Italian Ice Tea
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Italian Ice Tea
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The Italian Ice Tea is a refreshing cocktail that combines the aromatic sweetness of red vermouth with the spicy effervescence of ginger ale, rounded off with a zesty note of ... more The Italian Ice Tea is a refreshing cocktail that combines the aromatic sweetness of red vermouth with the spicy effervescence of ginger ale, rounded off with a zesty note of fresh lemon. This drink is typically served in a lowball glass, creating a visual appeal that complements its crisp and invigorating flavor profile. The Italian Ice Tea offers a nuanced taste experience that's light and perfect for sipping on a warm day or as a pleasant aperitif that gently awakens the palate. The addition of a lemon peel twist not only enhances the fragrance but also adds a touch of elegance to this delightful concoction.
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15 key ingredients
Base ingredient
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Red vermouth
Garnish
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Lemon
Alcohol content
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1.74% | 0.61 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Italian Ice Tea

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour vermouth and ginger ale into a lowball glass over ice
Squeeze in fresh lemon juice to taste
Garnish with a lemon peel twist and serve

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

·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of vermouth for the red vermouth in the Italian Ice Tea?

Yes, you can substitute red vermouth with white vermouth if you prefer a lighter, slightly less sweet version of the Italian Ice Tea. Keep in mind that this will alter the original flavor profile slightly, making the drink a bit drier.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for the Italian Ice Tea?

For an Italian Ice Tea, consider adding a sprig of mint or a slice of orange as garnish. These garnishes can enhance the visual appeal and add a refreshing aroma that complements the ginger and citrus notes of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Italian Ice Tea?

The Italian Ice Tea is best served in a lowball glass over ice. Ensure the glass is chilled for the best experience. This serving method enhances the cold, refreshing nature of the drink, making it perfect for relaxation or casual gatherings.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Italian Ice Tea?

The Italian Ice Tea, with its refreshing and relatively low alcohol content, is perfect for daytime events, summer gatherings, or casual meetups where guests may prefer a lighter alcoholic option. Its cool and refreshing nature makes it a hit during warmer weather.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Italian Ice Tea compare to other popular cocktails?

The Italian Ice Tea has a relatively low alcohol content of 1.74%, making it considerably lighter than many classic cocktails such as Margaritas, Martinis, or Old Fashioneds, which typically range from 15% to 30% alcohol content. This makes the Italian Ice Tea a great option for those looking for a milder beverage.

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