Alamo
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Alamo
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The Alamo cocktail is a simple yet invigorating mix that marries the warmth of whiskey with the tangy, citrusy sharpness of grapefruit juice. Traditionally served in a lowball glass, this ... more The Alamo cocktail is a simple yet invigorating mix that marries the warmth of whiskey with the tangy, citrusy sharpness of grapefruit juice. Traditionally served in a lowball glass, this beverage is stirred over ice, ensuring a cold, refreshing experience with each sip. With a relatively modest alcohol content of 10%, the Alamo offers a mellow balance that is suitable for sipping, making it an enjoyable choice for those who appreciate a cocktail that leans towards the zesty and slightly sweet flavor profile, accented by the subtle, oaky undertones of whiskey.
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Cocktail cherry
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10% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Alamo

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour Southern Comfort into a whisky tumbler over ice
Add grapefruit juice and stir
Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve
~ Optionally you can sugar coat the rim of the glass. ~

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·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute whiskey in the Alamo cocktail with another type of alcohol?

Yes, while whiskey provides a distinct flavor to the Alamo cocktail, you can substitute it with dark rum or bourbon for a different taste profile. Each will lend its own unique characteristics to the drink.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Alamo cocktail?

A slice of grapefruit or a twist of grapefruit peel makes an excellent garnish for the Alamo cocktail. They complement the grapefruit juice in the drink and add a nice visual appeal.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Alamo cocktail?

The Alamo cocktail is best served in a lowball glass over ice. Ensure the ingredients are well-stirred but not shaken, to preserve the texture and flavor of the whiskey and grapefruit juice blend.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of an Alamo compare to a standard cocktail?

The Alamo has a relatively low alcohol content of 10%, which is lower than many standard cocktails that can range from 15% to 30% alcohol by volume. It makes the Alamo a lighter option suitable for those preferring a milder cocktail.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with the Alamo cocktail?

The citrus notes of the Alamo cocktail pair well with seafood dishes, grilled meats, or spicy appetizers. The refreshing grapefruit flavor can balance rich flavors or complement lighter fare.

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