One Up
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One Up
Cocktail recipe

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The One Up is a bold cocktail that features a combination of whiskey and tequila, which together create a robust base with complex flavor profiles. The addition of lime juice ... more The One Up is a bold cocktail that features a combination of whiskey and tequila, which together create a robust base with complex flavor profiles. The addition of lime juice adds a tangy citrus note, complementing the spirits and cutting through their strong flavors. Black vodka introduces a depth of color and a slight hint of additional smoothness. To finish, a splash of lemon-lime soda gives the cocktail a fizzy lift, making it zesty and refreshing. Typically served in a highball glass, the One Up presents itself as an intriguing drink that fuses the powerful taste of dark spirits with the bright, uplifting qualities of citrus.
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26.67% | 4.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a One Up

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the One Up cocktail to ensure it's well mixed?

To properly stir the One Up cocktail, fill your highball glass about halfway with ice cubes. Add the Whiskey, Tequila, Lime juice, Black Vodka, and Lemon-Lime soda in the listed order. Use a long spoon to stir the mixture gently but thoroughly for about 20 to 30 seconds. This method helps to chill the drink and mix the ingredients evenly without diluting the cocktail too much.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the One Up cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The One Up cocktail is best served in a highball glass over ice to keep it chilled, as its flavors are best enjoyed cold. Consider garnishing with a lime wheel or a twist of lime peel to add a zesty aroma, which can enhance the citrus notes in the cocktail. Serving it with a straw can also be a good idea, as it allows the drinker to enjoy all the layered flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the One Up cocktail if I don't have them all?

Yes, you can make substitutions while keeping the cocktail's character. If you do not have Black Vodka, you can use regular Vodka with a drop of black food coloring for color, although this will slightly alter the taste. For a non-alcoholic version, use non-alcoholic whiskey and tequila substitutes and omit the black vodka for a similar flavor profile. Always remember the balance of sour and sweet when substituting, especially with the lime juice and Lemon-Lime soda.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the One Up cocktail compare to other classic cocktails?

The One Up cocktail has an alcohol content of 26.67%, making it a moderately strong drink. This is higher than light cocktails like the Mimosa, which has about 10% alcohol, but lower than very strong drinks like a traditional Martini, which can go up to 32% alcohol content. The One Up offers a nice middle ground, making it suitable for those who enjoy a noticeable but not overpowering alcohol presence.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What kind of food pairs well with the One Up cocktail?

The bold flavors of the One Up cocktail, with its mix of whiskey, tequila, and citrus notes, pair well with hearty, flavorful dishes. Try serving it with grilled meats, spicy Mexican cuisine, or rich appetizers like loaded nachos or spicy wings. The refreshing citrus elements in the drink can also complement seafood dishes, cutting through the richness with its lime juice and soda.

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