Sour-faced Queen
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Sour-faced Queen
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The Sour-faced Queen is a citrus-driven cocktail that combines the clear, juniper-infused notes of gin with the bright and zesty flavors of fresh lime, lemon, and grapefruit juices, finished with ... more The Sour-faced Queen is a citrus-driven cocktail that combines the clear, juniper-infused notes of gin with the bright and zesty flavors of fresh lime, lemon, and grapefruit juices, finished with a sweet touch from orange liqueur. This concoction is typically served in a cocktail glass, presenting a harmonious balance of tart and sweet elements, anchored by the botanical undertones of the gin. The vivid array of citrus components makes the Sour-faced Queen a refreshing choice, particularly appealing for those who enjoy a pronounced tartness in their beverages.
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29.69% | 2.85 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Sour-faced Queen

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Juice all the citrus fruits first and mix the juices together
Build the cocktail in a large jug over ice
Two measures of gin, one measure of blue curaçao, and two to three measures mixed citrus juices
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute vodka for gin in the Sour-faced Queen cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute vodka for gin in the Sour-faced Queen cocktail. Keep in mind that this will alter the flavor profile, making it more neutral and less botanical than the original recipe.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with the Sour-faced Queen cocktail?

A slice of grapefruit or a lemon twist works best with the Sour-faced Queen cocktail. The citrus garnishes complement the tartness and acidity of the drink, enhancing its overall flavor and presentation.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Sour-faced Queen cocktail?

The Sour-faced Queen cocktail is best served cold in a cocktail glass. To enhance the experience, chill the glass beforehand and consider adding a small ice cube or two to keep the cocktail cool without diluting it too quickly.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Sour-faced Queen compare to a standard cocktail?

The Sour-faced Queen has an alcohol content of 29.69%, which is slightly higher than many standard cocktails, such as a Margarita or a Mojito, which typically fall around 20-25% alcohol content. This makes it a stronger drink, so it should be enjoyed responsibly.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I make the Sour-faced Queen more visually appealing?

To make the Sour-faced Queen more visually appealing, consider adding a floating garnish, such as a thin wheel of lime or a star-shaped cutout of grapefruit peel. You can also add a splash of soda for some effervescence and a slight variation in flavor, which will make the cocktail more inviting.

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