Rochester
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Rochester
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.82 / 5
This coktail was devised in honour of Jerry Thomas, the classic American bartender. ~ Robert Hess This coktail was devised in honour of Jerry Thomas, the classic American bartender. ~ Robert Hess
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Absinthe
Alcohol content
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30.7% | 3.47 units *

Method
How to make a Rochester

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the spirits with a couple of dashes of Angostura bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake up and strain into a chilled cocktail glass before serving

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

·  Bitters  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake a Rochester cocktail?

To properly shake a Rochester cocktail, fill a shaker with ice and add the measured amounts of absinthe, Angostura bitters, rye whiskey, Dubonnet, and vanilla liqueur. Secure the lid or shaker tin on top and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker feels cold. Straining into a chilled cocktail glass ensures a smooth texture and proper chilling.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of whiskey in place of rye whiskey for the Rochester cocktail?

Yes, you can use a different type of whiskey in place of rye whiskey for the Rochester cocktail. Bourbon is a good alternative, offering a slightly sweeter profile. Just be mindful that the change may slightly alter the intended flavor profile of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Rochester cocktail?

The best way to serve a Rochester cocktail is in a chilled cocktail glass to preserve its cold temperature. For an elegant presentation, you might garnish the drink with a twist of lemon or orange peel to accentuate its aromatics and give a subtle visual appeal.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Rochester compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The Rochester has an alcohol content of 30.7%, which is slightly higher than the average cocktail, typically ranging from 20% to 30% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the Rochester a moderately strong drink, so it should be enjoyed responsibly.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What role does the Dubonnet play in the Rochester cocktail?

In the Rochester cocktail, Dubonnet acts as both a sweetener and a flavor enhancer. It brings a unique blend of bitterness, spices, and a subtle fruity note, which complements the rye whiskey's spice and the herbal notes of absinthe. It helps balance the cocktail and adds complexity to its flavor profile.

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