Causeway
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Causeway
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The Causeway cocktail is a refreshingly spicy and citrus-accented drink, perfect for those who appreciate a blend of sweet and zesty flavors. Named suggestively after a path or roadway, this ... more The Causeway cocktail is a refreshingly spicy and citrus-accented drink, perfect for those who appreciate a blend of sweet and zesty flavors. Named suggestively after a path or roadway, this beverage combines the rich, honeyed notes of Drambuie with the robust warmth of whiskey. Complemented by the tangy freshness of lemon juice and the spicy kick of ginger ale, the Causeway offers a complex taste profile. The subtle hints of orange and Angostura bitters add depth and an aromatic aspect to the drink, making it a well-rounded choice to enjoy in a tall, inviting highball glass. This cocktail is likely to appeal to those who enjoy a spirited yet balanced concoction with an invitingly varied palette of flavors.
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Drambuie
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Lime
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9.07% | 2.72 units *

Method
How to make a Causeway

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a cocktail shaker with ice add all the ingredients except the ginger ale, and shake well
Strain into an ice-filled highball glass
Top up with the ginger ale, garnish with a lime wedge and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the recommended method to combine the ingredients for a Causeway cocktail?

For the Causeway cocktail, the recommended preparation method involves shaking the whiskey, Drambuie, lemon juice, orange bitters, and Angostura bitters together with ice in a shaker. Then, strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice and top it up with ginger ale. This technique ensures a well-mixed, chilled, and refreshing cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use another type of whiskey in a Causeway if I don't have the specific one the recipe calls for?

Yes, you can use another type of whiskey in a Causeway cocktail if you don't have the specific one the recipe mentions. While the original recipe might call for a particular whiskey, such as a Scotch or a Bourbon, substituting it with another whiskey type you prefer or have on hand can introduce a new flavor profile to the cocktail. The key is to ensure that the whiskey’s characteristics complement the cocktail’s other ingredients.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Causeway cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve a Causeway cocktail is in a highball glass over ice, as recommended. The ice helps to keep the cocktail cold, which is essential for enjoying its nuanced flavors, especially the balance between the whiskey, Drambuie, and the citrusy notes from the lemon juice and bitters. Garnishing with a lemon twist or ginger slice can further enhance its aromatic presentation.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Causeway compare to other classic cocktails?

The Causeway has an alcohol content of approximately 9.07%, placing it on the lower end of the spectrum compared to some classic cocktails. For instance, a traditional Martini or Manhattan typically has an alcohol content around 30-35%, making the Causeway a lighter alternative. This makes it a good choice for those seeking a less potent option while still enjoying complex flavors.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What types of occasions are best suited for serving the Causeway cocktail?

The Causeway cocktail, with its refreshing and slightly sophisticated flavor profile, is suited for a variety of occasions. This cocktail shines as an aperitif or a welcome drink at casual gatherings, dinner parties, and cocktail hours. Its uniqueness and refreshing taste also make it a perfect choice for celebratory events or summer parties, where a lighter, flavorful cocktail is desired.

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