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Ideal
Cocktail recipe

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The Ideal cocktail is a classic concoction that blends the botanical complexity of gin with the herbal notes of red vermouth, balanced beautifully by the subtle, sweet touch of a ... more The Ideal cocktail is a classic concoction that blends the botanical complexity of gin with the herbal notes of red vermouth, balanced beautifully by the subtle, sweet touch of a maraschino cherry. Though surprisingly devoid of grapefruit juice, which is often mentioned in variations of the Ideal, this particular mix opts for straightforward simplicity, focusing on the harmony between the gin and vermouth. Typically served in a cocktail glass, this drink provides an elegant presentation accompanied by the garnish of a single maraschino cherry, adding both visual appeal and a hint of sweetness to the final sip. The Ideal is a drink that would likely appeal to those who appreciate the interplay of gin and vermouth with a trace of cherry as a rounded off, sophisticated edge.
Base ingredient
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Gin
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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28% | 1.68 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Gin cocktail ingredient
Gin
30ml 1oz 3cl
Grapefruit Juice cocktail ingredient
Grapefruit Juice
Dash Dash Dash
Red vermouth cocktail ingredient
Red vermouth
30ml 1oz 3cl
Maraschino Cherry cocktail ingredient
Maraschino Cherry
Dash Dash Dash

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker over ice
Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a cherry and serve

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