Red Lagoon
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Red Lagoon
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The Red Lagoon is a vibrant, fruit-forward cocktail that delights with its striking color and refreshing taste. As a blend of vodka and strawberry liqueur with a drizzle of blackcurrant ... more The Red Lagoon is a vibrant, fruit-forward cocktail that delights with its striking color and refreshing taste. As a blend of vodka and strawberry liqueur with a drizzle of blackcurrant cordial, this drink offers a balanced sweetness with a slight tart edge from the blackcurrant. The inclusion of lemonade not only stretches the cocktail into a generous serving but also infuses it with a fizzy, citrus zing, making it a tantalizing choice for those warm summer evenings. Its playful hue and fruity flavor profile are served in a pint glass, offering a casual yet exotic experience reminiscent of leisurely days by the waterside.
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3.3% | 1.65 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Red Lagoon

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add ice to a pint glass then pour in a shot of vodka, a shot of strawberry liqueur and drizzle in blackcurrant cordial
Stir then top up with lemonade before serving

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Red Lagoon cocktail to combine the ingredients?

To stir the Red Lagoon cocktail, add vodka, strawberry liqueur, and blackcurrant cordial to a pint glass filled with ice. Use a long spoon to stir the mixture gently but thoroughly for about 20-30 seconds. This ensures the ingredients are well-mixed without diluting the drink too much. Top up with lemonade and give it a final gentle stir.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with the Red Lagoon cocktail?

For the Red Lagoon cocktail, garnishes that complement its fruity and vibrant character work best. A slice of lemon or lime on the rim, a few fresh strawberries, or a mint sprig can enhance its visual appeal and add a refreshing aroma. Consider skewering a few blackcurrants or adding a twist of citrus peel for a decorative touch.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Red Lagoon cocktail?

The Red Lagoon cocktail is best served cold in a pint glass. Before serving, ensure the cocktail is well stirred but not shaken to maintain its clarity and texture. Serve immediately after topping up with lemonade to enjoy its fizziness. A straw and a garnish of fresh fruit or a mint sprig could elevate the serving presentation.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the blackcurrant cordial in the Red Lagoon cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the blackcurrant cordial in the Red Lagoon with alternatives like crème de cassis for a similar blackcurrant flavor profile, or raspberry cordial for a different berry twist. Adjust the quantity to taste, as these substitutes might have varying sweetness levels compared to blackcurrant cordial.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Red Lagoon?

To create a non-alcoholic version of the Red Lagoon, substitute the vodka and strawberry liqueur with non-alcoholic alternatives or additional fruit juices. For instance, use a clear soda or ginger ale in place of vodka, and a strawberry syrup or cordial instead of the strawberry liqueur. Adjust the blackcurrant cordial and lemonade proportions to taste.

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