Fourth Regiment
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Fourth Regiment
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The Fourth Regiment is a classic cocktail known for its balance of flavors and rich aromatic profile. This drink is a variation on the whiskey cocktail theme, showcasing the complex ... more The Fourth Regiment is a classic cocktail known for its balance of flavors and rich aromatic profile. This drink is a variation on the whiskey cocktail theme, showcasing the complex interplay of rye whiskey and red vermouth, which bring a warm, spicy foundation complemented by sweet, herbal notes. Its distinctive character comes from the use of a trio of bitters—orange, Peychaud's, and celery—which together contribute a unique depth and a range of citrus, floral, and savory nuances. Served in a cocktail glass, the Fourth Regiment offers a complex and satisfying taste experience, often garnished with a lemon twist to add a zesty fragrance that enhances its intricate blend.
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Rye Whiskey
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Lemon
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28% | 1.68 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Fourth Regiment is a symphony of intricacy, blending the spicy, warm undertones of rye whiskey and red vermouth with a triad of bitters that elevate it to a remarkable status. Each sip reveals a harmonious clash of the herbal sweetness from vermouth against the peppery punch of rye, while dashes of orange, celery, and Peychaud's bitters add layers of floral, citrus, and subtly savory sparkles, creating a cocktail that's as complex as it is compelling.

Method
How to make a Fourth Regiment

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

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to serve a Fourth Regiment cocktail?

The Fourth Regiment cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. After shaking the ingredients with ice, strain the mixture into the glass. This method ensures that the drink maintains its cold temperature, enhancing its flavors and making it more refreshing.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of whiskey for the Rye Whiskey in a Fourth Regiment?

While rye whiskey is the traditional choice for a Fourth Regiment due to its spicy and fruity notes, you can substitute it with another type of whiskey if you prefer. Bourbon could be a suitable alternative, offering a sweeter profile. However, keep in mind that substituting the whiskey may result in a different flavor profile than the original cocktail.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What makes the Fourth Regiment cocktail unique compared to other whiskey cocktails?

The uniqueness of the Fourth Regiment cocktail comes from its combination of three different types of bitters: orange, Peychaud's, and celery. This trio provides a complex flavor profile that balances citrus, spice, and herbal notes, making it stand out from other whiskey cocktails that typically feature fewer bitters varieties.

FAQ

How should I choose the vermouth for a Fourth Regiment?

For a Fourth Regiment cocktail, choosing a high-quality red (sweet) vermouth is crucial as it contributes significantly to the drink's flavor profile. Look for vermouth brands that are well-regarded for their depth and complexity of flavor. The goal is to complement the whiskey and bitters, adding sweetness and aromatic herbs to the mix.

FAQ

Is the Fourth Regiment cocktail suitable for those new to whiskey drinks?

Yes, the Fourth Regiment can be an excellent introduction for those new to whiskey cocktails. Its balance of whiskey with the sweet and herbal notes of vermouth and the layered complexity of the three different bitters makes it palatable for beginners. The cocktail's moderate alcohol content and the flavorful combination can ease new drinkers into appreciating whiskey's diverse tasting notes.

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