Something Red
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Something Red
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.12 / 5
Invented by Cooper Tardivel from Hawksworth Bar in Vancouver, this gin drink was featured in British Columbia Liquor's Taste Magazine. Invented by Cooper Tardivel from Hawksworth Bar in Vancouver, this gin drink was featured in British Columbia Liquor's Taste Magazine.
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Brandy
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Strawberry
Alcohol content
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25.71% | 2.52 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

'Something Red' masterfully bridges the aromatic intensity of aniseed liqueur with the robust flavors of brandy and gin, creating a complex, yet harmoniously layered palate experience. The sharpness of lemon juice perfectly balances the sweet hint of strawberry syrup, resulting in a refreshingly sophisticated cocktail that's both alluring and vibrant in taste.

Method
How to make a Something Red

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a strawberry slice and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Something Red cocktail to enhance its flavor?

The best way to serve the Something Red cocktail is chilled in a cocktail glass. Ensure the drink is well shaken with ice before straining it into the glass to retain its crispness and to fully blend the unique flavors of brandy, aniseed liqueur, lemon juice, gin, and strawberry syrup. A cold serving temperature highlights the cocktail's refreshing and complex flavor profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish complements the Something Red cocktail?

A fresh strawberry slice or a lemon twist makes an excellent garnish for the Something Red cocktail. The vibrant color of the strawberry enhances the visual appeal of the drink, while a lemon twist adds an aromatic zest that complements the citrus notes from the lemon juice, balancing the sweet and fragrant qualities of the drink.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Something Red cocktail, and how can it be prepared?

Yes, you can prepare a non-alcoholic variation of the Something Red cocktail by substituting the alcoholic components with non-alcoholic alternatives. Use a non-alcoholic spirit in place of gin and brandy, and omit the aniseed liqueur or replace it with an aniseed-flavored syrup. Maintain the proportions of lemon juice and strawberry syrup to retain the cocktail's signature flavor profile. This variation allows everyone to enjoy the refreshing taste of Something Red without the alcohol content.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Something Red cocktail compare to other classic cocktails?

The Something Red cocktail has an alcohol content of 25.71%, which places it in the mid-range compared to other classic cocktails. For example, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 26%-30%, while a Manhattan has an alcohol content around 30%-35%. Therefore, the Something Red is slightly lighter in terms of alcohol content, making it a milder choice suitable for occasions when you prefer a less potent drink.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

What is the best season to enjoy the Something Red cocktail?

The Something Red cocktail, with its refreshing lemon juice and sweet strawberry syrup, is perfectly suited for the spring and summer seasons. Its cold, refreshing nature, combined with the fruity and floral notes, makes it an ideal choice for warmer weather, outdoor gatherings, or as a refreshing drink to enjoy on a sunny afternoon.

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