Highball Soda is a refreshing cocktail with a citrus twist, combining the rich, full-bodied flavour of dark rum with the light, effervescent quality of soda water. This drink ... more The Dundee Highball Soda is a refreshing cocktail with a citrus twist, combining the rich, full-bodied flavour of dark rum with the light, effervescent quality of soda water. This drink is brightened up by the zesty tang of lemon juice and the sweetness of sugar syrup, while the orange liqueur gives it a complex, fruity undertone. Served in a classic whisky glass, the Dundee Highball Soda offers a harmonious blend of tart and sweet, making it an engaging choice for those who appreciate a well-balanced, rum-based cocktail with a lively carbonated lift.
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Dark rum
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11.41% | 2.62 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Dundee Highball Soda brings together dark rum and tangy citrus with the effervescence of soda water, creating a refreshing cocktail with depth. The sweetness of the sugar syrup and complex fruity layers of Blue Curaçao make it a charmingly refreshing choice for rum enthusiasts.

Method
How to make a Dundee Highball Soda

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour two teaspoons of sugar syrup, half a shot of Bols blue curaçao, two shots of dark rum and two teaspoons of lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a whisky glass
Top up with soda water and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Dundee Highball Soda cocktail to achieve the best flavor?

To properly shake the Dundee Highball Soda, first, chill your whisky glass in the freezer. Combine the lemon juice, dark rum, sugar syrup, and Blue Curaçao in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to chill and mix the ingredients thoroughly. This method ensures the flavors meld together perfectly, resulting in a smoothly blended cocktail with a balanced taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Dundee Highball Soda to enhance its presentation?

The Dundee Highball Soda should be served in a chilled whisky glass for the best presentation. After shaking the ingredients, strain the mixture into the glass and top it up with soda water. For an extra touch, you can add a lemon slice or a maraschino cherry on the rim or float a thin lemon wheel inside the drink. Serving it with a long straw and a cocktail stirrer also enhances the drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Dundee Highball Soda compare to other popular cocktails?

The Dundee Highball Soda has an alcohol content of 11.41%, which makes it a moderately strong cocktail. Compared to other popular cocktails, it's stronger than a classic Mojito (about 10%) but less potent than a traditional Margarita (around 14-15%). This makes the Dundee Highball Soda a great choice for those who prefer a cocktail that's not too strong but still offers a noticeable kick.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of rum for dark rum in the Dundee Highball Soda?

Yes, you can substitute another type of rum for dark rum in the Dundee Highball Soda depending on the flavor profile you prefer. Light rum will make the cocktail lighter and slightly sweeter, while spiced rum will add a warm, spicy note. Each type of rum brings a different character to the drink, so feel free to experiment to find your perfect combination.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Dundee Highball Soda suitable for a gluten-free diet?

Yes, the Dundee Highball Soda is generally suitable for a gluten-free diet as none of the primary ingredients inherently contain gluten. However, it's important to check the specific brands of dark rum, Blue Curaçao, and other components for any added flavors or processing agents that may contain gluten. Always consult with the manufacturer or your healthcare advisor if you have concerns about gluten or any other dietary restrictions.

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