Absoult Summer
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Absoult Summer
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.95 / 5
Absolut Summer is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail perfect for warm weather. It gets its flavor profile from a combination of zesty lemon vodka, tangy lemonade, and a hint of ... more Absolut Summer is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail perfect for warm weather. It gets its flavor profile from a combination of zesty lemon vodka, tangy lemonade, and a hint of sweetness from a pinch of sugar. The addition of fresh mint leaves and a squeeze of lime add a pop of herbal and bright notes. This cocktail is a bright and balanced drink that will transport you to a sun-filled summer day with each sip. One can almost imagine sipping on this cocktail while lounging by the pool or enjoying a picnic in the park. With its simple yet satisfying ingredients, Absolut Summer is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking to cool off and relax during the hot summer months.
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Base ingredient
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Lemon vodka
Alcohol content
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40% | 1.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Absolut Summer is like a breath of fresh air, where the zesty lemon vodka amplifies the classic lemonade, complemented by a hint of mint for a refreshing finish. This cocktail serves up a perfect, summery sip with every chilled glass.

Method
How to make a Absoult Summer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Take a tall glass and rub lime juice on the rim of the glass
Place the rim of the glass in a bowl of sugar to coat it
Squeeze lemon and lime juice into the glass, enough to cover the bottom of the glass evenly
Then place the mint leaves in the glass and pulverize with a wooden spoon to get the flavour out
Add vodka, lemonade and ice
Stir vigorously and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly muddle the mint leaves for the Absolut Summer cocktail?

To properly muddle the mint leaves for the Absolut Summer cocktail, start by placing the mint leaves at the bottom of the glass. Use a muddler to gently press down and twist over the leaves. Be careful not to shred the mint but instead to lightly bruise the leaves to release their essential oils. This technique will infuse the mint flavor into the cocktail without making it bitter.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Absolut Summer to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve the Absolut Summer cocktail is in a highball glass filled with ice. After preparing the cocktail according to the recipe, pour it over the ice and garnish with a lemon wedge and a lime wedge. This not only adds to the visual appeal but also enhances the drink's citrus flavors, making it more refreshing.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute limeade for lemonade in the Absolut Summer cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute limeade for lemonade in the Absolut Summer cocktail. This substitution can add a tangy twist to the drink, offering a slightly different flavor profile while maintaining the cocktail's refreshing nature. Adjust the sugar amount if the limeade is significantly sweeter or more sour than the lemonade you're substituting.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Absolut Summer compare to a standard cocktail?

The Absolut Summer has an alcohol content of 40%, which refers to the alcohol by volume (ABV) of the lemon vodka used in the recipe, not the entire cocktail. Typically, the overall alcohol content of a mixed drink is lower due to the dilution with non-alcoholic ingredients. For reference, standard cocktails usually range from 15% to 30% ABV after mixing, making Absolut Summer relatively moderate depending on the final dilution after preparation.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Absolut Summer cocktail, and how can I make it?

Yes, there's a non-alcoholic version of the Absolut Summer cocktail that you can easily make by substituting the lemon vodka with a non-alcoholic spirit that offers a citrus flavor profile, or simply by omitting the alcohol entirely. Use the same proportions of lemonade, mint leaves, lemon, lime, and a pinch of sugar. This variation keeps the refreshing taste of the cocktail while making it suitable for non-drinkers.

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