Just Turned Legal
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Just Turned Legal
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The Just Turned Legal cocktail is a vivid blend that combines the anise-flavored intensity of Sambuca with the clear, potent notes of vodka. This mix is then brightened with the ... more The Just Turned Legal cocktail is a vivid blend that combines the anise-flavored intensity of Sambuca with the clear, potent notes of vodka. This mix is then brightened with the tartness of lime juice and the sweetness of orange and cranberry juices, creating a richly layered and fruity drinking experience. Typically served in a highball glass, this beverage is a colorful choice that embodies a bold, celebratory spirit, often enjoyed by those looking for a unique flavor combination in their cocktails.
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Sambuca
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9.36% | 4.68 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Just Turned Legal

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice
Stir and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Just Turned Legal compare to other typical cocktails?

The Just Turned Legal cocktail has an alcohol content of 9.36%, which places it on the lower side compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content of around 13%-15%, and a Manhattan can be around 30% alcohol by volume. Therefore, Just Turned Legal is relatively milder in terms of alcohol strength.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Just Turned Legal cocktail?

The Just Turned Legal cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. Since it is not shaken but stirred, you should stir the ingredients (Sambuca, Vodka, and Lime juice) with ice in the glass, and then top it up with orange juice and cranberry juice. A final gentle stir will ensure the ingredients are well-mixed before serving.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with Just Turned Legal?

Since Just Turned Legal involves a mix of citrus and berry flavors, garnishing with a slice of orange or a lime wedge can complement its fruity profile. Additionally, a few cranberries on a skewer or floated on top can enhance the visual appeal and tie in with the cranberry juice used in the cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in Just Turned Legal to fit my taste?

Yes, if you're looking to customize Just Turned Legal to your taste, consider substituting the Sambuca for a different flavored liqueur if you're not a fan of its anise flavor. For a sweeter variant, Amaretto could be a pleasant substitution. If you desire a less intense vodka flavor, consider using a flavored vodka that complements the citrus and berry notes of the cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving Just Turned Legal?

Given its name and playful combination of flavors, Just Turned Legal is well-suited for celebrations marking significant milestones, such as 21st birthday parties in the United States where the legal drinking age is 21. Its refreshing and fruity profile makes it a good choice for summer gatherings, outdoor barbecues, or casual social events where a lighter cocktail might be desired.

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