Steamboat
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Steamboat
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Rating

3.94 / 5
The Steamboat is a refreshing cocktail that combines the zesty tang of lime juice with the robust notes of whiskey, topped up with the sweet and fizzy character of lemonade. ... more The Steamboat is a refreshing cocktail that combines the zesty tang of lime juice with the robust notes of whiskey, topped up with the sweet and fizzy character of lemonade. This concoction, often served in a lowball or tumbler glass, provides a balance of flavors that are both invigorating and satisfying. The citrus elements from the lime meld effortlessly with the complexity of the whiskey, while the lemonade brings a light and effervescent quality to the drink, making the Steamboat a delightful choice for those who appreciate a well-rounded cocktail with a slight kick. It is garnished with a lime wedge, adding a touch of aesthetics and a hint of additional citrus aroma.
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5.14% | 1.8 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Steamboat offers a refreshing mix of lime and whiskey, cut through with the sweetness of lemonade, providing a well-balanced and invigorating taste. This cocktail is perfect for those who appreciate the zest of citrus with a sophisticated whiskey undertone.

Method
How to make a Steamboat

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Throw some ice in a tumbler, add the Southern Comfort, lime juice, and top up with a little (clear) lemonade
Stir
Add a lime wedge to garnish and serve
~ Freshly-squeezed lime juice tastes better than lime cordial, but the end result is cloudy, and doesn't look as appealing. The "traditional" cloudy yellow-coloured lemonade also makes the drink cloudy, but in my opinion, the clear lemonade tastes better anyway. ~

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·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Steamboat cocktail?

The Steamboat cocktail is best served in a lowball glass, poured over ice to keep it chilled. The combination of whiskey, lime juice, and lemonade is best enjoyed cold, enhancing its refreshing qualities.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of whiskey in a Steamboat cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute different types of whiskey in a Steamboat cocktail depending on your preference or what you have available. While the original recipe might call for a specific type of whiskey, using a bourbon or rye can add different flavor profiles, making the drink sweeter or spicier.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Steamboat compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 5.14%, the Steamboat is relatively low in alcohol compared to many classic cocktails. It's similar to the alcohol content of a light beer, making it a good choice for those seeking a less potent drink option.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it necessary to stir the Steamboat cocktail, or can it be shaken?

The Steamboat cocktail should ideally be stirred, not shaken. Stirring helps to maintain the clarity and texture of the drink, ensuring that the flavors of the whiskey, lime juice, and lemonade are well blended without being diluted by the ice as much as shaking would.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some customization ideas for a Steamboat cocktail?

To customize your Steamboat cocktail, consider adding a dash of bitters for depth, or muddle fresh fruits like strawberries or raspberries at the bottom of the glass before adding the other ingredients for a fruity twist. You can also experiment with flavored lemonades to give the drink a unique taste.

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