Slow Swirl
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Slow Swirl
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.65 / 5
The Slow Swirl is a tantalizing cocktail that marries the zesty freshness of citrus with the deep, rich notes of dark rum and amaretto. Its well-rounded flavor is further enhanced ... more The Slow Swirl is a tantalizing cocktail that marries the zesty freshness of citrus with the deep, rich notes of dark rum and amaretto. Its well-rounded flavor is further enhanced by the fruity sharpness of apricot brandy and the sweet, berry-like undertones provided by crème de cassis. Served in a hurricane glass, this cocktail showcases an inviting blend of sweet, sour, and bitter tastes, making it a complex and enjoyable drink for those who appreciate a symphony of flavors in their beverage. The inclusion of both orange and lemon juices gives the Slow Swirl a refreshing edge, perfect for sipping on a leisurely evening or at a sophisticated gathering.
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Base ingredient
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Dark rum
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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21% | 2.31 units *

Method
How to make a Slow Swirl

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add orange juice, lemon juice, dark rum, amaretto, apricot brandy and crème de cassis to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a hurricane glass
Garnish with an orange slice and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Creme De Cassis with something else in the Slow Swirl cocktail?

Yes, if Creme De Cassis is not available, a good substitute would be Chambord, which will provide a similar berry flavor profile. Another alternative is blackberry liqueur, though it may slightly alter the taste due to its distinct flavor.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with the Slow Swirl cocktail?

A slice of orange or a lemon twist works beautifully as a garnish for the Slow Swirl cocktail. It complements the citrus notes while adding a pop of color to your drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Slow Swirl to guests?

The Slow Swirl cocktail is best served in a hurricane glass, chilled to perfection. Consider adding a decorative stirrer and a garnish of a citrus slice or maraschino cherry for an extra touch of elegance when serving to guests.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Slow Swirl compare to that of a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 21%, the Slow Swirl falls into the moderate range for cocktail strengths. Typical cocktails vary widely in alcohol content, but many classic cocktails hover around 15-30% alcohol by volume, making the Slow Swirl relatively standard in comparison.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings would complement the Slow Swirl?

The Slow Swirl, with its blend of citrus and amaretto flavors, pairs well with savory appetizers like cheese platters or smoked salmon. Its sweetness and acidity can also balance out the richness of desserts like chocolate truffles or almond cake.

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