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Gatsby
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The Gatsby is a refreshing cocktail that harkens back to the glitz and glamor of the Roaring Twenties, a time when F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby" encapsulated the ... more The Gatsby is a refreshing cocktail that harkens back to the glitz and glamor of the Roaring Twenties, a time when F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby" encapsulated the era's spirit. This highball cocktail offers a simple yet inviting mix of sharp lime cordial and the deep, oaky notes of whiskey, mellowed by the effervescence and spice of ginger ale. Served in a highball glass, the Gatsby is typically enjoyed cold and offers a fizzy, zesty flavor profile that makes it a pleasant sipping drink for those who appreciate a whiskey-based cocktail with a gingery twist. It's a sociable beverage that might find its place at casual gatherings or as a cooling accompaniment on a sunny afternoon.
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10% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Gatsby

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the Southern Comfort to a tall glass
Add the lime cordial and top up with with ginger ale before serving
~ I prefer American dry ginger ale but ordinary dry ginger will do. You can add more or less ginger ale to taste ~


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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Gatsby cocktail?

The Gatsby cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. It does not require shaking or stirring. Simply combine the ginger ale, lime cordial, and whiskey in the glass and serve immediately for best taste.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute lime cordial with another ingredient in the Gatsby cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute lime cordial with fresh lime juice mixed with a bit of simple syrup to match the sweet and tangy profile of lime cordial. Start with the juice of half a lime and adjust the sweetness with simple syrup to taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Gatsby compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 10%, the Gatsby cocktail is relatively mild compared to other whiskey-based cocktails. For example, a classic whiskey sour might range from 15 to 20% alcohol content, making the Gatsby a lighter option.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Gatsby cocktail?

Yes, to make a non-alcoholic version of the Gatsby, you can use a non-alcoholic whiskey alternative or simply omit the whiskey for a refreshing ginger ale and lime mocktail. Adjust the lime cordial to taste.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with the Gatsby cocktail?

The Gatsby cocktail, with its refreshing and slightly sweet profile, pairs well with spicy appetizers, grilled seafood, or citrus-flavored dishes. The ginger and lime flavors complement spicy and tangy notes in food nicely.

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