Blacon Sunrise
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Blacon Sunrise
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.95 / 5
Blacon Sunrise is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that combines the smooth and complex flavor of absinthe with the bright and citrusy notes of orange and lemon juice. Its origins ... more Blacon Sunrise is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that combines the smooth and complex flavor of absinthe with the bright and citrusy notes of orange and lemon juice. Its origins can be traced back to the early 1900s in New Orleans, where the use of absinthe was popular in the local cocktail scene. The addition of sugar provides a touch of sweetness, balancing out the strong and herbal taste of absinthe. The name "Blacon Sunrise" is said to have originated from the vivid orange hue of the drink, reminiscent of a beautiful sunrise. This cocktail is perfect for hot summer days, with its bold flavors and eye-catching color, making it a beloved choice among cocktail enthusiasts.
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19.35% | 3 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Blacon Sunrise offers a bold twist on citrus cocktails, marrying the herbal undertones of absinthe with the fresh bursts of lemon and orange juice. The sugar rim adds just the right amount of sweetness to tame the absinthe’s potency.

Method
How to make a Blacon Sunrise

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the absinthe into a large glass and add the lemon juice and orange juice
Fill with ice and stir, then sprinkle with sugar and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the recommended method for combining the ingredients of a Blacon Sunrise?

For a Blacon Sunrise, the ingredients should be combined by stirring, not shaking. Start by adding ice to a highball glass, then pour in the absinthe, orange juice, lemon juice, and a teaspoon of sugar. Stir the mixture well until the sugar is dissolved and the drink is properly chilled.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the absinthe in a Blacon Sunrise with another ingredient?

Yes, if absinthe isn't to your liking or unavailable, you can substitute it with pastis for a similar anise-flavored profile. However, this will change the character of the cocktail slightly, as pastis is less potent than absinthe.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish would complement a Blacon Sunrise?

A slice of orange or a twist of lemon peel makes an excellent garnish for a Blacon Sunrise. These citrus elements complement the orange and lemon juices in the cocktail, enhancing its visual appeal and adding a fresh aroma.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific setting or way to serve a Blacon Sunrise that enhances its enjoyment?

A Blacon Sunrise is best served cold in a highball glass over ice. Serving it at a brunch or an afternoon gathering takes advantage of its refreshing and invigorating qualities. Its unique flavor profile makes it a conversation starter.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Blacon Sunrise compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 19.35%, the Blacon Sunrise is moderately strong, placing it between lighter alcoholic beverages like a Mimosa, which usually sits around 10% alcohol by volume, and stronger cocktails like a Margarita, which can range from 20% to 30% alcohol by volume. Its content makes it suitable for sipping over a longer period.

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