Saratoga Brace Up
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Saratoga Brace Up
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.33 / 5
The Saratoga Brace Up cocktail is a bold and flavorful blend of classic ingredients that pack a punch. This unique concoction combines absinthe, a dash of anise-flavored spirit, with tangy ... more The Saratoga Brace Up cocktail is a bold and flavorful blend of classic ingredients that pack a punch. This unique concoction combines absinthe, a dash of anise-flavored spirit, with tangy lemon juice and rich cognac for a strong and sophisticated base. A dash of Angostura bitters adds depth and complexity, while a hint of sugar adds a touch of sweetness. The cocktail is then topped off with a creamy egg and a splash of refreshing soda water. The result is a well-balanced and refreshing drink with an intense flavor profile that is sure to awaken the senses and leave a lasting impression. Perfect for sipping on a warm summer evening or as a winter warmer, the Saratoga Brace Up is a timeless cocktail that is sure to delight both the seasoned cocktail aficionado and the curious newcomer alike.
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Absinthe
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8% | 2.4 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Saratoga Brace Up is a theatrical blend of absinthe's bold notes and cognac's deep, aromatic warmth, energized by a hint of lemon that cuts through with a refreshing clarity. The creaminess of egg white marries smoothly with a flourish of soda, making this cocktail a sophisticated dance of strong and soothing textures, ideal for those who appreciate a cocktail with a story as rich as its flavor.

Method
How to make a Saratoga Brace Up

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Shake all the ingredients without ice and then add ice and shake again
Double strain into a highball glass, top up with soda water as required, stir and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Double  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the ingredients for the Saratoga Brace Up?

For the Saratoga Brace Up, first, combine the absinthe, lemon juice, cognac, sugar, Angostura bitters, and the egg white in a shaker. Shake these ingredients without ice for about 15 seconds to emulsify the egg white. Then, add ice and shake again vigorously for another 15-20 seconds. This ensures a well-mixed and frothy texture that's perfect for this cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Saratoga Brace Up?

Serve the Saratoga Brace Up in a chilled highball glass. After shaking the ingredients, strain the mixture into the glass filled with fresh ice. Top up with soda water for a refreshing fizz. Optionally, you can garnish with a slice of lemon or a sprig of mint for an extra touch of flavor and aesthetics.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for the absinthe in the Saratoga Brace Up?

If absinthe is not available or preferred, you can substitute it with Pastis or Pernod, which also have anise-flavored profiles though slightly milder. Use them in the same measure as absinthe. Note that the substitute will slightly alter the cocktail's flavor, but it will still be delicious.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Saratoga Brace Up compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 8%, the Saratoga Brace Up is relatively moderate in strength compared to classic cocktails such as the Margarita or Martini, which can have alcohol contents upwards of 15-20%. This makes it a great option for those seeking a lighter cocktail that still offers a flavorful experience.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Saratoga Brace Up?

The Saratoga Brace Up, with its refreshing and sophisticated flavor profile, is perfect for brunch, summer gatherings, or as an elegant pre-dinner cocktail. Its relatively moderate alcohol content and refreshing characteristics make it versatile for various occasions, from casual get-togethers to more formal events.

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