Flying Saucer
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Flying Saucer
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.53 / 5
This tastes like the sweet flying saucers you used to get as a kid! This tastes like the sweet flying saucers you used to get as a kid!
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Base ingredient
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Lemon vodka
Garnish
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Lemon, lime
Alcohol content
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8% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
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Method
How to make a Flying Saucer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the vodkas, lime juice, lemon juice, Cointreau and gomme to a cocktail shaker and shake well
Strain into a chilled tall glass and add crushed ice
Top up with soda then finish off with a splash of grenadine
Garnish with some lemon slices and lime wedges, then serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the ingredients for the Flying Saucer cocktail?

To properly shake the Flying Saucer cocktail, start by adding all liquid ingredients excluding the soda water and grenadine into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to chill and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice, then top up with soda water and add a dash of grenadine for a touch of sweetness and color.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Flying Saucer to enhance its flavor?

The ideal way to serve the Flying Saucer is in a highball glass over ice to maintain its chill and dilution ratio as you drink. Garnishing with a slice of lime or a twist of lemon peel can also enhance the citrus notes in the cocktail, providing a more refreshing experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the blackcurrant vodka in a Flying Saucer with another ingredient?

Yes, you can substitute blackcurrant vodka with raspberry or blueberry vodka if blackcurrant is not available. This substitution will slightly alter the taste of the cocktail, but it will maintain the fruity and vibrant character. If you prefer a non-vodka option, blackcurrant liqueur mixed with plain vodka can serve as an alternative, keeping in mind to adjust the proportions to balance the sweetness.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Flying Saucer compare to other classic cocktails?

The Flying Saucer has an alcohol content of 8%, which places it in the lower range compared to classic cocktails. For example, a Margarita typically has about 13% to 15% alcohol content, while a Martini can reach up to 20% or more depending on the recipe. This makes the Flying Saucer a milder option, suitable for those preferring a lighter cocktail.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Flying Saucer cocktail to make it sweeter or more sour?

To make the Flying Saucer sweeter, you can increase the amount of gomme syrup or add a bit more grenadine according to your taste preferences. To make it more sour, adjust the balance by adding more lemon or lime juice. Customization allows you to tailor the cocktail to your liking, just remember to add small amounts at a time and taste as you go to find the perfect balance.

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