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Heat
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The "Heat" cocktail is a spirited blend that belongs in a highball glass, combining the robustness of white rum and the clarity of vodka with a hint of citrus from ... more The "Heat" cocktail is a spirited blend that belongs in a highball glass, combining the robustness of white rum and the clarity of vodka with a hint of citrus from lemon. The inclusion of soda water creates a refreshing effervescence, making it a crisp, invigorating choice for those who appreciate a strong, yet simple, mixed drink. With its straightforward concoction of common spirits and a zesty lemon twist, the Heat cocktail offers a straightforward palate experience that prioritizes the bold flavors of the liquor intermingled with a gentle fizz and a slight acidic kick to invigorate the senses.
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White rum
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23.68% | 3.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Heat

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the vodka, Bacardi, and the juice of two lemons into a highball glass with ice
Top up with the soda water
Stir and serve

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

·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Heat cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Heat cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to ensure a smooth blend of its ingredients without overly diluting the mixture with ice. Stirring is often preferred for cocktails that are spirit-forward and don't include ingredients that need vigorous mixing to combine, such as cream or egg whites. This method helps to maintain the potent flavor profile of the Heat cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the white rum in the Heat cocktail with another type of rum?

Yes, you can substitute white rum with another type of rum, such as dark rum or spiced rum, depending on your preference. Keep in mind that substituting the rum type may alter the flavor profile of the cocktail. Dark rum will give a richer, more molasses-like taste, while spiced rum will add a nuanced layer of spice to the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Heat cocktail?

The Heat cocktail is best served in a highball glass filled with ice to ensure it stays cold and refreshing. Garnish with a lemon twist or a slice of lemon to enhance the visual appeal and add a zesty aroma that complements the drink's citrus notes.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Heat cocktail compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 23.68%, the Heat cocktail has a higher alcohol volume than many standard cocktails, which typically range between 10% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the Heat a stronger drink, ideal for those who prefer a more potent cocktail experience.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with the Heat cocktail?

The Heat cocktail, with its blend of citrus and spirits, pairs well with seafood dishes or light appetizers. Consider serving it with grilled shrimp, ceviche, or a fresh green salad. The cocktail's crisp and refreshing taste makes it a great complement to dishes that feature bright, acidic flavors.

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