Nasal Spray
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Nasal Spray
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The "Nasal Spray" is a potent cocktail designed to deliver a strong punch, combining a trifecta of clear spirits: vodka, white rum, and gin. These base spirits are paired with ... more The "Nasal Spray" is a potent cocktail designed to deliver a strong punch, combining a trifecta of clear spirits: vodka, white rum, and gin. These base spirits are paired with a modest splash of cranberry and grapefruit juices, which add a tart and slightly bitter counterpoint to the cocktail's powerful boozy core. Typically served in a cocktail glass, the Nasal Spray presents a stark, no-frills experience focusing on the raw strength of the spirits, accented with a touch of fruitiness to enliven the palate. Its name suggests a sharp, invigorating impact, reminiscent of the sensation one might get from an actual nasal spray.
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32.73% | 3.6 units *

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Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
10ml ⅓oz 1cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
10ml ⅓oz 1cl

Method
How to make a Nasal Spray

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes
Stir well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Nasal Spray cocktail compare to other common cocktails?

The Nasal Spray cocktail has an alcohol content of 32.73%, which is relatively high compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 26%, and a Cosmopolitan is around 20%. This makes the Nasal Spray a stronger option, suitable for those who prefer a cocktail with a bit more punch.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Nasal Spray cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Nasal Spray cocktail is stirred and not shaken to ensure a smooth, clear appearance and to gently mix the spirits without diluting them too much. Stirring is often preferred for cocktails composed mainly of spirits, as it integrates the ingredients gently, maintaining their distinct flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Nasal Spray cocktail?

The best way to serve a Nasal Spray cocktail is in a chilled cocktail glass. Optionally, you could garnish with a twist of lime or a small slice of grapefruit to complement the citrus notes from the grapefruit juice. This enhances the presentation and slightly adds to the complexity of the drink's aroma and flavor.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings work well with the Nasal Spray cocktail?

Given the strong and slightly tart flavors of the Nasal Spray cocktail, it pairs well with seafood dishes, particularly those with a citrus dressing. Lighter fare, such as grilled shrimp, oysters, or a citrus-infused ceviche, complements the cocktail's profile without overpowering it.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some customization ideas for a Nasal Spray cocktail to suit individual taste preferences?

To customize a Nasal Spray cocktail, consider adjusting the ratio of juices to spirits based on your preference for sweetness or strength. For a sweeter drink, slightly increase the cranberry and grapefruit juice amounts. For a herbal touch, adding a dash of rosemary or basil syrup can add an intriguing layer of flavor. Additionally, swapping in a flavored vodka or rum can introduce a new dimension to the drink.

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