Last Drop
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Last Drop
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.92 / 5
The Last Drop is a visually striking cocktail that combines the dry, juniper-forward notes of gin with the tartness of sour mix, culminating in a refreshingly sharp yet complex flavor ... more The Last Drop is a visually striking cocktail that combines the dry, juniper-forward notes of gin with the tartness of sour mix, culminating in a refreshingly sharp yet complex flavor profile. The addition of crème de cassis, a sweet blackcurrant liqueur, not only introduces a touch of fruity sweetness but also creates an aesthetic gradient as the dense liqueur settles at the bottom of the glass. Served in an elegant cocktail glass, the Last Drop promises a layered drinking experience where the initial sips are dominated by the botanicals of gin and the sour tang of the mix, gradually giving way to the rich, berry-like finish of the cassis as one reaches the end of the drink. The cocktail offers a balance of flavors that can appeal to those who appreciate a drink with both a spirited kick and a hint of dessert-like indulgence.
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25% | 3 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Last Drop combines the herbal botanic qualities of gin with the sweetness of crème de cassis and the zing of sour mix in a sophisticated manner. The drink's progression from tart to sweet seduces the palate, making this an intriguing choice for those who appreciate a cocktail with dynamic flavor shifts.

Method
How to make a Last Drop

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the gin and sour mix to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Drip about ten drops of cassis into the centre of the glass causing it to pool at the bottom, then serve

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·  Sour  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Last Drop compare to other classic cocktails?

The Last Drop has an alcohol content of 25%, which puts it in the mid-range of alcohol content for cocktails. It's slightly higher than a classic Mojito (around 15% alcohol by volume) but lower than a Martini, which can range from 30% to 40% alcohol by volume depending on how it's made. This makes the Last Drop a moderately strong drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for Creme De Cassis if I don't have it for the Last Drop cocktail?

Yes, if you don't have Creme De Cassis, you can substitute it with Chambord, which is a raspberry liqueur, for a similar berry flavor profile. Alternatively, a blackberry liqueur can also work as a substitute to maintain the fruity sweetness that complements the gin and sour mix.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for the Last Drop cocktail?

For the Last Drop cocktail, consider garnishing with a lemon twist or a few fresh berries (such as raspberries or blackberries) to echo the cassis's fruit notes. A sprig of mint could also add a refreshing aroma and vibrant color contrast.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Last Drop to enhance its flavors?

The Last Drop should ideally be served in a chilled cocktail glass to maintain its cold temperature, enhancing the crisp and refreshing qualities of the drink. Be sure to shake the ingredients with ice to properly mix and chill before straining into the glass. This method also adds a slight dilution, which can help to mellow the gin and integrate the flavors.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What foods pair well with the Last Drop cocktail?

Given its blend of gin, creme de cassis, and sour mix, the Last Drop pairs well with light appetizers or seafood dishes. Consider serving with smoked salmon canapés, shrimp cocktail, or a fresh goat cheese salad with berries to complement the cocktail's fruity and sour notes.

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