Gin Crusta
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Gin Crusta
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Gin Crusta is a classic cocktail that dates back to the 19th century. It is a variation of the popular Brandy Crusta and is believed to have originated in New ... more Gin Crusta is a classic cocktail that dates back to the 19th century. It is a variation of the popular Brandy Crusta and is believed to have originated in New Orleans. The drink is made up of a simple yet well-balanced combination of gin, lemon juice, and a dash of Angostura Bitters. The lemon juice adds a refreshing tartness to the cocktail while the gin provides a smooth and herbal base. The addition of Angostura Bitters adds depth and complexity to the drink, giving it an intriguing spiciness. The cocktail is usually served in a sugar-rimmed glass, adding a touch of sweetness to the overall flavor profile. With its tangy, herbaceous, and slightly sweet taste, Gin Crusta is a must-try for any gin lover looking for a new twist on a classic cocktail.
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26.67% | 1.2 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Gin Crusta

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Dip the rim of a whisky glass into lemon juice
Shake off the excess moisture and dip the rim in caster sugar to form a frosting
Add the alcohol, the remaining lemon juice and ice to a cocktail shaker
Shake well and strain into the prepared glass, then serve

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

·  Rim  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of gin in a Gin Crusta?

Yes, you can substitute different types of gin in a Gin Crusta to adjust the flavor profile. London Dry Gin is traditionally used for its crisp and juniper-forward taste, but you can experiment with other varieties such as Old Tom Gin for a sweeter note or a botanical-rich craft gin to add complexity.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some appropriate garnishes for a Gin Crusta?

A traditional garnish for a Gin Crusta includes a sugar rim on the glass and a lemon twist to enhance the citrus notes. For a more decorative touch, consider adding a small edible flower or a cocktail cherry.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Gin Crusta typically shaken and not stirred?

The Gin Crusta is shaken to properly chill and dilute the cocktail, as well as to thoroughly mix the lemon juice and alcohol. Shaking introduces aeration, which gives the drink a slightly frothy texture that wouldn't be achieved by stirring.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific type of glass that should be used for a Gin Crusta?

A Gin Crusta is traditionally served in a whisky glass, as indicated. The choice of glass can enhance the drinking experience by ensuring the aromas are concentrated and the drink is presented in a way that highlights its aesthetics, such as the garnish and sugar rim.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Gin Crusta compare to other classic gin cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 26.67%, the Gin Crusta falls within the mid-range of alcohol content for classic gin cocktails. It is stronger than a Gin Fizz (approximately 20% alcohol content) but less potent than a classic Martini (around 30-32% alcohol content), making it a moderately strong choice.

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