Lady Red
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Lady Red
Cocktail recipe

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The Lady Red is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that combines the tartness of cranberry juice with the sweetness of lemonade, all rounded off with the zesty kick of orange ... more The Lady Red is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that combines the tartness of cranberry juice with the sweetness of lemonade, all rounded off with the zesty kick of orange vodka. The crisp and fruity flavors make it an ideal drink for those who enjoy a balance of sweet and sour in their beverages. Its color is reminiscent of a sunset, with a deep red hue that lends the drink its name and makes it visually striking in a cocktail glass. The Lady Red is a perfect choice for sipping on a warm evening or at a social gathering where a light and invigorating cocktail is desired.
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Orange vodka
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12% | 1.8 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Lady Red

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add Absolut Mandarin and cranberry juice to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Top up the glass with lemonade and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Lady Red cocktail?

To properly shake the Lady Red cocktail, first, fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add 45ml of orange vodka and 45ml of cranberry juice into the shaker. Secure the lid or shaker top and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This combines the ingredients thoroughly and chills the mixture efficiently. Strain the mix into a cocktail glass and top up with lemonade. Shaking not only mixes ingredients but also introduces a slight dilution, which is vital for the balance of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Lady Red cocktail?

The best way to serve the Lady Red cocktail is in a chilled cocktail glass to keep the drink cold for a longer period. Prior to pouring the drink, you can chill the glass by placing it in the freezer for a few minutes or by filling it with ice water while you prepare the cocktail. After shaking the mix of orange vodka and cranberry juice with ice and straining it into the glass, topping it up with lemonade, consider adding a fresh slice of orange or a twist of lemon peel on the rim for an extra touch of elegance and flavor enhancer.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of juice for cranberry juice in the Lady Red?

Yes, you can substitute another type of juice for cranberry juice in the Lady Red cocktail. Pomegranate juice or raspberry juice are good alternatives that maintain the cocktail's fruity and slightly tangy flavor profile. These substitutions can create variations of the original recipe while staying true to the spirit of the Lady Red. Adjust the sweetness if necessary, depending on the sweetness of the substitute juice.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Lady Red compare to other cocktails?

The Lady Red cocktail has an alcohol content of 12%, which places it on the lower to the middle range of alcohol content compared to other cocktails. Traditional cocktails like Margaritas or Martinis often have higher alcohol content, ranging from 20% to 30% or more, due to a higher proportion of spirits. The Lady Red is a more sessionable option, making it suitable for occasions where guests prefer to enjoy their drinks over a longer period without consuming too much alcohol too quickly.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best for serving the Lady Red cocktail?

The Lady Red cocktail, with its vibrant color and refreshing taste, is ideally suited for summertime gatherings, outdoor barbecues, and pool parties. Its fruity flavor profile also makes it a great choice for celebratory events like Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or themed parties where its color and name can play into the overall ambiance of the celebration. The Lady Red is versatile enough to be served as a welcome drink at casual get-togethers or as a sophisticated offering at more formal events.

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