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Maya
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The cocktail named Maya offers a blend of tropical and citrus flavors, converging in a bright and adventurous mix. It features the sweet, fruity notes of peach schnapps, the distinctive ... more The cocktail named Maya offers a blend of tropical and citrus flavors, converging in a bright and adventurous mix. It features the sweet, fruity notes of peach schnapps, the distinctive sugarcane profile of cachaça – a popular Brazilian spirit – along with the zesty tang of orange liqueur. This combination results in a refreshing and spirited drink that's usually served chilled in a cocktail glass, ideal for those who appreciate a sweet, yet potent, beverage experience. The Maya's flavor profile suggests a cocktail suited for summer days or as a lively accompaniment to a festive gathering.
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Peach Schnapps
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25% | 1.88 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Maya

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake well
Pour into a cocktail glass over ice cubes and serve
~ You can add soda water to make this drink less sweet. You can also use dark rum instead of cachaça which will make the Maya a bit darker blue. ~

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What are the characteristics of the ingredients used in the Maya cocktail?

The Maya cocktail combines three distinct ingredients: Peach Schnapps, known for its sweet, fruity flavor; Cachaça, a Brazilian spirit with a fresh, grassy profile, and Blue Curaçao, which contributes a citrus flavor along with a vibrant blue color. Together, these create a unique taste and an appealing visual presentation.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should the Maya cocktail be properly shaken?

To shake the Maya cocktail properly, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the specified amounts of Peach Schnapps, Cachaça, and Blue Curaçao. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to ensure that the mixture is well chilled and properly diluted. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass to serve.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnishes complement the Maya cocktail?

Given the tropical and colorful nature of the Maya cocktail, a slice of peach or a twist of orange peel makes an excellent garnish. These garnishes not only add to the visual appeal but also subtly enhance the fruity flavors of the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Maya compare to that of other cocktails?

The Maya cocktail has an alcohol content of 25%, which places it on the lower end of the spectrum compared to many classic and contemporary cocktails. For instance, cocktails like the Margarita and Martini often exceed 30% alcohol by volume. This makes the Maya a moderately strong choice, suitable for those who prefer a lighter alcoholic beverage.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any recommended customizations for the Maya cocktail?

For those looking to customize the Maya cocktail, consider adjusting the ratios of the ingredients to suit your taste. Adding a splash of lime juice can introduce a refreshing acidity, while experimenting with flavored Cachaças or swapping out Blue Curaçao for another fruit liqueur can create interesting variations. Always remember to adjust the sweetness accordingly to maintain balance.

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