Seattle Southside
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Seattle Southside
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The Seattle Southside is a refreshing cocktail that pays homage to the vibrant culture of Seattle with its combination of citrus and botanical flavors. The base of the drink is ... more The Seattle Southside is a refreshing cocktail that pays homage to the vibrant culture of Seattle with its combination of citrus and botanical flavors. The base of the drink is a robust gin, which is complemented by the tartness of fresh lemon juice and the sweet, fruity notes of pear liqueur. The result is a harmoniously balanced cocktail with a crisp and invigorating taste profile. Served in a classic cocktail glass, the Seattle Southside presents an elegant appearance, often garnished with a sprig of mint to enhance its visual appeal and add a subtle hint of additional aroma. This cocktail is a delightful choice for those who enjoy a drink that embraces both the spirit of the Pacific Northwest and the sophistication of a well-crafted gin-based beverage.
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Mint
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36.4% | 5.46 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Seattle Southside cocktail beautifully melds the sharpness of lemon juice with the sweet, floral undertones of pear liqueur, creating an intriguing dance of flavors that invigorates the palate. The robust gin base provides a perfect platform for these flavors, ensuring a refreshing yet nuanced drink that is ideal for capturing the essence of Seattle’s lively culture.

Method
How to make a Seattle Southside

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients 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
Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of gin is best to use in the Seattle Southside cocktail?

For the Seattle Southside cocktail, a dry gin is typically recommended due to its clean, crisp flavors which complement the lemon juice and pear liqueur without overpowering them. However, feel free to experiment with different types of gin, such as a botanical or floral gin, to suit your taste preferences.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the pear liqueur with something else in the Seattle Southside?

Yes, if pear liqueur is not available, you can substitute it with another fruit liqueur that has a similar sweetness and flavor profile, such as apple liqueur. Keep in mind that substituting ingredients will change the original flavor of the cocktail, so it might not taste exactly the same as with pear liqueur.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to chill the cocktail glass for the Seattle Southside?

The best way to chill the cocktail glass for the Seattle Southside is by placing it in the freezer for at least 20 minutes before serving. Alternatively, you can fill the glass with ice and water and let it sit for a few minutes to chill before emptying it and pouring in the cocktail.

FAQ

Is the Seattle Southside cocktail strong?

With an alcohol content of 36.4%, the Seattle Southside is considered to be a relatively strong cocktail. Its strength mainly comes from the gin and pear liqueur. The overall effect is balanced by the tartness of the lemon juice, making it an enjoyable drink with a noticeable but pleasant kick.

FAQ

How do I properly shake the ingredients for the Seattle Southside?

To properly shake the ingredients for the Seattle Southside cocktail, fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add the gin, pear liqueur, and lemon juice to the shaker. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to chill and mix the ingredients well. Strain the mixture into your chilled cocktail glass.

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