The Philosopher Abroad
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The Philosopher Abroad
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.68 / 5
Creator: Fabrizio Ottaviani, Italian novelist with a philosophical background. Creator: Fabrizio Ottaviani, Italian novelist with a philosophical background.
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White rum
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12.53% | 2.82 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a The Philosopher Abroad

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into an old fashioned glass and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake 'The Philosopher Abroad' cocktail to ensure the flavors are well blended?

To properly shake 'The Philosopher Abroad', first, fill a cocktail shaker about halfway with ice cubes. Then, add the lime juice, white rum, sugar syrup, Campari, and tropical juice. Secure the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This ensures that the ingredients are well chilled, mixed, and aerated, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve 'The Philosopher Abroad' to enhance its presentation and taste?

The best way to serve 'The Philosopher Abroad' is in a whisky glass, as recommended. For an enhanced presentation, consider adding a large ice cube to the glass before pouring the shaken mixture over it. Garnish with a lime wheel or an orange slice to add a pop of color and a hint of extra flavor.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can any of the ingredients in 'The Philosopher Abroad' be substituted without drastically changing the flavor profile?

Yes, if needed, Campari can be substituted with Aperol for a slightly sweeter and less bitter taste. If tropical juice is not available, a blend of pineapple, mango, and a splash of orange juice can be used as a homemade alternative. These substitutions should retain the cocktail's tropical and slightly bitter flavor profile while offering a slight variation.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of 'The Philosopher Abroad' compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 12.53%, 'The Philosopher Abroad' falls within the lower to mid-range of alcohol content for cocktails. Standard cocktails typically range from 10% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV), depending on the type and proportions of ingredients used. Therefore, this cocktail is moderately strong, making it suitable for sipping over an extended period.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What types of food pair well with 'The Philosopher Abroad'?

Given its tropical and slightly bitter flavor profile, 'The Philosopher Abroad' pairs well with seafood dishes, such as grilled shrimp or fish tacos. It also complements spicy Asian cuisine, like Thai or Indonesian, where the sweetness and acidity can balance the heat. For a lighter option, consider serving with a fresh fruit platter or citrus-based desserts to echo its fruity notes.

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