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Limelight
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Rating

4 / 5
The Limelight cocktail is a fusion of crisp vodka, cooling crème de menthe, and the sweet, fizzy complexity of cola. Served in a highball glass, this cocktail offers a visually ... more The Limelight cocktail is a fusion of crisp vodka, cooling crème de menthe, and the sweet, fizzy complexity of cola. Served in a highball glass, this cocktail offers a visually striking aesthetic due to the vibrant green hue imparted by the crème de menthe. Its flavor profile can be described as a refreshing balance between the herbaceous tones of the liqueur and the caramel notes of the cola, with the vodka providing a smooth, neutral base that allows the other components to shine. The Limelight presents itself as an invigorating and easy-to-enjoy beverage, perfect for those who appreciate a minty twist to their cola drinks.
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5.5% | 1.65 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Limelight stirs up a refreshing experience with its cool crème de menthe and cola combination, subtly grounded by smooth vodka. It's a vibrant choice for those who appreciate a minty zing balanced with the comforting sweetness of cola.

Method
How to make a Limelight

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour one shot of vodka and one shot of green crème de menthe into a long glass
Then place ice cubes into the glass and top up with coke
Stir to mix the ingredients well and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the creme de menthe in the Limelight cocktail with something else?

Yes, you can substitute creme de menthe with other mint-flavored liqueurs if you prefer a different taste or can't find creme de menthe. Peppermint schnapps is a good alternative, though it may alter the drink's sweetness and strength.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for the Limelight cocktail?

For the Limelight cocktail, consider garnishing with a fresh mint sprig or a lime wheel to complement its minty and refreshing taste. These garnishes can enhance the visual appeal and add an aromatic touch to your drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Limelight cocktail?

The Limelight cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. Make sure to stir the ingredients well with ice before serving to ensure the drink is chilled. Top up with cola to add a refreshing fizziness and balance the flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Limelight compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 5.5%, the Limelight cocktail is on the lower side compared to many standard cocktails, which typically range from 10% to 15% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes it a lighter option, suitable for those preferring a milder alcoholic beverage.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any customization ideas for the Limelight cocktail to match personal preferences?

Certainly! To personalize the Limelight cocktail, you could try using flavored vodka or cola to give it a unique twist. Additionally, adjusting the proportions of vodka or creme de menthe can help tailor the drink's strength and taste to your liking.

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