Opal Cocktail
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Opal Cocktail
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The Opal Cocktail is a citrus-forward drink that elegantly combines the botanical notes of gin with the sweet, tangy flavors of triple sec and orange juice. A hint of sugar ... more The Opal Cocktail is a citrus-forward drink that elegantly combines the botanical notes of gin with the sweet, tangy flavors of triple sec and orange juice. A hint of sugar is added to balance the tartness and elevate the overall taste profile. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass, this beverage is typically enjoyed as a cold and refreshing concoction that showcases a harmonious blend of fruit and spirit, making it a choice for those who appreciate a drink with a bright and zesty character. The Opal Cocktail offers a sophisticated drinking experience with a vibrant flavor palette that appeals to gin aficionados and lovers of fruity cocktails alike.
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Gin
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28.3% | 3 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Opal Cocktail

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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

·  Shake  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended serving temperature for an Opal Cocktail?

The Opal Cocktail is best served cold. To achieve the ideal serving temperature, ensure all ingredients are chilled before mixing, and consider using a chilled cocktail glass.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the Triple Sec in an Opal Cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute Triple Sec with other orange-flavored liqueurs such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier. These alternatives may alter the flavor profile slightly, offering a richer or more complex citrus note to the cocktail.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Opal Cocktail shaken and not stirred?

The Opal Cocktail is shaken to ensure a thorough mix of ingredients, particularly to integrate the sugar properly with the liquid components. Shaking also aerates the mixture, resulting in a more vibrant and slightly frothy texture, enhancing the drinking experience.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some customization ideas for an Opal Cocktail to suit individual taste preferences?

To customize the Opal Cocktail, you can play around with the ratios of the ingredients for a sweeter or more tart profile. Adding a splash of soda water can lighten it up. You might also try using a different type of gin, like an Old Tom Gin for a sweeter note, or infuse the sugar with herbs or spices for additional flavor layers.

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