Morning Glory
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Morning Glory
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4.35 / 5
The Morning Glory cocktail is a classic concoction that dates back to the 19th century. It is a sophisticated blend that combines the rich warmth of cognac with the citrusy ... more The Morning Glory cocktail is a classic concoction that dates back to the 19th century. It is a sophisticated blend that combines the rich warmth of cognac with the citrusy sharpness of fresh lemon juice. The addition of orange liqueur adds a fruity complexity, while absinthe brings an herbaceous undertone and a hint of mystique to the drink. A touch of sugar syrup provides a balanced sweetness, and the Angostura bitters contribute a subtle spiced flavor that ties all the components together. Served in a lowball glass, the Morning Glory is emblematic of the grandeur of old-time mixology and is known for its smooth, well-rounded character—a delightful choice to start the day or as an elegant nightcap.
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Absinthe
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Cocktail cherry, lemon
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22.16% | 1.79 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Morning Glory cocktail is a splendid dance of traditional and bold flavors, beautifully marrying the warmth of cognac with the zesty brightness of lemon juice and orange liqueur. The intriguing hint of absinthe adds a layer of complexity, while the Angostura bitters and a dash of sugar syrup weave together these distinct notes into a smooth, harmonious libation that's both stimulating and refined.

Method
How to make a Morning Glory

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes
Shake well and strain into a lowball glass
Top up with chilled water as required
Garnish with a cherry and a lemon zest twist and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Zest  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve the Morning Glory cocktail?

The Morning Glory cocktail, with its rich flavors and invigorating citrus notes, is perfect for brunch occasions or a refreshing start to the morning. Its name hints at its suitability for early enjoyment, making it a sophisticated choice for special breakfasts or early celebrations.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Morning Glory compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 22.16%, the Morning Glory is moderately strong compared to many other cocktails. It is stronger than light cocktails like the Mimosa, which typically sits around 10%, but less potent than high-alcohol content drinks like the Martini, which can exceed 30% alcohol by volume. This makes it an excellent choice for those seeking a balanced option.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Morning Glory?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of the Morning Glory by substituting the cognac and orange liqueur with non-alcoholic alternatives, such as non-alcoholic brandy or an orange-based syrup, and leaving out the absinthe entirely. You'll retain the citrus flavors while removing the alcohol.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish goes best with the Morning Glory cocktail?

A classic garnish for the Morning Glory is an orange slice or a lemon twist. These citrus garnishes complement the lemon juice and orange liqueur in the cocktail, enhancing its aroma and adding a touch of elegance to its presentation.

FAQ

How significant is the role of absinthe in the Morning Glory?

The teaspoon of absinthe in the Morning Glory plays a crucial yet subtle role. Although used sparingly, absinthe adds a unique herbaceous flavor and a hint of complexity to the cocktail, setting it apart from other cognac-based drinks. Its inclusion is a nod to the classic cocktail craftsmanship, enriching the overall taste profile without overpowering the other ingredients.

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