Mrs Robinson
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Mrs Robinson
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4.3 / 5
Mrs Robinson is a sophisticated and elegant cocktail that pays tribute to the iconic character from the 1967 film "The Graduate." This cocktail combines the bold flavors of bourbon with ... more Mrs Robinson is a sophisticated and elegant cocktail that pays tribute to the iconic character from the 1967 film "The Graduate." This cocktail combines the bold flavors of bourbon with the sweet and tart notes of raspberry and lemon, creating a dynamic and well-balanced drink. The addition of creme de framboise adds a subtle floral and fruity essence to the cocktail, while the splash of soda water elevates the flavors and adds a refreshing fizz. The touch of sugar syrup brings a touch of sweetness, making this cocktail a perfect balance of flavors. Served over ice and garnished with fresh raspberries, Mrs Robinson is a perfect choice for a classy evening cocktail.
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Bourbon
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Raspberry
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12.39% | 2.85 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Mrs Robinson cocktail masterfully utilizes the robust warmth of bourbon contrasted by the sharp brightness of lemon and raspberry. Its silkiness from the creme de framboise paired with the gentle fizz of soda water crafts an elegantly layered drink that dances smoothly between sweet, tart, and strong notes, making it as complex and intriguing as its namesake.

Method
How to make a Mrs Robinson

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the raspberries in a cocktail shaker before adding the other ingredients (except the soda water) and ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds then strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass before topping up with soda water
Garnish with raspberries and serve with straws

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

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to serve the Mrs Robinson cocktail?

The Mrs Robinson cocktail is best served cold in a whisky glass. It is recommended to first shake the ingredients, except for the soda water, with ice. Strain the mixture into the glass filled with ice and then top it up with soda water. This method ensures the cocktail is perfectly chilled and combines the flavors well.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Mrs Robinson cocktail for alternatives?

Yes, substitutions can be made, though they may change the taste profile of the cocktail. If Creme De Framboise is not available, you might use another raspberry liqueur or a raspberry-flavored syrup as a non-alcoholic substitute, but adjust the sweetness accordingly. For bourbon, a different type of whiskey can be used, though it will alter the cocktail's traditional flavor. Fresh raspberries are essential for the authentic taste, but in a pinch, frozen raspberries can be used.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

What does the alcohol content of 12.39% in the Mrs Robinson cocktail imply?

The alcohol content of 12.39% means that out of the total volume of the cocktail, 12.39% is pure alcohol. This measurement gives you an idea of the strength of the drink. The Mrs Robinson, with this level of alcohol, is relatively moderate in strength, making it suitable for those who prefer a not too strong cocktail.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the sweetness of the Mrs Robinson cocktail?

To adjust the sweetness of the Mrs Robinson cocktail, you can vary the amount of sugar syrup according to your preference. Increasing the syrup will make the drink sweeter, while reducing it will decrease the sweetness. Additionally, the ripeness of the raspberries can also affect the sweetness, with riper berries contributing more natural sugars to the drink.

FAQ

What makes the Mrs Robinson cocktail unique?

The unique aspect of the Mrs Robinson cocktail lies in its combination of ingredients, offering a balance between the sweetness of the sugar syrup and Creme De Framboise, the acidity of the lemon juice, and the robust flavor of bourbon, enhanced by the freshness of raspberries. This mix, topped with soda water, creates a refreshing and complex drink that stands out for its flavorful depth and textural contrasts.

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