Waltzing Matilda
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Waltzing Matilda
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.6 / 5
The Waltzing Matilda is a refreshing cocktail that blends the zest of orange liqueur with the crispness of ginger ale and the botanical sharpness of dry gin, complemented by the ... more The Waltzing Matilda is a refreshing cocktail that blends the zest of orange liqueur with the crispness of ginger ale and the botanical sharpness of dry gin, complemented by the exotic sweetness of passion fruit. This vibrant mix creates a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate much like the dance after which it is named. The cocktail is typically served in a lowball glass which allows the effervescence of the ginger ale and the aroma of the fruit to intermingle, providing a pleasant sensory experience. The addition of fresh passion fruit provides a tropical flair, making the Waltzing Matilda a delightful choice for those seeking a fruity yet sophisticated drink.
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Dry gin
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Orange
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3.64% | 1.27 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Waltzing Matilda is a delightful testament to how tropical and botanical flavors can harmonize beautifully in a glass. The tangy, sweet passion fruit and orange liqueur pair wonderfully with the sharpness of dry gin, while ginger ale adds a fizzy uplift that makes this cocktail a refreshing and exotic blend, perfect for an imaginative escape.

Method
How to make a Waltzing Matilda

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Take the passion fruit and scoop out the fleshy interior into a cocktail shaker
Add the rest of the ingredients, except the ginger ale, and shake vigorously with ice, until the passion fruit is really mixed up into the liquids
Double strain into a ice-filled rocks glass before topping up with the ginger ale
Garnish with an orange slice and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Double  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the ideal setting to enjoy a Waltzing Matilda cocktail?

The Waltzing Matilda cocktail, with its bright and refreshing blend of orange liqueur, ginger ale, dry gin, and passion fruit, is perfect for warm, sunny days. It's ideally enjoyed at summer garden parties, relaxed backyard gatherings, or as a cooling refreshment on a sunny beach day. Its light alcohol content makes it an excellent daytime drink.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can the Waltzing Matilda cocktail be made non-alcoholic?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Waltzing Matilda can easily be created by substituting the dry gin with a non-alcoholic spirit or more ginger ale, and the orange liqueur with a non-alcoholic orange extract or syrup. The passion fruit and ginger ale still provide its signature tropical and refreshing taste.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What are the best food pairings with a Waltzing Matilda?

The Waltzing Matilda pairs well with light and tropical-inspired dishes. Seafood, especially grilled or chilled, tropical fruit salads, and light appetizers like ceviche or chicken skewers accentuate the cocktail's refreshing qualities. Its citrus and passion fruit flavors also complement desserts like lemon tarts or passion fruit sorbet.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Waltzing Matilda compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 3.64%, the Waltzing Matilda is considered a lighter cocktail, making it more accessible for extended sipping over social occasions. Compared to other cocktails which can range from 10% to 40% alcohol by volume, the Waltzing Matilda is on the lower end, catering to those preferring a more moderate alcohol intake.

FAQ

Is the Waltzing Matilda suitable for all seasons, or is it more of a seasonal drink?

While its ingredients and refreshing nature suggest the Waltzing Matilda is best suited for warmer seasons like spring and summer, its vibrant flavors can also bring a touch of brightness to colder seasons. For winter or fall, the ginger ale and orange liqueur can provide a warming effect, making it versatile enough for enjoyment year-round.

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