The Dirty Robot
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The Dirty Robot
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.55 / 5
Ladies and gents both dig this bourbon cocktail. Compliments of my Clemson University days. Ladies and gents both dig this bourbon cocktail. Compliments of my Clemson University days.
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3.43% | 1.2 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a The Dirty Robot

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour a shot of Southern Comfort into a tumbler with ice and top off with ginger ale
Squeeze in a wedge of fresh lime and drop it in
Give a quick stir before serving

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

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir The Dirty Robot cocktail to ensure its best taste?

To properly stir The Dirty Robot cocktail, fill your lowball glass with ice, then add 30ml of whiskey. Top up with ginger ale, gently stir the mix with a bar spoon for about 20-30 seconds to ensure it's cold and well-mixed without diluting the whiskey's flavor too much. Finally, squeeze a wedge of lime into the drink for that extra zest before dropping it in as garnish.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve The Dirty Robot to enhance its flavor profile?

The best way to serve The Dirty Robot is in a chilled lowball glass to keep the drink cold. Adding a large ice cube instead of smaller ones can reduce dilution, preserving the strength and flavor integrity of the whiskey. Serve immediately after stirring to enjoy the refreshing fizziness of the ginger ale complemented by the tanginess of the lime.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of whiskey in The Dirty Robot cocktail if I don't have the standard whiskey available?

Yes, you can substitute a different type of whiskey in The Dirty Robot cocktail. While a standard whiskey is recommended for its balanced flavor, you can experiment with bourbon for a sweeter taste or a rye whiskey for a spicier kick. The choice of whiskey can alter the cocktail's flavor profile, so feel free to explore different options based on your preference.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of The Dirty Robot compare to other popular cocktails?

The Dirty Robot has a relatively low alcohol content at 3.43%, which is significantly lower than many classic cocktails. For example, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content between 12-15%, and an Old Fashioned ranges from 25-30% depending on the recipe. The lower alcohol content of The Dirty Robot makes it a lighter option, suitable for those who prefer a milder drink.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving The Dirty Robot cocktail?

The Dirty Robot, with its refreshing ginger-lime flavor and low alcohol content, is perfectly suited for casual gatherings, summer barbecues, and any occasion where a lighter, easy-drinking option is desired. Its unique name and presentation can also make it a conversation starter at themed parties or events focused on innovative and modern cocktails.

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