Mountain Stream
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Mountain Stream
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.96 / 5
The Mountain Stream cocktail is a refreshing and effervescent drink that evokes the crispness of a flowing brook. It combines the clean taste of vodka with the caraway and herbal ... more The Mountain Stream cocktail is a refreshing and effervescent drink that evokes the crispness of a flowing brook. It combines the clean taste of vodka with the caraway and herbal notes of Akvavit, a Scandinavian spirit. The sharpness of lime juice cuts through the sweetness of the lemon-lime soda, creating a balanced and invigorating beverage. Served in a cocktail glass, it offers a cool sipping experience that could provide a light and bubbly touch to any gathering or quiet moment. The Mountain Stream's flavor profile is a harmonious blend of citrus tang and subtle spiciness, making it a distinctive choice for those who appreciate the interplay of sweet and tart sensations.
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12.27% | 1.84 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Mountain Stream is a tantalizing mix of herbal and citrus notes, providing a crisp and refreshing sipper that's as invigorating as a cool breeze. The unique addition of Akvavit lends a Scandinavian twist, cleverly balanced with lime and soda for those who cherish a sophisticated, sparkling cocktail.

Method
How to make a Mountain Stream

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir all ingredients together in a cocktail glass with ice and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Akvavit in the Mountain Stream cocktail?

Yes, Akvavit can be substituted in the Mountain Stream cocktail. If you're looking for an alternative with a similar herbal profile, consider using a mild gin or caraway-flavored liqueur. The substitution might slightly alter the cocktail's original taste, but it will still maintain its unique character.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Mountain Stream cocktail?

For the Mountain Stream cocktail, consider using a slice of lime or lemon as a garnish. A sprig of mint or a cucumber slice can also add a refreshing touch that complements the cocktail's crisp and invigorating flavors.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific technique for stirring the Mountain Stream cocktail to achieve the best flavor?

To achieve the best flavor for the Mountain Stream cocktail, use a cocktail stirrer or a long spoon and gently stir the mixture in a mixing glass filled with ice. Aim for a smooth and slow stirring motion for about 30 seconds. This technique helps to properly integrate the ingredients without diluting the cocktail too much.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What type of glass should be used for serving the Mountain Stream cocktail?

The Mountain Stream cocktail is best served in a cocktail glass as specified. This choice of glassware helps to concentrate the aroma and flavors, making each sip more enjoyable. A chilled cocktail glass will also enhance the refreshing qualities of the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Mountain Stream compare to other classic cocktails?

The Mountain Stream has an alcohol content of 12.27%, which makes it moderately strong in comparison to other classic cocktails. For example, it's slightly less potent than a classic Martini (which can be up to 30% alcohol by volume) but stronger than a Mojito (which is usually around 10%). This makes the Mountain Stream a good choice for those seeking a balanced cocktail that offers both flavor and a moderate level of alcohol.

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