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Fog
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The Fog cocktail, also known as the Mistral, is a refreshing and tangy drink that consists of 15ml of vodka and 15ml of lime juice. This cocktail originated in the ... more The Fog cocktail, also known as the Mistral, is a refreshing and tangy drink that consists of 15ml of vodka and 15ml of lime juice. This cocktail originated in the 1940s and was popularized on the Greek island of Santorini. The name "Fog" comes from the milky appearance of the cocktail, created by the combination of lime juice and vodka. Its tart and citrusy flavors are balanced out by the smoothness of the vodka, creating a perfect harmony of taste. The Fog is often served as a pre-dinner drink to open up the taste buds or as a refreshing aperitif on a hot summer day. Its simplicity and refreshing flavor make it a popular choice for a wide range of drinkers.
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20% | 0.6 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl

Method
How to make a Fog

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add one part lime juice and one part vodka to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a shot glass, then serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I ensure that the Fog cocktail is properly chilled?

To ensure the Fog cocktail is properly chilled, start by making sure both the vodka and lime juice are refrigerated. When shaking the ingredients, use a shaker filled with ice to cool the mixture without dilution quickly. Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. Strain the mixture into a pre-chilled shot glass to maintain its cold temperature, perfect for serving.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Fog cocktail to enhance its experience?

The best way to serve the Fog cocktail is in a pre-chilled shot glass to keep the drink cold. Serving it this way enhances its smooth, refreshing taste. Additionally, considering its potent nature and small volume, serving it as a welcome shot at gatherings or as a bold interlude between lighter drinks can create an intriguing drinking experience for your guests.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Fog cocktail compare to other common cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 20%, the Fog cocktail has a relatively lower alcohol volume compared to many full-size cocktails, which can range from 25% to 40% alcohol by volume. However, it is worth noting that Fog is served in a shot glass, indicating its intent as a quick, strong drink despite its lower percentage, making it comparable in effect to stronger cocktails when considering its serving size.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any recommended customizations for the Fog cocktail for those who prefer a sweeter taste?

For those who prefer a sweeter twist to the Fog cocktail, consider adding a small amount of simple syrup or agave nectar to the mix. Start with a teaspoon and adjust according to taste. Additionally, a dash of triple sec or a flavored liqueur can introduce depth and sweetness. Remember to balance the sweetness with the tartness of the lime juice to maintain the cocktail's refreshing profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish best complements the Fog cocktail?

A thin slice of lime or a small lime twist makes an excellent garnish for the Fog cocktail. Not only does it visually enhance the drink, but it also allows guests to adjust the tartness to their liking. Additionally, the vibrant color of the lime adds a pop of color that contrasts nicely with the clear appearance of the drink, making it more inviting.

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