Flying Dutchman
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Flying Dutchman
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The Flying Dutchman is a classic cocktail that dates back to the early 1920s. It is said to have been created by a bartender named Harry Craddock at the Savoy ... more The Flying Dutchman is a classic cocktail that dates back to the early 1920s. It is said to have been created by a bartender named Harry Craddock at the Savoy Hotel in London. This cocktail is a perfect balance of sweet and sour, with a hint of citrusy freshness. It is made with just three ingredients - triple sec, gin, and a lime wedge. The triple sec adds a touch of sweetness and orange flavor, while the gin provides a strong and aromatic base. The lime wedge adds a tart and tangy element, balancing out the sweetness of the triple sec. The unique combination of these ingredients creates a smooth and refreshing cocktail with a light and crisp finish. Its name is inspired by the legendary ghostly ship that was doomed to sail the seas forever, giving the cocktail an air of mystery and adventure.
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40% | 1.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Flying Dutchman

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir the gin and triple sec over ice cubes in a small highball glass
Squeeze a lime wedge over the drink and drop it in before serving

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·  Stir  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any type of gin for the Flying Dutchman?

Yes, you can use any type of gin for the Flying Dutchman cocktail, though a dry gin is typically preferred for its clean, crisp flavor that pairs well with the Triple Sec and lime.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnish suggestions for a Flying Dutchman?

A wedge or slice of lime is classic, enhancing both the flavor and appearance. Additionally, a sprig of rosemary or mint could add a fresh aroma that complements the drink's citrus notes.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Flying Dutchman?

The Flying Dutchman is best served in a highball glass, well chilled. Ensure the drink is stirred properly before serving to blend the flavors without diluting the cocktail too much.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Flying Dutchman compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 40%, the Flying Dutchman is on the stronger side compared to many cocktails. For instance, it's stronger than a classic Mojito or Margarita but similar to or slightly less than a straight gin martini.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any popular variations of the Flying Dutchman?

While the classic Flying Dutchman is simple, popular variations include adding a splash of tonic water for a bubbly texture or swapping the Triple Sec for other citrus-flavored liqueurs like Cointreau or Grand Marnier to adjust the sweetness and depth of flavor.

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