Coronation
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Coronation
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The Coronation is a cocktail that elegantly combines the sweet and fruity notes of apricot brandy with the botanical complexity of red and white vermouths, as well as the rich ... more The Coronation is a cocktail that elegantly combines the sweet and fruity notes of apricot brandy with the botanical complexity of red and white vermouths, as well as the rich depth of apple brandy. Its balanced profile offers a harmonious blend of sweetness, herbal undertones, and the warmth of brandy. Presented in a sophisticated cocktail glass and traditionally garnished with olives on a cocktail stick, the Coronation provides a unique and aromatic experience that deviates from the typical fruity cocktail, offering a more nuanced and mature palette of flavors suitable for ceremonial occasions or as a distinguished addition to a cocktail party lineup.
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Base ingredient
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Apricot Brandy
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Olive
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24% | 1.66 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Coronation crafts a sophisticated balance of apricot brandy's sweetness with the herbal vermouth backdrop and the rich, apple brandy body. This cocktail provides a dignified and nuanced drink experience, suitable for those who appreciate a cocktail's classic craftsmanship.

Method
How to make a Coronation

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice
Stir before straining into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with some olives on a cocktail stick and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of apple brandy is best used in a Coronation cocktail?

For a Coronation cocktail, using a high-quality apple brandy such as Calvados or a good domestic apple brandy will enhance the flavor profile. The apple brandy should have a balanced apple flavor that can complement the apricot brandy and vermouths.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Can I shake the Coronation cocktail instead of stirring it?

The Coronation cocktail is traditionally stirred, not shaken, to preserve the clarity and smoothness of the drink. Shaking could introduce air bubbles and dilute the cocktail more than desired, potentially altering its delicate balance of flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

Is there a traditional garnish for the Coronation cocktail?

The Coronation cocktail doesn't have a specific traditional garnish, but a simple and elegant option is a twist of orange peel or a maraschino cherry. These garnishes can complement the fruity and herbal notes of the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass to serve a Coronation in?

A Coronation cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. This type of glass, often stemmed, helps maintain the temperature of the drink and offers an elegant presentation befitting the sophisticated blend of ingredients.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What kind of occasions is the Coronation cocktail best suited for?

The Coronation cocktail, with its sophisticated blend of apricot brandy, apple brandy, and vermouth, is well-suited for formal gatherings or a refined cocktail hour. Its elegant profile makes it a great choice for celebrations or as a classy pre-dinner drink.

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