Puerto Banus
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Puerto Banus
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The Puerto Banus cocktail is a refreshing mix that blends the clean taste of vodka with the citrusy, sweet edge of Smirnoff Ice, accented by a hint of lime for ... more The Puerto Banus cocktail is a refreshing mix that blends the clean taste of vodka with the citrusy, sweet edge of Smirnoff Ice, accented by a hint of lime for an extra zesty finish. Named after the luxurious marina in the Spanish city of Marbella, this cocktail is served cold in a Highball glass, giving it a casual yet sophisticated feel that might evoke the laid-back, sun-kissed lifestyle of Spain's Costa del Sol. Its simplicity makes it an easy concoction that's suitable for a variety of occasions, whether you're looking to unwind by the poolside or enjoy a night out with friends.
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18.7% | 2.81 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Puerto Banus

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Take a tall glass and add ice
Add a double shot of vodka and a dash of lime
Finish by pouring in a third of a bottle of Smirnoff Ice
Stir and serve

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

·  Double  ·  Dash  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Puerto Banus compare to a standard cocktail?

The Puerto Banus has an alcohol content of 18.7%, which is somewhat lower than many traditional cocktails that typically range from 20% to 40% alcohol by volume, depending on the specific mix and proportions. Its relatively lower alcohol content makes it a milder choice for those who prefer a less potent drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Puerto Banus for optimal taste?

The best way to serve a Puerto Banus is chilled, in a highball glass. Since it's not shaken but stirred, ensure that all ingredients are well mixed by stirring gently before serving. The use of cold ingredients, including chilled Vodka and Smirnoff Ice, enhances its refreshing quality.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for Smirnoff Ice in a Puerto Banus?

Yes, if Smirnoff Ice is not available, you can substitute it with any citrus or lime-flavored alcoholic sparkling beverage. The key is to maintain the citrus undertone that complements the vodka and lime. Look for options that have a similar alcohol content to keep the balance of the drink.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishing works well with Puerto Banus?

A slice or wedge of lime works perfectly as a garnish for Puerto Banus. Not only does it visually complement the drink, but it also allows drinkers to adjust the tartness to their liking. A sprig of mint could add a splash of color and a fresh aroma, enhancing the drink's appeal.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving Puerto Banus?

Puerto Banus, with its refreshing and relatively lower alcohol content, is ideal for daytime events, such as brunches or outdoor summer parties. Its cool and casual profile makes it a great choice for gatherings where guests prefer a lighter alcoholic beverage that still provides a unique and enjoyable flavor experience.

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