Sixty Six
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Sixty Six
Cocktail recipe

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The cocktail "Sixty Six" is a balanced and complex drink that presents a careful blend of bitter and aromatic flavors. It combines the dryness of gin with the bitter-sweetness of ... more The cocktail "Sixty Six" is a balanced and complex drink that presents a careful blend of bitter and aromatic flavors. It combines the dryness of gin with the bitter-sweetness of Campari and red vermouth, while the dry sherry adds a nutty and slightly oxidized note that complements the overall flavor profile. With the inclusion of a hint of lemon juice, the cocktail offers a subtle citrusy brightness that elevates its refreshing quality. Traditionally served in a lowball glass, the Sixty Six is a cocktail that intrigues the palate with its sophisticated blend of ingredients, appealing to those who appreciate a drink with depth and character.
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Gin
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25.5% | 3.06 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Sixty Six

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds
Strain into lowball glass with ice and add a few drops of lemon juice before serving

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What can I use if I don't have Campari for the Sixty Six cocktail?

If you're out of Campari, you can substitute it with another bitter aperitif like Aperol for a slightly sweeter, less bitter flavor. Gran Classico or Select Aperitivo are also viable alternatives, though keep in mind each substitute will slightly alter the flavor profile of the Sixty Six cocktail.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it necessary to shake the Sixty Six cocktail, or can it be stirred?

While the Sixty Six cocktail specifies that it should be shaken, you can also stir this cocktail if you prefer a clearer, more textured drink. Shaking incorporates more air and water, making the drink colder and slightly diluting the potent flavors, whereas stirring gently chills and dilutes the drink with more control, retaining a strong flavor profile.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Sixty Six cocktail compare to a standard cocktail?

The Sixty Six cocktail has an alcohol content of 25.5%, which is notably higher than the average cocktail alcohol content of around 10-20%. This makes it a stronger choice, perfect for those who prefer a tipple with a bit more kick.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I make the Sixty Six cocktail sweeter if I find it too bitter?

Absolutely, if the Sixty Six cocktail's bitterness is not to your taste, consider adding a small amount of simple syrup or agave nectar to add sweetness. Adjusting the lemon juice amount slightly or adding a dash of orange liqueur are also ways to balance the bitterness with some sweetness.

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