Gunner
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Gunner
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.85 / 5
A classic non-alcoholic drink, that is light and refreshing, perfect for a nice summer’s evening. A classic non-alcoholic drink, that is light and refreshing, perfect for a nice summer’s evening.
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15 key ingredients
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Ginger Ale
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Non-alcoholic
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Stirred

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Gunner

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a highball glass with ice, add the ginger ale, followed by the lime cordial and the Angostura bitters
Top up with ginger beer and stir
Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve
~ Serve ice cold. The lime cordial could be replaced with lime juice or omitted. ~

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·  Highball  ·  Bitters  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly combine the ingredients for a Gunner cocktail?

To prepare a Gunner, start by filling a highball glass with ice. Pour in the ginger ale and ginger beer, followed by the lime cordial. Add a dash of Angostura bitters. Stir the mixture gently to combine everything well without losing the effervescence of the ginger ale and beer. Serve immediately to enjoy its refreshing taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Gunner to enhance its flavors?

A Gunner is best served in a highball glass filled with ice. This not only keeps the drink cold but also helps to slowly dilute the cocktail, slightly softening the strong ginger and lime flavors over time, making it more enjoyable. The highball glass provides the perfect shape for the volume of the drink and the ice, allowing for an optimal drinking experience.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can you use homemade ginger beer in a Gunner, and how might it affect the taste?

Yes, you can use homemade ginger beer in a Gunner. Homemade ginger beer might offer a fresher, more pronounced ginger flavor compared to commercial varieties, which could enhance the overall zestiness of the cocktail. However, the sweetness and carbonation level might vary, so you may need to adjust the quantity of lime cordial or ginger ale to balance the flavors and texture of the drink.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Given that the Gunner is already non-alcoholic, how can it be modified for different taste preferences?

To modify a Gunner for different taste preferences while keeping it non-alcoholic, you can experiment with the ratios of ginger ale and ginger beer to alter the sweetness and spiciness. For a less sweet version, reduce the lime cordial or choose a less sweet ginger ale. To make it spicier, increase the amount of ginger beer or add freshly grated ginger for an extra kick. Adjusting the amount of Angostura bitters can also change the drink's profile, offering a range of flavors from more bitter to more aromatic.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What types of food pair well with a Gunner?

The Gunner, with its refreshing and spicy ginger notes, pairs well with a variety of foods. Its zesty flavor complements Asian dishes, such as Thai curries or sushi, by cutting through the richness and complementing the spice levels. It also works well with barbecue, offering a refreshing contrast to smoky flavors. For lighter fare, consider pairing it with salads that feature citrus dressing or grilled seafood, as the cocktail's crispness enhances these fresh flavors.

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