Gold Cup
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Gold Cup
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.35 / 5
The Wild Geese Whiskey created this Brazilian-inspired cocktail for the 2014 World Cup. It combines the smooth taste of The Wild Geese Irish whiskey with the exotic flavours of Brazil. ... more The Wild Geese Whiskey created this Brazilian-inspired cocktail for the 2014 World Cup. It combines the smooth taste of The Wild Geese Irish whiskey with the exotic flavours of Brazil. The combination of the triple citrus notes (orange, lime and lemon) with the coolness of the basil leaves make this a super refreshing cocktail with a mild and creamy, sweet finish.
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Base ingredient
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Whiskey
Garnish
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Lemon, flag
Alcohol content
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19.44% | 2.62 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Gold Cup is a bold fusion of the mellow, deep notes of whiskey harmoniously clashing with the vibrant zest from lime juice and electrifying blue curaçao. The addition of coconut cream and basil leaves wraps each sip in a creamy, herbaceous embrace, ensuring a lingering sweet finish that delicately balances the robustness of the alcohol.

Method
How to make a Gold Cup

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Place a small handful of basil leaves with coconut cream and lime juice in a blender and blend together until you have a liquid form
Pour into a cocktail shaker with sugar syrup and The Wild Geese Classic Blend Irish whiskey, then shake hard with ice
Serve in a rocks glass over crushed ice and add a passion fruit shell
Fill the shell with blue curaçao and garnish with the zest of a lemon
Add your nation's flag to celebrate your team for the final, and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Garnish  ·  Zest  · 

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the ideal occasion to serve the Gold Cup cocktail?

The Gold Cup cocktail, with its bright and tropical flavors, combined with the unique touch of basil, makes it perfect for summer parties, outdoor gatherings, or any occasion where a refreshing and visually striking drink is desired. Its vibrant color and distinctive taste also make it a great conversation starter at cocktail parties.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of whiskey in the Gold Cup cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the whiskey in the Gold Cup cocktail with another type of whiskey based on personal preference or availability. However, it's worth noting that the choice of whiskey can affect the final taste of the cocktail. A lighter whiskey might blend seamlessly with the other ingredients, while a heavier, smokier whiskey could add a more robust flavor profile. Experiment to find your preferred combination.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the sweetness in the Gold Cup cocktail?

To adjust the sweetness of the Gold Cup cocktail, you can vary the amount of sugar syrup used. If you prefer a less sweet cocktail, reduce the amount of sugar syrup slightly. Conversely, if you like a sweeter drink, you can increase the sugar syrup quantity. The key is to taste as you go and adjust according to your preference while maintaining the balance of flavors.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Gold Cup?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Gold Cup can be made by substituting the whiskey with a non-alcoholic spirit or by simply omitting the alcohol altogether. You can also increase the amounts of the other ingredients slightly to compensate for the volume and flavor the whiskey would have added. This way, you can still enjoy the tropical and refreshing qualities of the cocktail without the alcohol.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with the Gold Cup cocktail?

The Gold Cup cocktail, with its blend of citrus, coconut, and basil flavors, pairs well with light and tropical-inspired dishes. Seafood, particularly grilled shrimp or fish tacos, makes a great companion. It also complements Asian cuisine, like Thai or Vietnamese dishes, which share similar flavor profiles of sweet, sour, and herbal notes. For lighter fare, a fresh fruit platter or coconut-based desserts can enhance the tropical experience.

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