Red Sea
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Red Sea
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.77 / 5
This cocktail has a kick to it, as well as a spicy and aromatic flavour. Enjoy with chicken. This cocktail has a kick to it, as well as a spicy and aromatic flavour. Enjoy with chicken.
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Base ingredient
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Vanilla rum
Alcohol content
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13.52% | 8.52 units *
Details
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Method
How to make a Red Sea

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put the vodka and cider into a cup and microwave on full power for one minute
Mix in the orange and cranberry with a wooden spoon
Pour into a cocktail glass then drizzle in the martini and add Bacardi to taste before serving


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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Red Sea compare to that of other common cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 13.52%, the Red Sea cocktail is moderately strong. It is stronger than light cocktails like the Mimosa (around 10%) but not as potent as high-alcohol content drinks like the Manhattan or Martini, which can exceed 30% alcohol by volume. It strikes a middle ground, making it suitable for those who prefer a noticeable but not overwhelming alcohol presence in their drinks.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Red Sea cocktail?

The Red Sea cocktail should be served in a cocktail glass, ideally chilled. Given its ingredients, it's best not to shake or stir this cocktail. Pouring the components gently over ice (if desired for an extra chill) or layering them could enhance its visual appeal. Serve immediately to enjoy its vibrant color and flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Red Sea cocktail for something else?

Yes, ingredient substitutions can be made, though it may alter the taste profile. For a non-alcoholic version, non-alcoholic substitutes for vodka and rum are available, and you could use non-alcoholic apple cider instead of regular cider. If you wish to adjust the flavor, replacing red vermouth with sweet vermouth can add a sweeter note. Always consider the overall balance of sweetness and acidity when substituting ingredients.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Red Sea cocktail suitable for vegetarians or vegans?

Yes, the Red Sea cocktail is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans as it does not contain any animal products in its listed ingredients. However, it's important to verify the specific products used, such as the brand of cider or vermouth, as some alcoholic beverages may be processed using animal products. Always check labels or with manufacturers to ensure compatibility with dietary preferences.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with the Red Sea cocktail?

The Red Sea cocktail, with its fruity and slightly sweet profile, pairs excellently with light appetizers and seafood. Dishes like shrimp cocktail, scallops, or light cheese platters can complement its flavors. For a bolder choice, spicy Asian or Latin dishes can create a delightful contrast, enhancing both the drink and the food.

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