Monte Cassino Sunrise
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Monte Cassino Sunrise
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3.61 / 5
The Monte Cassino Sunrise is a visually appealing cocktail served in a highball glass that offers a delightful blend of citrus and sweet flavors. With its base of orange juice, ... more The Monte Cassino Sunrise is a visually appealing cocktail served in a highball glass that offers a delightful blend of citrus and sweet flavors. With its base of orange juice, the drink is vibrant and refreshing. The cocktail incorporates a touch of Italian flair by including grappa, a grape-based pomace brandy hailing from Italy, which provides a robust depth to the drink. This is balanced by the sweet tang of lemon liqueur, which complements the orange juice beautifully. The addition of a drizzle of grenadine not only imparts a hint of pomegranate sweetness but also creates a stunning sunrise effect as it settles, making the cocktail as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the palate. The Monte Cassino Sunrise offers an intriguing mix of flavors, ideal for those looking to explore cocktails with a continental twist.
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5.5% | 1.65 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Monte Cassino Sunrise

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir grappa and limoncello in a highball glass and add ice
Top up with orange juice and drop the grenadine into the middle of the glass, then serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is Grappa, and how does it influence the taste of the Monte Cassino Sunrise?

Grappa is an Italian brandy distilled from the pomace left over after wine production (skins, seeds, and stems). It brings a robust, slightly fruity or vinegary flavor to the Monte Cassino Sunrise, offering a distinctive sharpness that balances the sweetness of the orange juice and grenadine.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Monte Cassino Sunrise stirred and not shaken?

The Monte Cassino Sunrise is stirred and not shaken to gently combine the ingredients without creating too much dilution from the ice or incorporating too much air, ensuring the drink maintains its layered appearance and concentrated flavors. Stirring helps keep the heavier grenadine at the bottom to create the sunrise effect.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving the Monte Cassino Sunrise, and why?

The ideal glassware for serving the Monte Cassino Sunrise is a highball glass. This type of glass is tall enough to accommodate the layered effect of the grenadine at the bottom and the orange juice on top, while also providing ample space for ice and the ingredients, enhancing the visual appeal and drinking experience.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes would complement the Monte Cassino Sunrise?

Complementary garnishes for the Monte Cassino Sunrise include a slice of orange or a cherry on the rim of the glass. These garnishes not only add to the aesthetic appeal of the drink but also subtly enhance its fruity flavors, making the drink more inviting.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Monte Cassino Sunrise compare to that of a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 5.5%, the Monte Cassino Sunrise has a lower alcohol content compared to many standard cocktails, which typically range from 10% to 15% alcohol by volume. This makes it a lighter option, suitable for occasions when you're looking for a less potent beverage.

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