Newbury
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Newbury
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Rating

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The Newbury is a sophisticated cocktail that blends the citrusy sweetness of Triple Sec with the botanical notes of gin and the herbal, aromatic qualities of red vermouth. The combination ... more The Newbury is a sophisticated cocktail that blends the citrusy sweetness of Triple Sec with the botanical notes of gin and the herbal, aromatic qualities of red vermouth. The combination creates a complex and balanced drink with a layered flavor profile that appeals to those who appreciate a nuanced cocktail. The traditional presentation in a cocktail glass and the garnish of a lemon twist add both a visual and olfactory appeal, making the Newbury a stylish choice for cocktail aficionados. Despite its elegant profile, it may be considered an acquired taste, as indicated by its lower popularity ratings.
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Lemon
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30.18% | 3.32 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Newbury

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients together with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with twist of lemon and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to chill the Newbury cocktail before serving?

For the Newbury cocktail, the best way to achieve a cold temperature is to fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the triple sec, gin, and red vermouth, and shake well. This not only chills the drink but also ensures that the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass to serve.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What type of glass is ideal for serving the Newbury cocktail?

The Newbury cocktail is best served in a cocktail glass. This type of glass, often referred to as a martini glass, has a wide-brimmed bowl sitting on a stem. It's ideal for the Newbury because it showcases the drink's clarity and color, while the stem keeps the drink cold by preventing hand warmth from transferring to the cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of vermouth if I don't have red vermouth for the Newbury cocktail?

Yes, if red vermouth is not available, you can use sweet vermouth as a substitute since they are similar in flavor profile. However, this may slightly alter the taste of the Newbury cocktail. Dry vermouth is not recommended as a substitute as it would considerably change the intended flavor of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Newbury cocktail compare to other classic cocktails?

The Newbury cocktail has an alcohol content of 30.18%, placing it in the mid to high range of alcohol content for classic cocktails. For comparison, a classic martini has an alcohol content around 32%, while a mojito has about 10-15% alcohol content. This makes the Newbury a fairly strong choice, similar to other vermouth and gin-based cocktails.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways I can customize the Newbury cocktail to my taste?

To customize the Newbury cocktail, consider adjusting the ratio of ingredients depending on your taste preference. For a sweeter drink, you might increase the amount of triple sec. For a dryer profile, reduce the triple sec slightly and add a bit more gin. You can also experiment with different brands or types of gin and vermouth to discover your preferred balance. Additionally, introducing a garnish such as an orange twist or a cherry can add a new layer of flavor.

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