Life On Mars
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Life On Mars
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The Life On Mars cocktail is a citrus-forward beverage that offers a tropical twist with its combination of coconut rum and orange liqueur. Balanced by the sweetness of orange juice ... more The Life On Mars cocktail is a citrus-forward beverage that offers a tropical twist with its combination of coconut rum and orange liqueur. Balanced by the sweetness of orange juice and the crispness of lemonade, this drink provides a refreshing and fruity experience perfect for those who enjoy a blend of tropical and citrus flavors. Typically served in a highball glass, Life On Mars is a vibrant and summery cocktail option for those looking for a laid-back, beach-inspired libation.
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Coconut rum
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4.23% | 1.65 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Life On Mars

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

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Life On Mars cocktail?

The Life On Mars cocktail is best served in a highball glass, cold but not shaken, stirred with ice. For an optimal experience, fill the glass with ice first, then add the coconut rum, orange juice, and lemonade. Stir well. Finally, top off with blue Curaçao to create a layered effect reminiscent of a mesmerizing, otherworldly landscape.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How can I garnish the Life On Mars to enhance its presentation?

To garnish the Life On Mars, consider using a slice of orange or a cherry for a pop of color and a tropical flair. You can also add a sprig of mint for a fresh aroma. Place the garnish on the rim of the glass or float it on top after stirring all the ingredients together for a visually appealing presentation that complements the drink's vibrant blue and orange hues.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Life On Mars compare to a standard cocktail?

The Life On Mars cocktail has an alcohol content of approximately 4.23%, which is considerably lower than the average alcohol content found in many standard cocktails, typically ranging between 10% to 25%. This makes the Life On Mars a lighter option, suitable for those who prefer a milder alcoholic beverage while still enjoying the complexity and flavor of a mixed drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Life On Mars cocktail for a different taste?

Yes, you can substitute ingredients in the Life On Mars cocktail to suit your taste. If you're not a fan of coconut rum, you might consider using white rum or even vodka for a less tropical taste. For a sweeter drink, try replacing blue Curaçao with blueberry syrup or for a non-alcoholic version, omit the alcohol entirely and use a bit of blue food coloring to maintain the vibrant color. Experimenting with different citrus juices, like grapefruit instead of orange, might also offer an interesting twist.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Life On Mars cocktail?

The Life On Mars cocktail, with its vibrant color and refreshing taste, is perfect for summer parties, beach gatherings, and themed events where a visually striking and light alcoholic beverage would be appreciated. Its unique name and presentation also make it a great conversation starter for space-themed parties or events celebrating innovation and exploration.

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