Growler
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Growler
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The Growler cocktail is a refreshing mixed drink that combines the clear, clean tastes of vodka and gin with the zesty tang of lime juice, all topped off with the ... more The Growler cocktail is a refreshing mixed drink that combines the clear, clean tastes of vodka and gin with the zesty tang of lime juice, all topped off with the spicy effervescence of ginger ale. Served in a highball glass, the Growler presents a well-balanced mixture of flavors that range from the botanical notes of gin to the slightly sweet and sharp profile of vodka. The addition of lime juice adds a citrusy sharpness that complements the warmth of the ginger ale, making it a pleasing choice for those who enjoy a spirited yet not overly complex cocktail. The garnish of lemon, lime wedge, and cherry offers a fragrant and colorful touch, enhancing the visual appeal and the overall sipping experience.
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Cocktail cherry, lemon, lime
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8% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Growler

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour a shot of vodka and a shot of gin into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Pour a splash of lime juice into a tall glass and add ice to fill the glass half full
Pour in the mixture from the cocktail shaker into the glass, then fill to the top with ginger ale
Add a slice of lemon, a wedge of lime and a cherry to garnish and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the Growler cocktail to achieve the best taste?

To achieve the best taste for the Growler cocktail, fill a shaker with ice, then add the vodka, gin, and a dash of lime juice. Shake the mixture vigorously for about 15 seconds to ensure it's well chilled and the flavors are well combined. After shaking, strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice, and top up with ginger ale. This method ensures a cold and refreshing cocktail with a well-balanced taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal garnish for the Growler cocktail?

The ideal garnish for the Growler cocktail is a slice of lime or a lime wedge. This adds a fresh, citrus aroma that complements the zesty lime juice in the cocktail. Additionally, a sprig of mint could be introduced for an aromatic garnish that enhances the drink’s refreshing qualities.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can you substitute the ginger ale in the Growler cocktail for another mixer?

Yes, you can substitute ginger ale with other mixers to suit your taste preference. Some popular substitutes include ginger beer for a spicier kick, tonic water for a bitter edge, or soda water for those who prefer a less sweet cocktail. Each mixer brings a unique dimension to the cocktail, allowing for a customized drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Growler compare to that of a standard beer?

The Growler cocktail has an alcohol content of 8%, which is higher than most standard beers, which typically range from 4% to 6% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the Growler stronger, with a more pronounced alcoholic effect per volume than regular beers.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What types of food pair well with the Growler cocktail?

The Growler cocktail, with its mix of vodka, gin, lime juice, and ginger ale, pairs well with a variety of foods. Light appetizers or snacks, such as a charcuterie board or sushi, complement its refreshing taste. Additionally, the cocktail’s ginger notes make it a great match for spicy dishes, including Asian or Latin cuisine, as it can help soothe the palate.

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