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Parisian
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The Parisian cocktail is a sophisticated, European-influenced drink that boasts a blend of gin's crisp botanicals, the sweet, rich berry notes of crème de cassis, and the complex, herbal elements ... more The Parisian cocktail is a sophisticated, European-influenced drink that boasts a blend of gin's crisp botanicals, the sweet, rich berry notes of crème de cassis, and the complex, herbal elements provided by red vermouth. This balance of flavors produces a cocktail that is at once aromatic and tantalizing, with a beautiful depth of flavor that appeals to those who enjoy a combination of sweet and herbal notes in their drinks. Typically served in a cocktail glass, the Parisian renders a vibrant tasting experience, reflective of the chic and stylish vibes associated with its namesake city.
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29.57% | 3.1 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Parisian

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

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is Creme De Cassis, and how does it influence the taste of the Parisian cocktail?

Creme De Cassis is a sweet, dark liqueur made from blackcurrants. In the Parisian cocktail, it adds a rich, fruity sweetness that complements the dryness of the gin and the herbal notes of the red vermouth, creating a balanced and nuanced flavor profile.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Parisian cocktail shaken and not stirred?

The Parisian cocktail is shaken to thoroughly mix its diverse ingredients—gin, Creme De Cassis, and red vermouth—and to chill the mixture quickly. This method ensures that the flavors are well-blended and that the drink is served cold, enhancing its overall taste and experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish works well with a Parisian cocktail?

A twist of lemon peel or a few fresh berries can be an excellent garnish for a Parisian cocktail. These garnishes add a fresh, aromatic element or a contrasting berry sweetness that complements the cocktail's rich and nuanced flavor.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Parisian compare to that of other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of approximately 29.57%, the Parisian cocktail is moderately strong. It's similar in strength to a classic Martini but less potent than stronger cocktails like a Negroni. This makes the Parisian a good choice for those who prefer a balanced cocktail that is neither too strong nor too weak.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suited for serving the Parisian cocktail?

The Parisian cocktail, with its elegant appearance and sophisticated taste profile, is perfectly suited for formal events or intimate gatherings. Its unique blend of flavors makes it an excellent choice for a celebratory dinner, a cocktail party, or a romantic evening.

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