The Uptown
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The Uptown
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Rating

3.92 / 5
This is my preferred way of making a Rob Roy. The first sip is really strong, but as you drink it the crushed ice melts and it gets sweeter, more ... more This is my preferred way of making a Rob Roy. The first sip is really strong, but as you drink it the crushed ice melts and it gets sweeter, more like a dessert than a Manhattan.
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31% | 2.48 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

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The Uptown offers a distinguished mix of whiskey and red vermouth, enriched by a splash of grenadine that provides a subtle fruity sweetness. This concoction is a sophisticated twist on the classic Rob Roy, making it a splendid choice for those who enjoy a refined, yet slightly sweet, aperitif.

Method
How to make a The Uptown

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour dry vermouth into a chilled cocktail glass and swirl it to coat the inside
Dump the excess and let it sit for about 10 seconds
Then fill the glass with crushed ice
In a mixing glass place a scoop of ice and the scotch
Be quick to stir once and strain into the glass so the scotch doesn't bruise
Then hard pour the grenadine over the top and serve
~ I don't add a garnish when making this drink. The grenadine makes for plenty of cherry, and a lemon doesn't taste right. ~

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·  Dry  ·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of whiskey in The Uptown cocktail?

Yes, while The Uptown traditionally uses a specific type of whiskey, you can experiment with different types of whiskey such as bourbon or rye to slightly alter the taste profile of the cocktail. The key is to maintain the balance between the whiskey and the other ingredients.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve The Uptown cocktail?

The Uptown cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. To elevate the experience, you can garnish the drink with a twist of orange peel or a maraschino cherry for a touch of elegance and additional flavor.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it crucial to stir The Uptown cocktail, or can it be shaken?

The Uptown cocktail should be stirred, not shaken, to preserve the clarity and smoothness of the drink. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without diluting the cocktail as much as shaking would, resulting in a more refined taste.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

How does the choice of grenadine affect The Uptown cocktail?

The choice of grenadine can significantly impact the flavor of The Uptown. Using a high-quality grenadine, preferably one that's pomegranate-based, imparts a more authentic and less artificial taste, enhancing the overall sweetness and depth of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of The Uptown compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 31%, The Uptown is moderately strong, comparable to other classic whiskey cocktails like the Old Fashioned and Manhattan, although it may be slightly less potent due to the inclusion of grenadine and red vermouth which lower the overall alcohol by volume (ABV).

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