Red Death
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Red Death
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.56 / 5
This drink has a fruity taste but with a kick of the absinthe and vodka. This drink has a fruity taste but with a kick of the absinthe and vodka.
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Vodka
Alcohol content
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17% | 5.1 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Red Death

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with a spoon
Pour into a shot glass and serve
~ Recipe is enough for ten shots. ~

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

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Red Death cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Red Death is stirred rather than shaken to maintain the clarity and integrity of its ingredients, particularly the vodka and absinthe. Stirring gently combines the alcoholic components with the juice without introducing too much air or dilution, preserving the cocktail's potent flavor and smooth texture.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use a different type of juice instead of raspberry juice in the Red Death cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute raspberry juice with other berry juices such as blackberry or cranberry juice if raspberry juice is not available. These alternatives will maintain the cocktail's fruity flavor profile and vivid color, though the taste may vary slightly.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is it essential to serve the Red Death in a shot glass?

While the original recipe suggests serving the Red Death in a shot glass, you can also serve it in a small tumbler or a cocktail glass if desired. Using a different glass might change the drinking experience slightly, making it less of a quick shot and more of a sippable cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Red Death compare to other classic cocktails?

The Red Death has an alcohol content of 17%, which is relatively moderate compared to other cocktails. For example, classic cocktails like the Margarita or the Martini often have higher alcohol contents, usually around 20% to 30% depending on the recipe. The Red Death's alcohol content makes it a potent yet not overwhelmingly strong option.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways to customize the Red Death cocktail?

You can customize the Red Death by adjusting the proportions of the ingredients to suit your taste, adding a splash of lemon or lime juice for a tart twist, or garnishing with fresh berries or an orange slice for added visual appeal and flavor. Additionally, experimenting with flavored vodkas or adding a dash of grenadine for sweetness and complexity can also enhance the cocktail.

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