Red Wanderer
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Red Wanderer
Cocktail recipe

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The Red Wanderer is a distinctive cocktail that delivers a fruity and slightly herbaceous flavor profile. Combining the aniseed notes of Sambuca with the tartness of cranberry juice and the ... more The Red Wanderer is a distinctive cocktail that delivers a fruity and slightly herbaceous flavor profile. Combining the aniseed notes of Sambuca with the tartness of cranberry juice and the citrus zing of lemon juice creates a complex base. The addition of apple juice introduces a subtle sweetness, while raspberry liqueur and fresh raspberries lend a delightful berry essence that rounds out the drink. This vibrant mix results in a refreshing and colorful beverage, often enjoyed in a highball glass that enhances its visual appeal. Perfect for those seeking a sweet yet tangy cocktail experience, the Red Wanderer is a beverage that stands out for its harmonious combination of flavors.
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Sambuca
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12.28% | 1.67 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
40ml 1.35oz 4cl
40ml 1.35oz 4cl
10ml ⅓oz 1cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
10ml ⅓oz 1cl

Method
How to make a Red Wanderer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Double strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Double  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best method to combine the ingredients of the Red Wanderer for optimal flavor?

For the Red Wanderer, the optimal method of combining the ingredients is by shaking them with ice. This method integrates the sambuca, cranberry juice, lemon juice, apple juice, and raspberry liqueur thoroughly, ensuring a smooth and well-chilled cocktail. Make sure to shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds before straining into the highball glass.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How can I garnish the Red Wanderer to enhance its presentation?

To garnish the Red Wanderer, consider adding fresh raspberries on a skewer or floating atop the drink as a visually appealing and flavorful touch. A thin slice of apple or a twist of lemon peel on the rim of the glass can also add a fresh and elegant look, complementing the cocktail's flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal type of ice to use when serving the Red Wanderer?

For serving the Red Wanderer, using large ice cubes or a single ice sphere is ideal. These larger ice forms melt slower than standard ice cubes, reducing dilution and keeping your cocktail cold and flavorful longer. This enhances the drinking experience, especially for a cocktail with subtle flavors like the Red Wanderer.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

The Red Wanderer has an alcohol content of 12.28%, which is slightly lower than many classic cocktails, which often range between 15-30% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the Red Wanderer a milder option, suitable for those who prefer a less potent beverage without sacrificing complex flavors.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any modifications I can make to the Red Wanderer recipe if I don’t have raspberry liqueur?

If you don't have raspberry liqueur, consider substituting it with another berry-flavored liqueur, such as strawberry or blackberry, for a similar fruity depth. Alternatively, a small amount of raspberry or mixed berry syrup can be used, though this may slightly alter the sweetness and texture. Adjust the sweetness accordingly by modifying the amount of other sweet ingredients or adding a splash of soda water for balance.

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