A Good Summer
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A Good Summer
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"A Good Summer" cocktail embodies the essence of warm, sunny days with its vibrant mix of flavors. The drink is a fruity and refreshing concoction that combines the sweetness of ... more "A Good Summer" cocktail embodies the essence of warm, sunny days with its vibrant mix of flavors. The drink is a fruity and refreshing concoction that combines the sweetness of Cointreau, an orange-flavored triple sec, with the rich cherry notes of Cherry Brandy and the blackcurrant undertones of Crème de Cassis. These liqueurs are balanced against the effervescence and familiar taste of cola, creating a complex flavor profile that is both indulgent and comforting. Served in a lowball glass, this cocktail is tailored to those who appreciate a sweet, fruit-forward drink that captures the carefree spirit of summer.
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Cherry Brandy
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8.14% | 2.85 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a A Good Summer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the fruity alcohols to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a lowball glass over ice, then top up with coke to serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake 'A Good Summer' cocktail?

To properly shake 'A Good Summer' cocktail, first, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour the Cointreau (30ml), Cherry Brandy (30ml), and Creme De Cassis (30ml) into the shaker. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to chill and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Strain the mixture into a lowball glass over ice, and top up with cola. This method will ensure the drink is well-mixed and chilled, enhancing its flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve 'A Good Summer' to enhance its flavor?

The ideal way to serve 'A Good Summer' is in a lowball glass over ice to maintain its cold temperature, enhancing the refreshing taste. After shaking the alcoholic ingredients and pouring them over ice, topping up with cola adds a fizzy texture that complements the sweet and tangy flavors of the liqueurs. Serving it cold will emphasize the refreshing qualities of the drink, making it more enjoyable during summer days.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in 'A Good Summer' if I don't have them available?

Yes, you can make substitutions in 'A Good Summer' cocktail. If you don't have Cointreau, you can use another orange liqueur such as Triple Sec or Grand Marnier. For Cherry Brandy, a suitable substitute could be Maraschino liqueur, though the flavor will be slightly different. If Creme De Cassis isn't available, blackberry liqueur can be used as an alternative, though this will also slightly alter the taste profile of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with 'A Good Summer'?

For 'A Good Summer', fresh fruit garnishes complement its fruity and refreshing profile. A slice of orange, lemon twist, or a cherry can be placed on the rim of the glass or dropped into the cocktail. You could also consider a sprig of mint for a touch of color and to add a fresh aroma that enhances the drinking experience, making it more enjoyable.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of 'A Good Summer' compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 8.14%, 'A Good Summer' is on the lower end of the spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a classic Margarita has an alcohol content around 13-15%, while a Long Island Iced Tea can soar up to 22%. This makes 'A Good Summer' a more moderate option, suitable for those who prefer lighter drinks or wish to enjoy several cocktails over a period without overwhelming alcohol consumption.

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