Sminny Spark
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Sminny Spark
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3.79 / 5
The Sminny Spark is a unique cocktail that combines the creamy texture of Bailey's Irish Cream with the tropical flavor of coconut rum. This delightful mixture is brightened by the ... more The Sminny Spark is a unique cocktail that combines the creamy texture of Bailey's Irish Cream with the tropical flavor of coconut rum. This delightful mixture is brightened by the addition of fresh orange juice and given a hint of melon sweetness from the melon liqueur. To top it off, a splash of champagne introduces a bubbly effervescence, making this cocktail a refreshing and indulgent experience. Served in a highball glass, the Sminny Spark presents a lovely balance of flavors with a sophisticated touch, suitable for those who enjoy a cocktail that's both fruity and creamy with a sparkle of celebration.
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Coconut rum
Alcohol content
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4.1% | 1.23 units *

Method
How to make a Sminny Spark

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Simply add all the ingredients directly to a highball glass
Stir and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should I properly stir the Sminny Spark to blend the ingredients without over-diluting the drink?

To properly stir the Sminny Spark, fill your highball glass about halfway with ice, then add the Bailey's, coconut rum, melon liqueur, and champagne or prosecco. Use a long spoon to gently stir the mixture for about 10-15 seconds. This will ensure the ingredients are well mixed without diluting the cocktail too much. Top up with orange juice last to maintain its fresh flavor.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Sminny Spark to enhance its flavors?

The Sminny Spark is best served in a highball glass with plenty of ice to keep it cold without quickly watering down the drink. Serve immediately after stirring to enjoy the effervescence of the champagne or prosecco, and consider a garnish of an orange slice to highlight the citrus notes from the orange juice.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the champagne / prosecco with another sparkling wine in the Sminny Spark?

Yes, you can substitute the champagne or prosecco with another sparkling wine in the Sminny Spark. Cava or a dry sparkling wine would work well as they both share the effervescence and similar flavor profiles that complement the cocktail's other ingredients. Keep in mind that the substitution might slightly alter the taste and alcohol content.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Is there a particular type of coconut rum recommended for the Sminny Spark?

While any brand of coconut rum can be used in the Sminny Spark, opting for a well-regarded brand with a strong coconut aroma and taste is recommended. This enhances the tropical flavor of the cocktail without overpowering the other ingredients. A premium, light coconut rum tends to blend seamlessly with the Bailey's and melon liqueur.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Sminny Spark compare to other highball cocktails?

The Sminny Spark has an alcohol content of 4.1%, which is on the lower side compared to many other highball cocktails that can range anywhere from 5% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). Its relatively lower alcohol content makes it a lighter option, suitable for those preferring a less potent drink while still enjoying complex flavors.

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