Broadside
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Broadside
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The Broadside is a potent and flavorful cocktail that packs a punch with its combination of brandy, vodka, gin, lemonade, whiskey, and a generous pour of Drambuie. The origins of ... more The Broadside is a potent and flavorful cocktail that packs a punch with its combination of brandy, vodka, gin, lemonade, whiskey, and a generous pour of Drambuie. The origins of this classic drink can be traced back to the British Royal Navy, where it was believed to have been invented as a remedy for scurvy. With its strong and complex flavor profile, the Broadside is a perfect balance of sweet and tart, with the boldness of the spirits shining through. Made with equal parts brandy, vodka, and gin, this cocktail is then topped off with lemonade, which adds a refreshing hint of citrus. The addition of whiskey and Drambuie gives the Broadside a warm and smoky finish, making it a favorite among those who enjoy a strong and flavorful drink.
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15.82% | 7.2 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Broadside

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put the spirits into a beer mug and stir
Top up with lemonade and serve

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·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Broadside compare to other cocktails?

The Broadside has an alcohol content of 15.82%, which places it on the higher end compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 13-15%, making the Broadside slightly stronger. This is due to its combination of multiple spirits like brandy, vodka, gin, whiskey, and Drambuie.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Broadside stirred and not shaken?

The Broadside is stirred and not shaken to ensure a smooth blend of its ingredients without diluting the drink too much. Stirring is a gentler method of mixing that combines the spirits evenly while retaining their distinct flavors and clarity, which is particularly important given the mix of high-proof ingredients in this cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Broadside?

The best way to serve the Broadside is in a pint glass, as specified, allowing enough space for all the ingredients, including the substantial amount of lemonade. It should be served cold, with ice cubes if preferred, to enhance its refreshing qualities. Garnishing with a lemon slice can add a pleasant aesthetic and aromatic touch.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Are there any suitable substitutions for Drambuie in the Broadside?

If Drambuie is not available, a good substitution could be another herbal liqueur or a honeyed whiskey to mimic the sweet, spiced complexity of Drambuie. However, the unique flavor profile of Drambuie is hard to replicate exactly, so expect a slight difference in taste.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Broadside?

Given its strong, potent mix and unique blend of spirits, the Broadside is best suited for occasions where a bold, striking drink is desired, such as a themed party or a gathering among spirit enthusiasts. Its high alcohol content and distinct flavor profile make it a conversation starter and an option for more adventurous palates.

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