Flying Tiger
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Flying Tiger
Cocktail recipe

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The Flying Tiger cocktail is a refreshing and fruity drink that is perfect for a sunny day. This cocktail was inspired by the emblem of the flying tigers, a group ... more The Flying Tiger cocktail is a refreshing and fruity drink that is perfect for a sunny day. This cocktail was inspired by the emblem of the flying tigers, a group of American volunteer pilots who fought alongside the Chinese Air Force during World War II. The combination of vodka, white rum, and orange juice creates a balanced and smooth base, while the splash of grenadine adds a touch of sweetness and vibrant red color to the drink. It has a tropical and tangy flavor profile with hints of citrus and a touch of rum. The name and ingredients of this cocktail pay homage to the boldness and bravery of the flying tigers, making it a perfect choice for those looking for a drink with a bit of history and character.
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9.6% | 4.8 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Flying Tiger

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add ice to a pint glass then pour in two shots of Bacardi Superior rum, two shots of vodka and one shot of grenadine
Stir well and top up with orange juice before serving

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Flying Tiger stirred and not shaken?

The Flying Tiger cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to prevent over-dilution and to maintain a clear, crisp appearance. Stirring gently mixes the vodka, white rum, and grenadine with the orange juice, ensuring the flavors blend smoothly without introducing too much air, which could make the drink cloudy.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Flying Tiger?

The Flying Tiger is best served in a pint glass over ice. To elevate the presentation, you could garnish it with an orange slice or a maraschino cherry. Serving it cold is vital to enhance its refreshing and fruity flavors.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I make the Flying Tiger less sweet?

To make the Flying Tiger less sweet, you can reduce the amount of grenadine or opt for a lower-sugar version of the syrup. Another option is to increase the amount of orange juice or add a splash of soda water to balance the sweetness with acidity and slight dilution.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

With an alcohol content of 9.6%, the Flying Tiger is moderately strong compared to many other cocktails. For perspective, classic cocktails like the Margarita and Martini often have higher alcohol contents, ranging from 10% to 20%, depending on how they're made. The Flying Tiger provides a balance, offering a noticeable alcohol presence without being overly potent.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for the orange juice in the Flying Tiger?

Yes, you can substitute other citrus juices for the orange juice in the Flying Tiger to alter its flavor profile. Grapefruit juice or pineapple juice could offer an interesting twist, providing a bit more tartness or tropical flavor, respectively. However, such substitutions will affect the taste and could make the drink slightly more tart or sweeter.

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