Brain Squash
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Brain Squash
Cocktail recipe

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The Brain Squash cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing concoction that is perfect for summer sipping. This cocktail is made with a blend of vodka, gin, orange juice, lemon juice, ... more The Brain Squash cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing concoction that is perfect for summer sipping. This cocktail is made with a blend of vodka, gin, orange juice, lemon juice, grenadine, and grapefruit juice, creating a balanced and complex flavor profile. The combination of citrus juices adds a bright and zesty undertone, while the grenadine provides a touch of sweetness. The vodka and gin add a subtle kick and depth to the cocktail, making it a well-rounded and satisfying drink. The Brain Squash is a popular choice among cocktail lovers, known for its playful name and enticing flavor.
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8% | 1.2 units *

Method
How to make a Brain Squash

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add equal amounts of the juices with vodka and gin to a cocktail shaker
Top with crushed ice and a few of drops of grenadine, then shake well
Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Brain Squash cocktail?

To properly shake the Brain Squash cocktail, fill a shaker with ice and add the vodka, orange juice, lemon juice, gin, grenadine, and grapefruit juice. Secure the lid or a shaker tin on top and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This not only chills the ingredients but also ensures a well-mixed drink. Then, strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Brain Squash for optimal enjoyment?

The Brain Squash should be served cold in a highball glass. For optimal enjoyment, after shaking the ingredients with ice and straining into the glass, consider adding a few ice cubes to keep the cocktail chilled. Garnishing with a slice of orange or lemon can enhance the visual appeal and add a fresh aroma, elevating the drinking experience.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I customize the Brain Squash cocktail to make it sweeter or more sour?

Yes, the Brain Squash cocktail is quite customizable. To make it sweeter, you can add more grenadine or a splash of simple syrup. If you prefer it more sour, increase the amount of lemon juice or grapefruit juice according to your taste. Adjusting the balance of these ingredients allows you to tweak the cocktail's sweetness or sourness to your liking.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Brain Squash compare to other cocktails?

The Brain Squash has an alcohol content of 8%, placing it on the lower end compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content of around 12-15%, while a Manhattan has around 30-35% alcohol content. This makes Brain Squash a milder option, suitable for those who prefer a less potent drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Are there any non-alcoholic substitutions for the vodka and gin in Brain Squash?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic version of the Brain Squash, you can replace the vodka and gin with additional citrus juice or use non-alcoholic spirit alternatives that mimic the flavor profile of vodka and gin. Another option is to use tonic water or sparkling water to add a fizzy component, adjusting the quantities to balance the flavors according to your preference.

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