Colombo
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Colombo
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Rating

4.66 / 5
The Colombo cocktail presents a vibrant blend of citrus and bitter flavors, combining the tartness of fresh lime, orange, and lemon juices with the distinctive bittersweet profile of Campari. Sweetened ... more The Colombo cocktail presents a vibrant blend of citrus and bitter flavors, combining the tartness of fresh lime, orange, and lemon juices with the distinctive bittersweet profile of Campari. Sweetened subtly with gomme syrup for balance, this cocktail offers a refreshing and invigorating drink experience. It is typically served in a highball glass, providing a visually appealing and satisfying sip that's both complex and harmonious in taste. The inclusion of several types of juice makes the Colombo a bright and summery choice, perfect for those who appreciate a cocktail with a zesty kick and a hint of bitterness.
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7.97% | 1.26 units *
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Classic
Shaken

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Colombo cocktail is a fascinating symphony of citrus and bitter notes, integrating the sharpness of lime, orange, and lemon with the robust, bitter edge of Campari. Its richness is elegantly mellowed by the smooth sweetness of gomme syrup, making for a refreshingly complex beverage that intrigues with every sip. This cocktail expertly balances the vibrancy of its citrus elements with the depth of Campari, appealing to those who cherish a drink with bright zest and sophisticated bitterness.

Method
How to make a Colombo

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a highball glass over ice
Garnish with a couple of slices of orange and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of cocktail is a Colombo?

The Colombo is a cold, alcoholic cocktail known for its vibrant tartness and slight bitterness. It falls under the category of shaken cocktails and is characterized by its unique combination of citrus juices and Campari, complemented by a touch of sweetness from gomme syrup. It's served in a highball glass, making it a refreshing choice for those who appreciate a balance between bitter and sweet flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should the Colombo cocktail be served?

The Colombo cocktail should be served cold in a highball glass. The ingredients, including lime juice, orange juice, lemon juice, Campari, and gomme syrup, should be thoroughly shaken with ice to chill and slightly dilute the cocktail before straining it into the glass. This method ensures that the Colombo is refreshing and has the perfect balance of flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

Can the Colombo cocktail be considered a good choice for someone looking to enjoy a lower alcohol content drink?

Yes, the Colombo cocktail, with an alcohol content of 7.97%, can be considered a good choice for those seeking a beverage with a lower alcohol content compared to many other cocktails. Its composition, focusing on a sizeable volume of citrus juices alongside the alcoholic component Campari, provides a flavorful experience without a high alcohol content, making it suitable for social occasions where moderation is preferred.

FAQ

What does the addition of gomme syrup contribute to the Colombo cocktail?

Gomme syrup, a sweetener made from sugar and gum arabic, adds not only sweetness to the Colombo cocktail but also a silky, smooth texture. The syrup's viscosity enhances the mouthfeel of the drink, balancing the tartness and bitterness of the citrus juices and Campari. This ingredient is crucial for creating a well-rounded cocktail that's both pleasant to drink and complex in flavor.

FAQ

Is the Colombo cocktail typically shaken or stirred, and why?

The Colombo cocktail is typically shaken, not stirred. This preparation method is chosen to thoroughly mix the diverse components, including the viscosity of gomme syrup and the acidity of the citrus juices, into a cohesive, evenly chilled beverage. Shaking introduces aeration, breaking down the syrup and efficiently blending it with the liquors and juices, resulting in a vibrant, frothy, and well-incorporated drink that highlights the intended balance of flavors.

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