Fire Engine
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Fire Engine
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.59 / 5
This is basically a variation on the Tequila Sunrise, with the same gorgeous effect. This is basically a variation on the Tequila Sunrise, with the same gorgeous effect.
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Vodka
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10% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Fire Engine

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Take a glass of ice and add the orange juice and vodka
Stir, then add the grenadine and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Fire Engine cocktail to ensure the best taste?

To prepare the Fire Engine cocktail optimally, start by adding the vodka and orange juice into your highball glass filled with ice. Use a long spoon to stir the mixture gently yet thoroughly for about 20-30 seconds. This ensures the ingredients are well-combined and chilled. Finally, add the grenadine by pouring it slowly down the side of the glass to create a layering effect before giving it a final, light stir. This technique not only mixes the ingredients efficiently but also helps to maintain the cold temperature without diluting the flavors too quickly.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best type of ice to use when serving the Fire Engine cocktail?

For the Fire Engine cocktail, using large ice cubes or ice spheres is recommended. Larger ice pieces melt slower than smaller, traditional ice cubes, which prevents the cocktail from becoming diluted too quickly. This allows you to enjoy the vibrant flavors of the vodka, orange juice, and grenadine for longer. Additionally, the large ice pieces provide an aesthetically pleasing look in the highball glass.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the vodka in the Fire Engine cocktail with another type of alcohol?

Yes, you can substitute vodka in the Fire Engine cocktail with another type of alcohol if you prefer. For a lighter, fruitier taste, white rum can be a good substitute, adding a slightly sweeter note. If you're looking for a non-alcoholic version, you could also use a non-alcoholic spirit or simply increase the amount of orange juice and grenadine slightly to compensate for the lack of volume and maintain the balance of flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Fire Engine cocktail to enhance its presentation and flavor?

For enhancing both the presentation and flavor of the Fire Engine cocktail, a slice of orange or a twist of orange peel makes an excellent garnish. The citrus note complements the orange juice in the cocktail, while adding visual appeal. Additionally, a maraschino cherry can offer a pop of color and a sweet, fruity element that pairs well with the grenadine. Placing the garnish on the rim of the glass or dropping it into the cocktail can both be attractive options.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Fire Engine compare to a typical beer or wine?

The Fire Engine cocktail has an alcohol content of 10%, which positions it between the average alcohol content of beer and wine. Most beers have an alcohol by volume (ABV) of around 4% to 6%, making the Fire Engine stronger in comparison. In contrast, the average ABV for wines ranges from about 12% to 15%, making the Fire Engine slightly milder in terms of alcohol content. Thus, the Fire Engine offers a moderate alcohol option, lighter than wine but stronger than beer.

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