Bartalone
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Bartalone
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.53 / 5
Big and loud, but with a sweet side - just like its namesake. Big and loud, but with a sweet side - just like its namesake.
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Gin
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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24% | 4.32 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
90ml 3.04oz 9cl
Dash Dash Dash
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl

Method
How to make a Bartalone

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

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why do recipes for cocktails like the Bartalone specify to shake rather than stir the ingredients?

Shaking a cocktail like the Bartalone, which includes a mix of gin, orange bitters, grapefruit juice, and red vermouth, is recommended when the recipe contains citrus or other fruit juices, dairy, or egg whites. This method helps to thoroughly combine ingredients of different densities, aerate the mix for a lighter texture, and ensure a more consistent flavor throughout the drink.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with the Bartalone to enhance its flavors?

For a cocktail like the Bartalone that features gin, orange bitters, grapefruit juice, and red vermouth, a thin slice of grapefruit or a twist of orange peel would be an ideal garnish. These garnishes complement the citrus notes in the cocktail and add a fresh aroma that enhances the overall drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Bartalone compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The Bartalone has an alcohol content of 24%, which is slightly higher than the average range for cocktails, typically between 10% to 20%. This makes the Bartalone a moderately strong drink, likely because it has a higher proportion of gin and red vermouth in its composition.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal serving temperature for a Bartalone and why?

The Bartalone is best served cold, as specified in its details. Serving it cold enhances the crispness and refreshment factor of the cocktail, especially important for drinks containing citrus juices like grapefruit juice which benefit from a chilled temperature to highlight their zesty, tart flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of juice for grapefruit juice in the Bartalone if I don’t like grapefruit?

Yes, substitutions can be made, though they may alter the drink's original character. A good substitute for grapefruit juice in a Bartalone could be freshly squeezed orange juice for a sweeter taste or pomegranate juice for a tart flavor with a slight bitterness. Both alternatives would maintain the citrusy profile, but with a different flavor nuance.

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