Holbeach Molly
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Holbeach Molly
Cocktail recipe

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The Holbeach Molly is a refreshing cocktail served in a highball glass that presents a clear gin presence accompanied by the subtle sweetness of grenadine and the complexity of Angostura ... more The Holbeach Molly is a refreshing cocktail served in a highball glass that presents a clear gin presence accompanied by the subtle sweetness of grenadine and the complexity of Angostura bitters. The predominant flavor of the gin, with its botanical notes, is uplifted by the effervescent sharpness of tonic water, creating a well-balanced beverage. The grenadine offers a hint of color and a touch of sweetness, while the aromatic bitters add depth to the drink's profile. A slice of lemon often garnishes the cocktail, providing a zesty aroma and a citrusy twist to the finish, evoking a classic yet simple taste experience appealing to those who enjoy a less potent drink.
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Lemon
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6.67% | 1.2 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Holbeach Molly

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice and stir
Garnish with a lemon slice and serve

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

·  Highball  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of bitters for Angostura in a Holbeach Molly?

Yes, you can substitute Angostura Bitters with other bitters such as orange bitters or Peychaud's to give the Holbeach Molly a slightly different flavor profile. However, keep in mind that each type of bitters has its own unique taste, which will subtly change the overall flavor of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works well with a Holbeach Molly?

A lemon or lime wheel makes a great garnish for a Holbeach Molly, adding a fresh citrus aroma that complements the gin and tonic combination. A sprig of mint could also add a refreshing element.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Holbeach Molly for optimum enjoyment?

The Holbeach Molly is best served cold, in a highball glass filled with ice. Pour the gin, grenadine, and Angostura bitters over the ice, then top with tonic water and stir gently. This ensures a chilled, refreshing cocktail experience that blends all the flavors harmoniously.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What’s the significance of stirring instead of shaking the Holbeach Molly?

Stirring a Holbeach Molly, as opposed to shaking, better preserves the clarity and carbonation of the tonic water, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing cocktail with a smoother texture. Shaking carbonated ingredients often leads to a foamier, less clear drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

The Holbeach Molly has an alcohol content of about 6.67%, which is roughly equivalent to many craft beers but slightly higher than the average commercial lager, which typically ranges from 4% to 6%. Keep in mind that the volume of a Holbeach Molly serving is smaller than a typical beer serving.

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