Lebomb James
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Lebomb James
Cocktail recipe

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The Lebomb James cocktail is a vibrant blend that combines the sweetness of pineapple juice with the crisp, citrusy notes of lemon-lime soda, and the rich flavors of whiskey. A ... more The Lebomb James cocktail is a vibrant blend that combines the sweetness of pineapple juice with the crisp, citrusy notes of lemon-lime soda, and the rich flavors of whiskey. A touch of grenadine adds a hint of color and a slight pomegranate sweetness, which beautifully contrasts the whiskey's warmth. Typically served in a highball glass, this concoction harmonizes tropical tones with a fizzy lift, making for a refreshing and spirited drink that lends itself to casual sipping. The name itself, a playful riff on basketball icon LeBron James, suggests this cocktail might be a crowd-pleaser during game nights or sports-themed parties.
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8% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Lebomb James

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour a shot of Crown Royal whisky into a glass
Pour half a can of pineapple juice in, then top up with Sprite and stir
Drop a hint of grenadine on the top and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly stir the Lebomb James cocktail to ensure the ingredients are well mixed?

To properly stir the Lebomb James cocktail, fill your highball glass about halfway with ice, add the whiskey and pineapple juice first, then gently pour in the grenadine to get a layering effect. Top with lemon-lime soda last. Use a long spoon to stir gently but thoroughly for about 10-15 seconds to ensure that the ingredients are well mixed without losing carbonation from the soda.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the whiskey in Lebomb James with another type of alcohol?

Yes, you can substitute the whiskey in Lebomb James with another type of alcohol if you prefer. A light rum or vodka could be a good alternative, maintaining the drink's overall character while offering a different flavor profile. However, keep in mind that the substitute alcohol might slightly alter the original taste and strength of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Lebomb James at a casual gathering?

The best way to serve Lebomb James at a casual gathering is in a chilled highball glass. Prepare the cocktail as per the recipe, and add a fun garnish like a pineapple wedge or a maraschino cherry on top to enhance its presentation. Serve immediately after stirring to ensure guests enjoy the freshness and carbonation of the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Lebomb James compare to a standard cocktail?

Lebomb James has an alcohol content of 8%, which is slightly lower than the average for cocktails, which typically range from 10% to 15% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes Lebomb James a milder choice, suitable for those who prefer a less potent drink but still want to enjoy a flavorful cocktail experience.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of Lebomb James, and how do I make it?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic variation of Lebomb James by substituting the whiskey with a non-alcoholic spirit alternative or simply omitting it altogether. You can then proceed with the rest of the recipe, combining pineapple juice, lemon-lime soda, and a dash of grenadine. This will give you a refreshing, alcohol-free beverage that still captures the essence of the original cocktail.

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