Quarter Deck
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Quarter Deck
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The Quarter Deck cocktail is a classic concoction that exudes an air of maritime tradition, invoking the spirit of the sea. This sophisticated blend consists of dark rum as its ... more The Quarter Deck cocktail is a classic concoction that exudes an air of maritime tradition, invoking the spirit of the sea. This sophisticated blend consists of dark rum as its base, embodying rich and warm notes, while the addition of sweet sherry introduces a nuanced sweetness that complements the rum's depth. A touch of DOM Benedictine, an herbal liqueur, rounds out the drink with its complex array of spices and herbs, offering a subtle, aromatic complexity. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass, the Quarter Deck offers a balance between the heavy, molasses-like flavors of the dark rum and the lighter, sweeter sherry for a smooth and refined sipping experience.
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Dark rum
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33.05% | 3.14 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Quarter Deck

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

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the Quarter Deck cocktail to achieve the best texture and temperature?

To properly shake the Quarter Deck cocktail, start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 60ml of dark rum, 30ml of sweet sherry, and a teaspoon of DOM Benedictine to the shaker. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This ensures the ingredients are well mixed, chilled to the perfect temperature, and slightly diluted, giving the cocktail a smooth texture. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass to serve.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the sweet sherry in a Quarter Deck cocktail with another type of sherry?

Yes, you can substitute the sweet sherry in a Quarter Deck cocktail with another type of sherry, depending on your taste preference. If you prefer a drier cocktail, opt for a dry sherry like Fino or Manzanilla. Keep in mind that the overall flavor profile will change, making the cocktail less sweet and potentially more nuanced.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass type for serving a Quarter Deck cocktail?

The ideal glass type for serving a Quarter Deck cocktail is a cocktail glass, as mentioned in the cocktail's details. This type of glass, often referred to as a martini glass, showcases the cocktail's color and maintains its chilled temperature, making it both visually appealing and enjoyable to drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Quarter Deck compare to a standard cocktail?

The Quarter Deck has an alcohol content of 33.05%, which is slightly higher than the average for many standard cocktails, which typically range from 20% to 30% alcohol by volume (ABV). Its higher ABV is due to the combination of dark rum and sweet sherry, making it a stronger choice compared to more diluted cocktails.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings work well with the flavors of a Quarter Deck cocktail?

The Quarter Deck cocktail, with its rich blend of dark rum, sweet sherry, and DOM Benedictine, pairs well with savory appetizers or rich, creamy desserts. Try it alongside cheese boards featuring aged cheeses, charcuterie, or dark chocolate desserts to complement its sweet and complex flavors.

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