Golden Tree
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Golden Tree
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.36 / 5
Created by Moritz Niederstrasser, Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt. Created by Moritz Niederstrasser, Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt.
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Dark rum
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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28.54% | 3.03 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Golden Tree is a sumptuous dance of bold and exotic flavors, setting itself apart with its intricate combination of Cointreau and dark rum as a robust base, complemented by the warmth of cinnamon and the sophistication of vanilla liqueur. The addition of egg white offers a silky mouthfeel, while dashes of chocolate bitters and lime juice intricately balance the sweet with the zesty, making each sip a rich and evocative experience.

Method
How to make a Golden Tree

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the cinnamon in the bottom of a cocktail shaker before adding the rest of the ingredients
Shake hard until the outside of the cocktail shaker becomes frosted
Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with an orange twist and serve
~ The recipe calls for one stick of cinnamon and three dashes of chocolate bitters. ~

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

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Double  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve the Golden Tree cocktail?

The Golden Tree cocktail, with its rich blend of dark rum, Cointreau, and aromatic spices like cinnamon, along with the luxurious touch of chocolate bitters and vanilla liqueur, is perfect for celebratory occasions or sophisticated gatherings. Its warm, complex flavors make it especially suitable for autumn or winter events, providing a cozy and festive ambiance.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Golden Tree cocktail?

Yes, substitutions can be made, though they might slightly alter the taste profile. If Cointreau is unavailable, any high-quality triple sec or orange liqueur can be used as a substitute. Similarly, if dark rum is not on hand, a spiced rum could add an interesting twist. For those who wish to avoid egg white, aquafaba is a great vegan alternative that provides a similar frothy texture.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How can I garnish the Golden Tree cocktail?

A cinnamon stick or a thin twist of orange peel can make an elegant garnish for the Golden Tree, complementing its spicy and citrus notes. Additionally, grating a bit of dark chocolate on top or a dusting of cinnamon powder can enhance its visual appeal and aromatic experience.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Golden Tree cocktail?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version can be crafted by substituting the dark rum and Cointreau with non-alcoholic alternatives or by using a dark rum extract and orange extract for the flavoring. The vanilla liqueur can be replaced with a vanilla-flavored syrup. Chocolate bitters may also be available in non-alcoholic versions or can be omitted for a slightly different taste profile.

FAQ

How does the inclusion of egg white affect the Golden Tree cocktail?

The inclusion of egg white in the Golden Tree cocktail serves to add a luxurious, silky texture and a smooth, frothy top when shaken vigorously. This method, known as a 'dry shake', helps emulsify the egg white, creating a richer mouthfeel and balancing the strong flavors of the rum and liqueurs, resulting in a more rounded and enjoyable drinking experience.

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