Prince of Wales
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Prince of Wales
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4.8 / 5
From Wikipedia: "Prince of Wales is a cocktail composed by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII." From Wikipedia: "Prince of Wales is a cocktail composed by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII."
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Rye Whiskey
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26.85% | 2.17 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Prince of Wales cocktail is a regal concoction that skillfully combines sweet and citrus components with a bubbly splash of champagne. The inclusion of maraschino cherry liqueur adds a subtle depth, while the angostura bitters provide a pleasing complexity to the rye whiskey base.

Method
How to make a Prince of Wales

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
The drink is prepared by stirring sugar and bitters in a cocktail shaker, adding whisky and the liqueur, then adding the pineapple
These are shaken with crushed ice, the mix is strained into a cocktail glass, and then topped up with champagne to serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use bourbon instead of rye whiskey in the Prince of Wales cocktail?

Yes, bourbon can be substituted for rye whiskey in the Prince of Wales cocktail. Bourbon will give the cocktail a slightly sweeter and fuller flavor compared to the spicy and bold profile of rye.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnish variations for the Prince of Wales?

Aside from the classic pineapple wedge, consider adding a twist of orange peel or a lemon zest to complement the drink's citrus notes. An additional maraschino cherry can also enhance the cocktail's presentation and sweetness.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best temperature to serve the Prince of Wales cocktail?

The Prince of Wales cocktail is best served cold. Chill the cocktail glass before serving and consider shaking the ingredients with ice before straining into the glass to ensure the drink is thoroughly chilled.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Prince of Wales compare to a standard glass of wine?

With an alcohol content of 26.85%, the Prince of Wales is significantly stronger than a standard glass of wine, which typically has an alcohol content of 11-14%. Therefore, it is advisable to consume the cocktail sparingly.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should the Angostura bitters be added before or after shaking the other ingredients in the Prince of Wales?

The Angostura bitters should be added to the mix before shaking. This allows the bitters to fully integrate with the other ingredients, ensuring a well-balanced flavor throughout the cocktail.

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