Ferrari
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Ferrari
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The Ferrari cocktail is a delicious and popular Italian cocktail, aptly named after the iconic sports car. It is typically served as an after-dinner drink and is known for its ... more The Ferrari cocktail is a delicious and popular Italian cocktail, aptly named after the iconic sports car. It is typically served as an after-dinner drink and is known for its bold and flavorful taste. The main ingredients in this cocktail are Amaretto, Orange Bitters, and Red Vermouth. The Amaretto adds a nutty and sweet flavor, while the Orange Bitters provide a citrusy and aromatic kick. The Red Vermouth adds a hint of herbal and spiced notes, giving the cocktail a well-balanced and complex flavor profile. This combination of ingredients creates a beautiful crimson color, resembling the famous sports car it is named after. Sipping on a Ferrari cocktail is like taking a luxurious and indulgent ride through the Italian countryside.
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Lemon
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20% | 1.8 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Ferrari

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake well
Strain into tumbler and garnish with lemon twist before serving

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of bitters if I don't have Orange Bitters for the Ferrari cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute Orange Bitters with another type of bitters to create a slightly different flavor profile. Aromatic bitters or Angostura bitters are common alternatives that could complement the other ingredients well, though they will change the cocktail's intended citrus notes.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Ferrari cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The Ferrari cocktail is best served in a lowball glass, chilled but not diluted. Shaking the cocktail with ice before straining it into the glass helps to chill it without adding extra water from stirring. Garnishing with an orange peel will also enhance its citrus aroma, elevating the overall drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Ferrari cocktail compare to a standard glass of wine?

A standard glass of wine typically has an alcohol content around 12%, while the Ferrari cocktail has an alcohol content of 20%. This means the Ferrari is stronger, containing more alcohol by volume than a standard glass of wine.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Ferrari cocktail shaken and not stirred?

The Ferrari cocktail is shaken instead of stirred to ensure a rapid chilling of the ingredients and to slightly dilute the drink, making it smoother to drink. Shaking can also introduce a small amount of air, giving the cocktail a slightly frothy texture which enhances the sensory experience of the drink.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings work well with the Ferrari cocktail?

Given the sweet and bitter profile of the Ferrari cocktail, it pairs well with rich, creamy cheeses, or savory appetizers like bruschetta or olives. The nutty notes of Amaretto and the bitterness of the Orange Bitters complement both the richness of the cheeses and the acidity in savory dishes.

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