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Pacific
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The Pacific cocktail is a refreshing, citrusy drink that showcases a blend of vibrant flavors. It prominently features the orange-flavored liqueur Cointreau, complemented by the tartness of fresh lemon juice ... more The Pacific cocktail is a refreshing, citrusy drink that showcases a blend of vibrant flavors. It prominently features the orange-flavored liqueur Cointreau, complemented by the tartness of fresh lemon juice and the sweetness of lemonade. The addition of another layer of orange liqueur amplifies the fruit-forward profile of the cocktail. Typically served in a lowball glass, the Pacific presents as a visually stunning beverage, thanks to the layering effect achieved with its ingredients. This vivid concoction is perfect for those who enjoy a sweet-tart balance with a predominant orange essence, making it a delightful choice for a summer day or a colorful social gathering.
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Cointreau
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9.34% | 2.85 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Pacific

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Mix ice, Cointreau, lemon juice and lemonade together in a tumbler and stir
Then slowly add the blue curaçao so that it sits on top of the cocktail, then serve
~ It is best to use cloudy lemonade with this recipe but it still tastes amazing with regular lemonade. ~

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should the ingredients for the Pacific cocktail be combined?

The Pacific cocktail ingredients should be combined by first pouring the Cointreau, lemon juice, and blue Curaçao into a lowball glass filled with ice. Following that, the mixture should be stirred well. Last, top it off with lemonade and stir gently once more to ensure the flavors are well mixed. The drink is not shaken, as to preserve the clarity and carbonation of the lemonade.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Pacific cocktail to enhance its visual appeal?

To enhance its visual appeal, the Pacific cocktail should be served in a lowball glass with plenty of ice. Consider garnishing with a slice of lemon or a twist to add a pop of color and to accentuate the citrus elements of the drink. The vibrant blue hue of the drink, thanks to the blue Curaçao, makes it visually striking, so clear glass is a must to show off its color.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Pacific cocktail compare to that of other common cocktails?

The Pacific cocktail has an alcohol content of 9.34%, which places it on the lower end of the spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 15%, and a Martini can exceed 20%, depending on the recipe. This makes the Pacific a lighter option, ideal for those who prefer a milder cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Is there a substitute for Blue Curaçao in the Pacific cocktail if I don't have it?

If Blue Curaçao is not available, you can substitute it with an equal amount of Triple Sec or another orange-flavored liqueur and add a drop or two of blue food coloring to achieve the desired color. The taste will be slightly different, but the substitute will still provide the citrus flavor that complements the cocktail's profile.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can the Pacific cocktail be made in a non-alcoholic version?

Yes, the Pacific cocktail can be adapted into a non-alcoholic version. Replace the Cointreau and blue Curaçao with non-alcoholic orange and blue curaçao syrups, respectively. Keep the lemon juice and lemonade quantities the same. This version allows everyone to enjoy the refreshing taste and appearance of the Pacific without the alcohol.

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