The Opening
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The Opening
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.83 / 5
The Opening is a sophisticated cocktail that combines the sweetness of grenadine with the aromatic bitterness of red vermouth, and the robust warmth of whiskey. Served in a cocktail glass, ... more The Opening is a sophisticated cocktail that combines the sweetness of grenadine with the aromatic bitterness of red vermouth, and the robust warmth of whiskey. Served in a cocktail glass, this drink offers a harmonious mix of flavors that can be enjoyed as a thoughtful prelude to a meal or a contemplative post-dinner indulgence. The vivid coloration contributed by grenadine adds a visual allure to the cocktail, making it not just a treat for the palate but a feast for the eyes. It represents a refined choice for those seeking a cocktail experience that is rich and full-bodied with a balance of sweetness and depth.
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Whiskey
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27.43% | 2.88 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
60ml 2oz 6cl

Method
How to make a The Opening

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir all ingredients together with ice in a mixing glass
Then strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is The Opening stirred and not shaken?

The Opening is stirred instead of shaken to maintain the clarity and texture of the cocktail. Stirring gently combines the ingredients, such as Grenadine, Red vermouth, and Whiskey, without introducing too much air, which can lead to a clearer, smoother drink, preserving the intended flavor profile.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use a different type of whiskey for The Opening?

Yes, you can use different types of whiskey to slightly alter the flavor profile of The Opening. While the original recipe may call for a specific type, using a bourbon, rye, or even a Scotch can introduce unique nuances to the cocktail, making it more tailored to your taste preferences.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal serving temperature for The Opening?

The Opening should be served cold to ensure the flavors are crisp and refreshing. Chilling the cocktail glass beforehand can also enhance the drinking experience, making the cocktail more enjoyable, especially in warmer climates or seasons.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of The Opening compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 27.43%, The Opening falls into the medium-strong category of cocktails. It is stronger than light cocktails like a Mimosa or Aperol Spritz, which typically have lower alcohol content, but not as strong as very potent drinks like a straight martini or a Manhattan.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some customization ideas for The Opening?

To customize The Opening, consider adding a dash of bitters to introduce complexity or substituting the grenadine with a different syrup for a new flavor profile. Experimenting with the vermouth component, such as using a dry or white vermouth, can also create interesting variations. Additionally, garnishing with a citrus twist or cherry can enhance both the aesthetic and flavor.

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