Broken Heart
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Broken Heart
Cocktail recipe

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Broken Heart is a tantalizing and slightly bitter cocktail that perfectly balances sweet and sour flavors with a touch of bubbly. This cocktail is not only a favorite among vodka ... more Broken Heart is a tantalizing and slightly bitter cocktail that perfectly balances sweet and sour flavors with a touch of bubbly. This cocktail is not only a favorite among vodka enthusiasts, but also a popular choice for special occasions and romantic nights out. The combination of vodka, lemon juice, champagne, and red vermouth creates a unique and complex flavor profile. The vodka brings a smooth and crisp taste, while the lemon juice adds a refreshing tartness. The champagne provides effervescence and a hint of sweetness, while the red vermouth adds a touch of bitterness and depth to the drink. Overall, Broken Heart is a sophisticated and well-rounded cocktail that is sure to leave a lasting impression on your palate.
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16% | 2.88 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Broken Heart

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the ingredients directly to a lowball glass filled with ice cubes
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Broken Heart cocktail to ensure it's well mixed?

To properly stir the Broken Heart cocktail, fill your lowball glass with ice and add the vodka, lemon juice, red vermouth, and Champagne or prosecco. Use a long bar spoon to gently stir the mixture for about 20-30 seconds. This method helps to cool the drink and mix the ingredients thoroughly without diluting the cocktail too much.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Broken Heart cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve the Broken Heart cocktail is in a chilled lowball glass to keep it cold and refreshing. Optionally, you can garnish with a lemon twist or a few drops of Angostura bitters on top to enhance its citrus notes and add a layer of complexity to its flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of vermouth for the red vermouth in the Broken Heart cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute another type of vermouth in the Broken Heart cocktail if you prefer a different flavor profile. Dry or white vermouth can be used for a lighter, crisper taste, while a sweet vermouth will make the cocktail richer and more aromatic. Keep in mind that the substitution will alter the final flavor of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Broken Heart cocktail compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The Broken Heart cocktail, with an alcohol content of 16%, is slightly lower in alcohol than many standard cocktails, which typically range from 18% to 25% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes it a moderately strong choice, ideal for those who prefer a less potent concoction.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

For what occasions is the Broken Heart cocktail particularly suited?

The Broken Heart cocktail, with its unique combination of ingredients and bittersweet flavor profile, is particularly suited for reflective or somber occasions, such as a breakup or a significant life transition. However, its refreshing quality also makes it a good choice for casual gatherings or a relaxing evening at home.

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