Young Man Cocktail
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Young Man Cocktail
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.57 / 5
Featured in Harry Craddock’s 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' from 1930. Featured in Harry Craddock’s 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' from 1930.
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Base ingredient
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Cognac
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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30.2% | 2.27 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Young Man Cocktail

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a cherry and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of taste does the Young Man Cocktail offer?

The Young Man Cocktail offers a rich, complex flavor profile. The cognac provides a warm, fruity base, complemented by the herbal and slightly sweet notes of the red vermouth. The dash of Angostura bitters adds a layer of spice and bitterness, creating a balanced and sophisticated taste. The addition of orange liqueur brings a subtle citrus sweetness, enhancing the cocktail's overall depth and aroma.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should the Young Man Cocktail be served for the best experience?

For the best experience, the Young Man Cocktail should be served in a chilled cocktail glass. The drink is stirred, not shaken, to preserve the clarity and nuanced flavors of the ingredients. Serving it cold ensures that the complex flavors are enjoyed at their best. Optionally, garnishing with an orange twist can add a decorative touch and a hint of additional citrus aroma.

FAQ

Can the Young Man Cocktail be considered a good choice for someone new to cognac-based drinks?

Yes, the Young Man Cocktail can be an excellent introduction to cognac-based drinks. With a combination of cognac, red vermouth, Angostura bitters, and orange liqueur, it provides a well-rounded exploration of cognac's versatility without overwhelming the palate. The balanced blend of sweetness, bitterness, and fruitiness makes it accessible and enjoyable even for those new to cognac.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to enjoy a Young Man Cocktail?

The Young Man Cocktail, with its sophisticated profile, is perfectly suited for a variety of occasions. It's an excellent choice for a pre-dinner drink, as its complexity and bitterness can stimulate the appetite. It also fits well into a refined social gathering or a celebratory event, providing a touch of elegance and a conversation starter. Ultimately, its versatility makes it a great choice for any moment that calls for a refined and flavorful drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

Is it possible to adjust the alcohol content in the Young Man Cocktail without significantly altering its taste?

Yes, it is possible to adjust the alcohol content in the Young Man Cocktail without significantly altering its taste, but care must be taken. To reduce the alcohol content, you can slightly increase the proportion of red vermouth or add a bit more orange liqueur while reducing the cognac amount accordingly. This adjustment can maintain the balance of flavors while lowering the overall alcohol volume. Conversely, increasing the alcohol content can be achieved by adding more cognac, but this should be done judiciously to keep the cocktail's sophisticated balance.

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