Victor
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Victor
Cocktail recipe

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The cocktail known as Victor is a robust and spirited blend that marries the warmth of brandy with the herbal notes of gin and the sweet, aromatic qualities of red ... more The cocktail known as Victor is a robust and spirited blend that marries the warmth of brandy with the herbal notes of gin and the sweet, aromatic qualities of red vermouth. Served in a cocktail glass, this beverage offers a bold flavor profile that is typically enjoyed in a well-chilled form, allowing its complex layers to shine through. The Victor is a drink that tends to appeal to those with an appreciation for traditional spirits and the rich history they bring to the world of mixology.
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Brandy
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35.2% | 5.28 units *

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Ingredients

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ml
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60ml 2oz 6cl
60ml 2oz 6cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Method
How to make a Victor

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients with ice to a cocktail shaker and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Victor cocktail shaken and not stirred?

The Victor cocktail is shaken and not stirred to ensure a thorough mixing of its ingredients: brandy, gin, and red vermouth. Shaking helps to chill the drink more effectively than stirring, providing a more uniform temperature throughout. It also adds a slight dilution, which is important for balancing the strong flavors of the alcohol present in the Victor.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass to serve the Victor cocktail in?

The Victor cocktail is best served in a cocktail glass, as specified in the original recipe. The shape of a cocktail glass helps concentrate the aroma at the top, enhancing the drinking experience. It also lends an elegant presentation to the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Victor cocktail compare to a standard cocktail?

The Victor cocktail has an alcohol content of 35.2%, which is relatively high compared to many standard cocktails that usually range between 20% and 30% alcohol by volume. Its higher alcohol content is due to the equal parts of brandy and gin, both strong spirits, and a lesser amount of red vermouth, making it a stronger choice for those who prefer potent drinks.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish complements the Victor cocktail?

While the original Victor cocktail recipe may not specify a garnish, a lemon twist or an orange peel could complement its flavors well. The citrus notes can add a fresh aroma and a slight zest, which balances the strong and rich flavors of the brandy, gin, and red vermouth.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of vermouth for red vermouth in the Victor cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute another type of vermouth for red vermouth in the Victor cocktail, but it will change the flavor profile. Dry vermouth will make the cocktail drier and less sweet, while a sweet white vermouth will maintain some of the sweetness but with a different flavor nuance. It's all about personal preference and experimentation.

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