Original Sin
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Original Sin
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3.8 / 5
The Original Sin is a vibrant cocktail that treats the palate to a delightful blend of flavors, predominantly featuring the sweet and honeydew-like taste of melon liqueur complemented by the ... more The Original Sin is a vibrant cocktail that treats the palate to a delightful blend of flavors, predominantly featuring the sweet and honeydew-like taste of melon liqueur complemented by the crisp, fresh taste of apple juice. The addition of apple schnapps enhances the fruity profile, introducing a sharper apple tang to the mix. This cocktail typically serves up a bright and refreshing tasting experience, often appreciated for its harmonious meld of melon and apple notes. The striking color of the melon liqueur gives it an enticing appearance when presented in an elegant cocktail glass and garnished with a maraschino cherry, making it a visually appealing choice for various occasions.
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Apple schnapps
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Cocktail cherry
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12.5% | 1.13 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Original Sin

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add Midori, apple schnapps and apple juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry before serving

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Original Sin cocktail?

The Original Sin cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. Since it is a cold, alcoholic drink that is shaken, it's recommended to shake the ingredients with ice until well-chilled before straining into the cocktail glass. This enhances the flavors and the overall drinking experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for melon liqueur in the Original Sin?

If melon liqueur is not available, you can try using a cucumber liqueur for a similarly refreshing taste with a slightly different flavor profile. Alternatively, for a non-alcoholic version, a combination of melon syrup with a touch of lime juice could offer a sweet yet tart balance.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Original Sin compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 12.5%, Original Sin falls into the moderate range of cocktail strengths. It is less potent than high-alcohol content cocktails like Long Island Iced Tea (about 22%) but stronger than lighter cocktails such as a Mimosa (around 10%).

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Original Sin cocktail?

A slice of apple or a melon ball on the rim of the glass makes a perfect garnish for the Original Sin, enhancing its fruity theme. For an aromatic touch, a small sprig of mint can also add both color and a refreshing scent.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any customization ideas for the Original Sin cocktail?

To customize the Original Sin cocktail, consider adjusting the balance between the melon liqueur and apple components based on your preference for sweetness or tartness. Adding a splash of sparkling water or soda can introduce effervescence, lighten the drink, and make it more refreshing. For a spicier twist, a dash of cinnamon or ginger syrup can add an intriguing layer of flavor.

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