Awaiting Grace
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Awaiting Grace
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.67 / 5
Invented by New Zealand bartender Corban Hill for the 2003 Suntory Cocktail Championships in Christchurch, and named after his then-unborn child. Invented by New Zealand bartender Corban Hill for the 2003 Suntory Cocktail Championships in Christchurch, and named after his then-unborn child.
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Base ingredient
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Vanilla vodka
Alcohol content
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12% | 3.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
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60ml 2oz 6cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Awaiting Grace is a harmoniously sweet and fragrant cocktail, where the vanilla undertones of the vodka exquisitely meld with the zesty punch of Cointreau. The basil brings a refreshing, herby twist that cuts through the sweetness of the apple juice, creating a beautifully balanced sipping experience.

Method
How to make a Awaiting Grace

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the basil with the sugar in the bottom of a highball glass
Add a lime wedge before pouring in the spirits and adding ice
Top up with apple juice
Stir and serve
~ It is preferable to use cloudy apple juice for this recipe. ~

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·  Muddle  ·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to serve Awaiting Grace?

Awaiting Grace should be served cold in a highball glass. After stirring the ingredients gently with ice to chill the cocktail, it's recommended to strain the mixture into the glass and then top up with apple juice for the best balance of flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of vodka for vanilla vodka in Awaiting Grace?

While vanilla vodka contributes a unique flavor profile to Awaiting Grace, you can substitute it with regular vodka if needed. For a similar taste, consider adding a small amount of vanilla extract or using a vanilla-infused simple syrup as an alternative.

FAQ

Is Awaiting Grace suitable for a cocktail party?

Absolutely! With its elegant presentation and refreshing flavor, Awaiting Grace is perfect for cocktail parties. Its moderate alcohol content makes it a great option for guests who prefer a less potent drink, and the combination of Cointreau, vanilla vodka, and apple juice offers a sophisticated taste.

FAQ

What is the significance of the basil leaves in Awaiting Grace?

Basil leaves add a fresh, herbaceous element to Awaiting Grace, balancing the sweetness of the sugar and apple juice. They also contribute to the cocktail's aroma, enhancing the overall drinking experience. It’s important to gently bruise the basil leaves before adding them to release their essential oils.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the sweetness of Awaiting Grace?

To adjust the sweetness of Awaiting Grace, you can vary the amount of sugar according to your taste. Start with less sugar than the recipe calls for and taste as you go, adding more if necessary. The sweetness can also be balanced by the tartness of the apple juice, so choosing a less sweet apple juice is another way to adjust the overall sweetness.

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