Mum’s the Word
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Mum’s the Word
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Mum’s the Word is a vibrant and fruity cocktail that brings together the crisp, clear notes of vodka with the sweet and tart nuances of cherry brandy and orange juice. ... more Mum’s the Word is a vibrant and fruity cocktail that brings together the crisp, clear notes of vodka with the sweet and tart nuances of cherry brandy and orange juice. Served in a sleek cocktail glass, this beverage presents a harmonious blend of flavors that is both refreshing and satisfying. The cherry brandy adds a rich, deep undertone to the drink, while the orange juice provides a citrusy zing that brightens the overall taste. It's a colorful choice for those who appreciate a cocktail that combines the potency of spirits with the luscious flavors of fruit, resulting in a delightful sip that's perfect for various occasions.
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Cocktail cherry
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16% | 2.4 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Mum’s the Word

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour one part vodka, one part cherry brandy and three parts orange juice into a shaker with ice
Shake well and pour into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with a cherry and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Cherry Brandy in Mum’s the Word with something else?

Yes, if Cherry Brandy is not available, you can substitute it with raspberry liqueur or grenadine for a similar fruity depth. However, keep in mind that this may slightly alter the original taste and color of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing suggestions for Mum’s the Word?

A simple orange slice or a maraschino cherry can beautifully complement the flavors of Mum’s the Word. For a more decorative touch, a twist of orange peel on the rim of the glass adds both aroma and elegance.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Mum’s the Word?

Mum’s the Word is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. Ensure the ingredients are well-shaken with ice before straining into the glass to maintain its cold temperature, enhancing its refreshing qualities.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Mum’s the Word compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 16%, Mum’s the Word is moderately strong. It's less potent than a classic Martini or Manhattan, which usually have higher alcohol contents, but stronger than light cocktails like the Mimosa or Pimm's Cup.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving Mum’s the Word?

Mum’s the Word, with its elegant presentation and refreshing taste, is perfect for spring and summer gatherings, such as brunches, garden parties, or as a sophisticated pre-dinner cocktail during warmer months.

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