Truth Serum
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Truth Serum
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The Truth Serum is a captivating blend of spirits and citrus, combining vodka with a trio of liqueurs: triple sec, melon liqueur, and orange liqueur. The liqueurs impart a complex, ... more The Truth Serum is a captivating blend of spirits and citrus, combining vodka with a trio of liqueurs: triple sec, melon liqueur, and orange liqueur. The liqueurs impart a complex, fruity sweetness, graced with the essence of melon and the zesty punch of orange, while a subtle hint of absinthe adds a layer of intrigue with its herbal undertones. This concoction is mellowed by the effervescence of lemonade, creating a refreshing and colorful highball cocktail that's served cold, typically in a highball glass, making it a delightful choice for social gatherings where conversation and a touch of whimsy are the order of the day.
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11.5% | 3.45 units *

Method
How to make a Truth Serum

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a shot of vodka, a shot of triple sec, a shot of Midori, a shot of Bols blue curaçao and a drop of absinthe to a highball glass with ice
Top up the glass with lemonade
Give it a quick stir and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly stir the Truth Serum cocktail to ensure an even mixture without watering it down?

To properly stir the Truth Serum cocktail, fill your mixing glass with ice, add all liquid ingredients except lemonade, and gently stir for about 20-30 seconds. This method combines the ingredients thoroughly without diluting the cocktail too much. Add lemonade after stirring and before pouring into the serving glass to maintain its fizzy quality.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Truth Serum cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve the Truth Serum cocktail is in a chilled highball glass over ice, topped with lemonade right before serving. The chilled glass preserves the cocktail's temperature, and the carbonation from the lemonade adds a refreshing touch that enhances the overall flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Triple Sec in the Truth Serum cocktail with another ingredient if I don't have it?

Yes, if you don't have Triple Sec, you can substitute it with Cointreau or any orange-flavored liqueur. These alternatives offer a similar citrus flavor profile that complements the cocktail's other ingredients well.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Truth Serum compare to other highball cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 11.5%, Truth Serum falls within the moderate range for highball cocktails. Many highball drinks have alcohol contents varying from 5% to 15%, depending on the mix and proportions of spirits and mixers used. Thus, Truth Serum offers a balanced strength, not too light but not overwhelmingly strong either.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Truth Serum cocktail?

The Truth Serum cocktail, with its vibrant color and unique flavor profile, is perfect for festive occasions such as Halloween parties, summer gatherings, or any event where a fun, conversation-starting beverage is desired. Its intriguing name and appearance make it a great icebreaker.

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