Suncrest
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Suncrest
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The Suncrest cocktail is a fruity and vibrant drink that captures the essence of summer in a glass. This highball refreshment features a balanced blend of vodka and peach schnapps, ... more The Suncrest cocktail is a fruity and vibrant drink that captures the essence of summer in a glass. This highball refreshment features a balanced blend of vodka and peach schnapps, enriched with the citrus sweetness of orange juice and a hint of complexity from the orange liqueur. Known for its bright, cheerful presentation, typically garnished with a half slice of orange, the Suncrest delivers a smooth, peachy flavor with a zesty orange undertone, making it an inviting choice for those who appreciate a sweeter, fruit-forward beverage. Whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a garden party, the Suncrest cocktail offers a taste of sunshine in every sip.
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7% | 2.1 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Suncrest

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a shot of Bols blue curaçao, a shot of orange juice, a shot of peach schnapps and a shot of vodka to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a highball glass over ice
Garnish with a half slice of orange on the glass rim, and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  ·  Rim  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the Suncrest cocktail to ensure it's well mixed?

To properly shake the Suncrest cocktail, fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add the vodka, peach schnapps, and blue curaçao into the shaker. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This both chills the drink and ensures the ingredients are well mixed before straining into a highball glass over fresh ice. Finish by topping up with orange juice.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the best way to serve the Suncrest cocktail to enhance its visual appeal?

To enhance the visual appeal of the Suncrest cocktail, serve it in a chilled highball glass. After pouring the mixed ingredients over ice, gently pour the orange juice to create a layering effect before mixing. Garnish with a slice of orange or a maraschino cherry on the rim of the glass. Additionally, a twist of orange peel can add both flavor and an elegant visual touch.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Suncrest compare to a standard beer or wine?

The Suncrest cocktail has an alcohol content of 7%, which is slightly higher than the average beer, which typically ranges from 4% to 6%. Compared to wine, which usually ranges from 12% to 15% alcohol by volume, the Suncrest is less potent. This makes it a relatively mild cocktail option, similar to enjoying a light beer.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Suncrest cocktail for a different flavor profile?

Yes, you can substitute ingredients in the Suncrest cocktail to fit your taste preferences. If you're not a fan of peach schnapps, consider using apple or raspberry schnapps for a different flavor. For a less sweet option, you can substitute the orange juice with grapefruit juice or tonic water. To vary the color and flavor, try using grenadine instead of blue curaçao for a pink hue and a slightly fruity taste.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic alternative for blue curaçao in the Suncrest cocktail?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic version of the Suncrest cocktail, you can use a blue curaçao syrup, which offers the same vibrant blue color without the alcohol content. Another option is to mix a little blue food coloring with simple syrup or use a blue fruit punch to maintain the cocktail's colorful appearance while keeping it alcohol-free.

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