Cherub's Cup
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Cherub's Cup
Cocktail recipe

Rating

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The Cherub's Cup is an elegant and refreshing cocktail that offers a harmonious blend of fruity and floral notes, making it an ideal choice for warm weather occasions. Its base ... more The Cherub's Cup is an elegant and refreshing cocktail that offers a harmonious blend of fruity and floral notes, making it an ideal choice for warm weather occasions. Its base consists of a smooth gin complemented by the delicate sweetness of elderflower liqueur, while the inclusion of fresh lemon juice adds a vibrant citrusy zing. With the addition of muddled strawberries, there's a subtle berry undertone that pairs beautifully with the sophisticated touch of a rosé wine. Served in a highball glass, this cocktail presents a beautiful balance of flavors and is often garnished with a strawberry, enhancing its lovely summery appeal.
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Gin
Garnish
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Strawberry
Alcohol content
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16.46% | 4.94 units *

Method
How to make a Cherub's Cup

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the strawberry in a cocktail shaker and add the sugar syrup, lemon juice, gin and St-Germain
Shake with ice until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted, then strain into a highball glass with ice
Top up with the rosé wine and garnish with a strawberry before serving

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

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly combine the ingredients for a Cherub's Cup?

To properly combine the ingredients for a Cherub's Cup, begin by muddling the strawberries in the bottom of the shaker to release their flavors. Add the lemon juice, sugar syrup, gin, and elderflower liqueur to the shaker with ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice, then top up with rose wine. This method ensures a well-mixed cocktail with a harmonious blend of flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some creative ways to garnish a Cherub's Cup?

For a visually appealing Cherub's Cup, consider garnishing with a fresh strawberry slice on the rim of the glass or floating a few small strawberry pieces on top. Additionally, a sprig of mint or a twist of lemon peel can add a touch of elegance and a hint of extra flavor. Edible flowers, specifically rose petals, can also complement the rose wine and enhance the cocktail's aesthetic.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Cherub's Cup, and how can it be made?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of the Cherub's Cup. Replace the gin with a non-alcoholic gin alternative and the elderflower liqueur with elderflower cordial. Instead of rose wine, use a non-alcoholic sparkling wine or sparkling grape juice. Keep the rest of the ingredients the same. This version maintains the original's flavor profile, making it enjoyable for those avoiding alcohol.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal setting or occasion for serving the Cherub's Cup?

The Cherub's Cup, with its elegant appearance and refreshing taste, is ideal for special occasions like Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or spring and summer garden parties. Its romantic name and beautiful presentation make it a great choice for intimate gatherings or as a signature cocktail at weddings.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another fruit for strawberries in the Cherub's Cup?

Yes, while strawberries offer a classic flavor and color, you can substitute them with other berries, such as raspberries or blackberries, for a different twist on the Cherub's Cup. The substitution may slightly alter the cocktail's taste and appearance, but it will still provide a delicious and refreshing experience. Adjust the sweetness with additional sugar syrup if necessary, depending on the fruit's natural sweetness.

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