Ecto-cooler
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Ecto-cooler
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.77 / 5
The Ecto-cooler cocktail is a vibrant and zesty concoction that typically conjures up nostalgia with its name—a throwback to the citrus-flavored drink of the same name popular in the 1980s ... more The Ecto-cooler cocktail is a vibrant and zesty concoction that typically conjures up nostalgia with its name—a throwback to the citrus-flavored drink of the same name popular in the 1980s and 1990s. This lively shot mixes melon liqueur with vodka to create a fruity base, punctuated by the tangy undertones from sour mix and the effervescence of lemon-lime soda. The resulting flavor is a refreshing balance of sweet melon with a citrus twist, served chilled in a shot glass designed for a quick, spirited indulgence. The Ecto-cooler is often enjoyed as a fun, playful shot at parties and social gatherings, offering a burst of flavor that can energize the atmosphere.
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30% | 0.9 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Ecto-cooler

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well
Strain into a shot glass and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute something else for melon liqueur in an Ecto-cooler?

Yes, if you don't have melon liqueur, you can substitute it with a combination of a neutral spirit like vodka or white rum with a splash of melon syrup or juice to replicate the fruity melon flavor. The result won't be exactly the same, but it should provide a similar color and general taste profile.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What's the best method to achieve the perfect chill for an Ecto-cooler without watering it down?

To chill your Ecto-cooler without watering it down, you can chill all ingredients in the refrigerator before mixing. Additionally, using cold shot glasses can help maintain the cold temperature. If you shake the mixture with ice before straining it into the glass, be sure to do so briefly to avoid diluting the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving an Ecto-cooler?

The ideal glassware for an Ecto-cooler is a shot glass, as per the cocktail's specification. Using a shot glass highlights the drink's vibrant color and makes it easy to serve at parties or gatherings.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of an Ecto-cooler compare to other popular cocktails?

The Ecto-cooler has a relatively moderate alcohol content of 30%, making it similar in strength to other mixed shots or cocktail shooters, but it's stronger than many full-sized cocktails such as a Mojito or a Margarita, which typically have a lower alcohol by volume (ABV) due to their larger volume and the inclusion of non-alcoholic mixers.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any creative ways to customize an Ecto-cooler for a Halloween party?

To customize an Ecto-cooler for a Halloween party, consider adding a small, edible gummy worm into the shot glass before pouring the drink to add a spooky effect. Additionally, you can rim the shot glasses with green sugar or use dry ice (with caution) to create a foggy, mysterious effect that's perfect for a Halloween theme.

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