First and Ten
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First and Ten
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The First and Ten cocktail is a vibrant, citrus-forward drink that is both refreshing and complex in flavor. With a mix of lime, pineapple, orange, cranberry, lemon, and grapefruit juices, ... more The First and Ten cocktail is a vibrant, citrus-forward drink that is both refreshing and complex in flavor. With a mix of lime, pineapple, orange, cranberry, lemon, and grapefruit juices, the cocktail offers a delightful symphony of tart and sweet notes, complemented by the botanical undertones from the gin. The combination of these fruit juices not only contributes to a multi-layered taste profile but also gives the drink a beautiful, colorful appearance. The addition of dark rum introduces a hint of richness and depth, while the soda water provides a bubbly lightness, making the First and Ten an ideal choice for those who appreciate a fruity yet balanced beverage. Served in a highball glass, the drink is an appealing option for social gatherings or as a celebratory sipper during sporting events.
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6% | 1.8 units *

Method
How to make a First and Ten

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients except the rum, soda and grenadine in a (large) cocktail shaker with ice
Strain into an ice-filled highball glass, top up with the grenadine and soda water, before floating a layer of rum on top and serving
~ Adjust a the gin amount to taste. ~

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

·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Layer  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly combine the multiple juices and alcoholic components in the First and Ten cocktail?

The First and Ten cocktail, being a shaken cocktail, requires you to add all the liquid ingredients including lime juice, pineapple juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, lemon juice, gin, dark rum, soda water, grenadine, and grapefruit juice into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well until the mixture is well chilled. Then, strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice, topping it up with soda water if needed. This method ensures a uniform and refreshing taste throughout.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the First and Ten to enhance its aesthetic appeal?

To enhance the aesthetic appeal of the First and Ten, use a highball glass for a tall and elegant presentation. Garnish with a slice of orange or a twist of citrus peel to add a pop of color and to complement the citrus flavors of the cocktail. A sprig of mint can also be added for an aromatic touch. Serving the cocktail with a colorful straw or a cocktail umbrella can further enhance its visual appeal and add a fun element to the presentation.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the First and Ten compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The First and Ten cocktail has an alcohol content of 6%, which is relatively low compared to many standard cocktails that can range from 10% to 25% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the First and Ten a lighter option, ideal for those who prefer a cocktail with a lower alcohol concentration. Its refreshing mix of juices and a modest amount of gin and a dash of dark rum contribute to its lower alcohol content, making it suitable for social gatherings where guests prefer not to consume high-alcohol drinks.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Are there any substitutions for gin in the First and Ten for someone who doesn't enjoy gin?

For those who prefer not to use gin in the First and Ten cocktail, a good substitution would be vodka, as it is neutral in flavor and can blend well with the multiple juice components without altering the cocktail's character significantly. Another option could be tequila, for a slight twist and a more pronounced flavor that still harmonizes with the citrusy and fruity profile of the cocktail.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the First and Ten suitable for individuals following a gluten-free diet?

The First and Ten cocktail, primarily composed of fruit juices and alcohol, is generally suitable for individuals on a gluten-free diet. Most gins and rums are distilled from gluten-containing grains, but the distillation process typically removes gluten proteins, making them gluten-free. However, individuals with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should verify the gluten-free status of the specific brands of gin and dark rum used in the cocktail to ensure they meet their dietary needs.

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