Village Idiot
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Village Idiot
Cocktail recipe

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The Village Idiot cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing drink, served in a highball glass, that delivers a sharp, citrus kick thanks to its notable lemonade component. It features a ... more The Village Idiot cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing drink, served in a highball glass, that delivers a sharp, citrus kick thanks to its notable lemonade component. It features a potent blend of vodka and gin, which forms a robust, clear-spirited base, adding depth and complexity to the beverage. The addition of lime cordial contributes a tangy zest, rounding off the drink with a pleasant tartness. This cocktail is a delightful option for those seeking a zingy, cold refreshment with a significant punch. Despite its playful name, the Village Idiot is sure to please with its straightforward, zesty flavor profile.
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16% | 4.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Village Idiot

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice
Free pour the gin and vodka at the same time Add a dash of lime cordial and top up with lemonade
Give it a quick stir before serving

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly mix the ingredients for a Village Idiot cocktail?

To properly mix a Village Idiot cocktail, start by adding the vodka and gin to a highball glass filled with ice. Then, top up with lemonade and add a dash of lime cordial. Stir the mixture gently to combine the ingredients without diluting the drink too much. Serve cold.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Village Idiot to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve a Village Idiot is in a chilled highball glass to keep the drink cold and refreshing. Consider garnishing with a slice of lime or a lemon wedge to enhance the citrus notes in the drink. Serving it with a stirring rod or a straw can also add convenience for mixing and sipping.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Village Idiot compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 16%, the Village Idiot is on the stronger side compared to many popular cocktails like the Mojito or the Margarita, which usually hover around 10-15% alcohol content. However, it's less potent than straight spirits or very strong cocktails like a Long Island Iced Tea.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any recommended customizations for the Village Idiot to cater to different tastes?

Yes, for those who enjoy sweeter drinks, increasing the amount of lime cordial or using a sweeter lemonade can adjust the taste. Conversely, for a more tart flavor, adding a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice can enhance the citrus notes. Switching the type of vodka or gin can also alter the flavor profile to cater to personal preferences.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What can I use as a substitute if I don't have lime cordial for a Village Idiot cocktail?

If you don't have lime cordial, you can substitute it with a mixture of fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Start with a ratio of 1:1 and adjust according to taste. This mixture will mimic the sweetness and tartness of lime cordial, keeping the cocktail's intended flavor profile intact.

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