Tamarisk Special
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Tamarisk Special
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.87 / 5
The Tamarisk Special is a distinctive cocktail that features a harmonious blend of citrus and stone fruit flavors. With its core ingredients of lemon juice, gin, and apricot brandy, this ... more The Tamarisk Special is a distinctive cocktail that features a harmonious blend of citrus and stone fruit flavors. With its core ingredients of lemon juice, gin, and apricot brandy, this drink offers a sweet yet tangy taste profile, complemented by a hint of sweetness from sugar. The Tamarisk Special is typically served in a cocktail glass with a sugared rim, which adds an elegant touch and a textural contrast to each sip. The combination of the tartness of the lemon with the rich and fruity notes of the apricot brandy makes for a refreshing and somewhat decadent cocktail experience, often enjoyed as an aperitif or a sophisticated social sipper.
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Gin
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32.73% | 3.6 units *

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Ingredients

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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
60ml 2oz 6cl
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Method
How to make a Tamarisk Special

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Moisten the rim of a chilled cocktail glass and dip in sugar
Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into the sugared cocktail glass and serve
~ This drink can be made into a long drink by adding soda or, for a sweeter taste, by adding lemonade. ~

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

·  Rim  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the apricot brandy in the Tamarisk Special with something else?

Yes, if apricot brandy is unavailable, you can substitute it with peach brandy or a combination of brandy with a bit of apricot nectar or apricot liqueur to mimic the fruit's flavor. The substitution might slightly alter the taste but should offer a comparable profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish would complement the Tamarisk Special?

A thin slice of lemon or an apricot wedge would complement the flavors of the Tamarisk Special well. The citrus garnish adds a fresh aroma and aesthetic appeal, while the apricot wedge plays up the apricot brandy's fruity notes.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it important to shake the Tamarisk Special, and if so, why?

Yes, shaking the Tamarisk Special is important as it contains lemon juice and sugar alongside alcohol. Shaking helps to thoroughly combine these ingredients, ensuring a well-mixed cocktail with a smooth taste and consistency. It also chills the drink more effectively than stirring.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal serving temperature for a Tamarisk Special?

The Tamarisk Special should be served cold. The ideal serving temperature can be achieved by shaking the cocktail with ice and then straining it into a chilled cocktail glass. This method ensures that the drink is refreshing and enhances the flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Tamarisk Special compare to that of a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 32.73%, the Tamarisk Special is relatively strong compared to many standard cocktails, which commonly range between 15% and 30% alcohol by volume. This higher alcohol content is due to the significant proportion of apricot brandy and gin in the recipe.

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