Blaster Bates
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Blaster Bates
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Rating

3.99 / 5
Blaster Bates is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail that became popular in the 1970s. It is believed to have been named after a British demolition expert and humorist, who was ... more Blaster Bates is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail that became popular in the 1970s. It is believed to have been named after a British demolition expert and humorist, who was known for his explosive personality. The cocktail consists of equal parts vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, lemon juice, and grenadine. This combination creates a sweet and tangy flavor with a strong kick of alcohol. The bright red color of the grenadine adds to the aesthetic appeal of the drink, making it a great choice for a party or a night out. Blaster Bates is a perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors and is a must-try for any cocktail connoisseur.
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16% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Blaster Bates offers a robust citrus burst, leveraging the power of both lemon and lime juices, spiked with vodka and Cointreau, and rounded off with red grenadine. This equilibrated mix delivers a tangy, yet sweet sipping experience with a visually appealing crimson tide.

Method
How to make a Blaster Bates

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add vodka, Cointreau and grenadine directly to a highball glass and stir
Add crushed ice and pour freshly squeezed lime and lemon juice to fill the glass, then serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Blaster Bates cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Blaster Bates cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to ensure a smooth blending of its dense ingredients without diluting the drink too much or introducing too many air bubbles. Stirring preserves the rich flavors and texture of the cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use another type of citrus juice instead of lime or lemon juice in a Blaster Bates?

Yes, you can substitute lime or lemon juice with other citrus juices, such as orange juice or grapefruit juice, in a Blaster Bates. This might alter the flavor profile, offering a different but potentially delightful taste experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Blaster Bates cocktail?

The best way to serve a Blaster Bates cocktail is chilled in a highball glass. You may also garnish it with a slice of lime or lemon on the rim of the glass for an extra touch of presentation and to add a bit of fresh aroma.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with a Blaster Bates?

For a Blaster Bates, simple garnishes such as a twist of lime or lemon peel, a maraschino cherry, or even a small sprig of mint can enhance its visual appeal and add a layer of aroma that complements its citrusy profile.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Blaster Bates compare to that of a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 16%, the Blaster Bates is slightly lower in strength than many standard cocktails, which typically range between 20% to 30% alcohol by volume. It's a moderately strong drink, making it suitable for occasions when you prefer something lighter.

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