Primrose
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Primrose
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Rating

4.39 / 5
The Primrose cocktail is a bright and botanical blend perfect for those who appreciate a harmonious mix of fruit and floral notes. Lemon juice provides a citrusy zing, balanced by ... more The Primrose cocktail is a bright and botanical blend perfect for those who appreciate a harmonious mix of fruit and floral notes. Lemon juice provides a citrusy zing, balanced by the dryness of gin and the unique bitter-sweetness of Aperol. Elderflower liqueur adds a fragrant sweetness that complements the subtle fruitiness drawn from peach bitters, although the recipe calls for a negligible amount. Served in an elegant cocktail glass, the Primrose is a captivating choice for an aperitif or a sophisticated social sipper, combining complexity with refreshing flavors.
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Dry gin
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21.9% | 2.47 units *

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Ingredients

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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Primrose cocktail is a delightful symphony of botanical and fruity notes, where the dryness of the gin smartly counters the sweet floral hints of elderflower liqueur. The interplay between the tartness of lemon juice and the subtle bitterness of Aperol enriches the flavor profile, making this cocktail a refreshing and sophisticated choice for those who appreciate complexity in their sips.

Method
How to make a Primrose

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Combine all the ingredients over ice in a mixing glass and stir
Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the flavor profile of the Primrose cocktail?

The Primrose cocktail offers a harmonious blend of flavors. The lemon juice provides a bright acidity, balancing the botanical notes of dry gin and the subtle bitterness of Aperol. Elderflower liqueur adds a floral sweetness, and a dash of peach bitters introduces a fruity undertone, creating a complex and refreshing taste.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can the Primrose cocktail be customized for a sweeter taste?

Yes, the Primrose cocktail can be easily customized for those who prefer a sweeter profile. One way to achieve this is by increasing the amount of elderflower liqueur slightly, as it brings a natural floral sweetness. Alternatively, a small amount of simple syrup can be added to taste, ensuring the cocktail remains balanced without overpowering the other flavors.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of glass is best suited for serving the Primrose, and why?

The Primrose cocktail is best served in a cocktail glass, often known as a martini glass. The choice of this glass is not only for aesthetic appeal but also functional; its wide brim allows the aroma of the cocktail to be fully appreciated, enhancing the drinking experience, while its stemmed design keeps the cocktail at its intended cold temperature longer by minimizing hand contact with the glass.

FAQ

Is the Primrose cocktail suitable for all seasons?

While the Primrose cocktail, with its refreshing and floral notes, might seem particularly suited to spring and summer, its versatility and balanced flavor profile make it enjoyable year-round. The warmth from the gin and the hint of bitterness from the Aperol can also lend a charming quality that matches the coziness of autumn and winter evenings.

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How do the ingredients in the Primrose cocktail contribute to its alcohol content?

The alcohol content in the Primrose cocktail, marked at 21.9%, is primarily contributed by its base spirits: dry gin, Aperol, and elderflower liqueur. Dry gin, usually around 40% ABV, serves as the cocktail's foundation, providing a significant portion of the alcohol. Aperol, with a lower ABV of around 11%, and elderflower liqueur, typically around 15-20% ABV, add complexity and flavor while contributing to the overall alcohol content. The precision in their proportions ensures a balanced and enjoyable drink experience.

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