Brompton Cocktail
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Brompton Cocktail
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The Brompton Cocktail is a classic mixed drink that originated at the Brompton Hospital in London during the early 1900s. It was initially created as a remedy for patients suffering ... more The Brompton Cocktail is a classic mixed drink that originated at the Brompton Hospital in London during the early 1900s. It was initially created as a remedy for patients suffering from severe pain and was a popular cocktail among doctors and nurses. Today, it is known for its strong and refreshing flavor profile, with the main ingredients being vodka and gin, both of which provide a potent kick. The addition of cola adds a touch of sweetness and helps to balance out the strong alcoholic flavors. The Brompton Cocktail is a popular choice for those looking for a strong and straightforward drink with a fun and intriguing history.
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15.43% | 5.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Brompton Cocktail

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add vodka and gin to a lowball glass with ice
Top up the glass with diet coke, give it a quick stir and serve

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended way to serve a Brompton Cocktail?

The Brompton Cocktail is best served in a lowball glass, cold, without shaking or stirring. Simply combine vodka and gin in the glass, then top up with cola. Ice can be added to keep the cocktail cold without altering the intended dilution.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in a Brompton Cocktail if I don't have vodka or gin?

While the unique character of the Brompton Cocktail comes from its combination of vodka and gin, you can substitute with other clear spirits if necessary. White rum could be used in place of vodka for a slightly sweeter profile, or tequila for a more distinct flavor. However, the classic flavor balance may be altered.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

With an alcohol content of 15.43%, the Brompton Cocktail is moderately strong. It's stronger than many light cocktails such as the Mojito or Pimm's Cup, which often have alcohol contents below 10%, but not as strong as straight spirits or cocktails with a higher proportion of liquor, like the Martini or Manhattan.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways I can customize my Brompton Cocktail?

To personalize your Brompton Cocktail, consider playing with the ratios of vodka and gin to suit your taste, or experimenting with flavored vodkas or infused gins. Adding a twist of lemon or lime, a splash of tonic instead of cola, or a few dashes of bitters can also introduce new flavors to this versatile cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving Brompton Cocktails?

Due to its relaxed yet sophisticated vibe, the Brompton Cocktail is an excellent choice for evening gatherings, dinner parties, or casual social events. Its easy preparation and familiar flavors make it a versatile option for a wide range of occasions, from informal meet-ups to more formal celebrations.

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