Newcastle Skittles
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Newcastle Skittles
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The Newcastle Skittles cocktail is a vibrant and fruity mix that tantalizes the taste buds with its sweet and citrus profile. This cocktail combines the clean, crisp spirit of vodka ... more The Newcastle Skittles cocktail is a vibrant and fruity mix that tantalizes the taste buds with its sweet and citrus profile. This cocktail combines the clean, crisp spirit of vodka with the tangy sweetness of orange liqueur and orange juice, all underscored by the effervescence of lemonade. The addition of Blue Taboo adds a unique twist, introducing a layer of tropical fruit flavors that complement the existing citrus notes, while the distinctive blue color of the ingredients gives the drink an appealing visual presentation. Served in a cocktail glass, the Newcastle Skittles is a playful drink that conjures up the fun and colorful experience of indulging in a bag of Skittles, making it a delightful choice for social gatherings or a casual night in.
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12% | 2.1 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Newcastle Skittles

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a shot of blue curaçao, a shot of Blue Taboo, and a shot of vodka to a glass, then fill up with equal measures of orange juice and lemonade before serving


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Blue Curaçao in the Newcastle Skittles cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute Blue Curaçao in the Newcastle Skittles cocktail with Triple Sec if you're looking for a similar orange flavor profile, though the drink's color might be less vibrant. For maintaining the color, you might consider using a non-alcoholic blue syrup, though this will alter the taste and alcohol content.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some suitable garnishes for the Newcastle Skittles cocktail?

Considering the colorful and fruity nature of the Newcastle Skittles cocktail, suitable garnishes might include a slice of orange or a lemon twist to complement the citrus notes, or even a few skewered Skittles candies for a playful nod to its name.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Newcastle Skittles compare to a standard cocktail?

The Newcastle Skittles cocktail has an alcohol content of 12%, which is slightly lower than the typical range for cocktails (15-30%). It makes it a more moderate option for those seeking a lesser intensity in alcohol strength.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Newcastle Skittles?

The Newcastle Skittles is best served cold in a cocktail glass. For an enhanced presentation, consider chilling the glass beforehand. Its vibrant color and unique flavor profile make it an excellent choice for social gatherings or as a signature drink at themed parties.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Newcastle Skittles cocktail to fit my taste?

To customize the Newcastle Skittles cocktail, consider adjusting the ratio of Vodka, Blue Taboo, and Blue Curaçao to suit your taste preferences for sweetness and strength. You can also experiment with different types of lemonade or orange juice for a unique twist or add soda water for a fizzy variation.

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