Jersey
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Jersey
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.35 / 5
Devised by Ron Oliver, head bartender at The Diamond. Devised by Ron Oliver, head bartender at The Diamond.
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Brandy
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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36.46% | 2.22 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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7.5ml ¼oz 0.8cl
Dash Dash Dash
Dash Dash Dash
7.5ml ¼oz 0.8cl
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
Dash Dash Dash

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Jersey cocktail is a bold tapestry of rich flavors, with the soothing warmth of bourbon seamlessly interwoven with the sharp, citrusy notes of Cointreau and orange bitters, all while the brandy's subtle sweetness dances gracefully with a hint of vanilla syrup. The addition of red wine introduces a delightful complexity, balancing the robust spirit-forward base with its fruity notes, creating a multi-layered drinking experience that is both refined and intriguing.

Method
How to make a Jersey

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice, stir to chill then strain into a rocks glass filled with ice
Garnish with an orange twist and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to serve a Jersey cocktail?

The Jersey cocktail is best served cold in a lowball glass. It's important to stir the ingredients, rather than shake, to ensure the delicate balance of flavors is maintained, and to achieve the smooth, rich texture that characterizes this drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Jersey cocktail for similar effects?

Yes, substitutions can be made, though they may slightly alter the taste profile. For instance, if you don't have brandy, you might use a different type of brandy or a mild whiskey. Instead of Cointreau, other orange-flavored liqueurs like Triple Sec can work. If bourbon is not available, another type of whiskey might suffice. However, these substitutions may slightly change the flavor and alcohol content of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Jersey cocktail compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 36.46%, the Jersey cocktail falls into the category of stronger cocktails. Most standard cocktails range between 10% and 40% alcohol by volume (ABV), so the Jersey is at the higher end of the scale, making it a potent choice best enjoyed slowly.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What makes the Jersey cocktail unique compared to other bourbon-based cocktails?

What sets the Jersey cocktail apart is its unique combination of a strong bourbon base with the rich, fruitiness of red wine, and the added complexity of brandy. The dashes of vanilla syrup, Cointreau, and orange bitters introduce a blend of sweet, citrus, and bitter notes, creating a complex but highly enjoyable flavor profile that's unusual for bourbon-centric cocktails.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Jersey cocktail for teetotalers?

While the original Jersey cocktail is alcoholic, a non-alcoholic version can be created by substituting the bourbon, brandy, and red wine with non-alcoholic spirit alternatives, and non-alcoholic red wine. Use a non-alcoholic orange bitters or an orange extract for the Cointreau, and continue to include the dash of vanilla syrup. This version will mimic the complex flavors of the original while being completely alcohol-free.

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