Red Star
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Red Star
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Red Star is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that combines the tanginess of lemon juice with the sweetness of grenadine and the boldness of vodka. This classic drink originated in ... more Red Star is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that combines the tanginess of lemon juice with the sweetness of grenadine and the boldness of vodka. This classic drink originated in the early 1900s and has become a popular choice for those who enjoy a fruity and slightly boozy beverage. The combination of lemon juice and grenadine gives the Red Star a beautiful crimson color and a balanced sweet and sour flavor. Vodka, known for its smooth and neutral taste, provides the perfect base for the other ingredients to shine through. Whether enjoyed at a backyard barbecue or a fancy cocktail party, the Red Star is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with its delicious and well-balanced flavor profile.
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15 key ingredients
Base ingredient
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Vodka
Garnish
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Orange, sage
Alcohol content
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19.78% | 1.8 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Red Star

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Juice the lemon and mix with the restof the ingredients directly in lowball glass filled with ice cubes
Stir
Garnish with an orange slice and a sprig of sage and serve

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·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute grenadine with anything else in the Red Star cocktail?

Yes, if grenadine is not available, you can substitute it with a raspberry syrup or a cherry syrup to maintain the sweet and tart flavor balance in the Red Star cocktail. Keep in mind that these substitutions may slightly alter the final taste and color of the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

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

The Red Star cocktail is best served in a lowball glass, with plenty of ice to keep it cold. Given its bold flavors and vibrant color, serving it over ice enhances its visual appeal and helps maintain its temperature, making it more enjoyable.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Red Star compare to a standard cocktail?

The Red Star cocktail has an alcohol content of 19.78%, which is slightly higher than the average for standard cocktails, typically around 10-15%. This makes it a stronger choice, suitable for those who prefer a cocktail with a bit more kick.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Red Star cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Red Star cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to preserve the clarity and smooth texture of the drink. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without introducing air bubbles or ice chips, resulting in a cleaner presentation and a more refined taste experience.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I add any fruits or other garnishes to enhance the Red Star cocktail?

Absolutely! Adding a twist of lemon peel or a cherry can enhance the visual appeal and aromatics of the Red Star cocktail. For a personalized touch, consider adding a splash of soda for some fizz, or a few berries for a fruitier flavor and decorative look.

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