White Spider
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White Spider
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.92 / 5
The White Spider is a sleek and minty cocktail that blends the clean, neutral taste of vodka with the sweet and refreshing flavor of creme de menthe. The drink comes ... more The White Spider is a sleek and minty cocktail that blends the clean, neutral taste of vodka with the sweet and refreshing flavor of creme de menthe. The drink comes served in a classic cocktail glass, which adds to its sophisticated appearance. Its simplicity in ingredients reflects a crispness that is ideal for fans of spirit-forward drinks with a minty twist. The White Spider, with its balance of herbal mint liqueur and the potency of vodka, presents a palate that is at once bracing and smooth, making it a unique choice for those looking to explore beyond the more common cocktail selections.
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31.67% | 2.85 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The White Spider presents a crisp profile with its stark vodka and sweetly herbal crème de menthe blend. The drink’s simplicity is its strength, offering a minty freshness that is smooth and piercingly clear, ideal for those who savor a potent yet refreshing liquorish chill.

Method
How to make a White Spider

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the White Spider cocktail?

To properly shake the White Spider cocktail, fill a shaker with ice and add 60ml of vodka and 30ml of crème de menthe. Secure the lid or shaker top and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds until the outside of the shaker feels cold. This technique ensures that the cocktail is well-chilled and mixes the ingredients thoroughly for a smooth taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the White Spider cocktail?

The best way to serve the White Spider cocktail is in a chilled cocktail glass. Before making the cocktail, place the glass in the freezer for about 20 minutes to chill. Once the cocktail is shaken, strain it into the chilled glass. This method enhances the cold, refreshing nature of the drink, making it more enjoyable.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the White Spider compare to other classic cocktails?

The alcohol content of the White Spider is 31.67%, which places it in the mid-range of alcoholic content for cocktails. For comparison, a classic Martini typically has an alcohol content around 32% to 38%, depending on the recipe, making the White Spider slightly less potent. It's a good choice for those wanting a milder but still alcoholic option.

GARNISHING_TIPS

Are there any recommended garnishes for the White Spider cocktail?

While the White Spider is traditionally served without garnish, a mint leaf or a twist of lime peel can add a visually appealing touch and a slight aroma that complements the minty flavor from the crème de menthe. It's all about personal preference, but keep the garnish simple to not overpower the drink's character.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Are there any dietary concerns with the ingredients of the White Spider cocktail?

The main dietary concern with the White Spider cocktail would be for individuals avoiding alcohol or those with allergies to specific ingredients, like crème de menthe, which might include sugar. It's also gluten-free, assuming the vodka is made from potato, corn, or another gluten-free source. Always check labels if you have specific dietary restrictions or allergies.

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