The Dimitry
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The Dimitry
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.69 / 5
This drink is dedicated to my Dad, whose name is Dimitry. This drink is dedicated to my Dad, whose name is Dimitry.
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Base ingredient
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Cognac
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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36.36% | 2.4 units *

Method
How to make a The Dimitry

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a cube of sugar, a splash of water and two dashes of bitters to a rocks glass
Add the orange peel and muddle
Add an ice cube, Scotch, triple sec and cognac and stir
Garnish with an orange peel and serve

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

·  Bitters  ·  Muddle  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is The Dimitry stirred and not shaken?

The Dimitry is stirred instead of shaken to ensure that the cocktail maintains a smooth, clear appearance and a well-blended flavor without aerating the mixture too much. Stirring is the preferred method for cocktails made primarily with spirits or very light mixers to prevent dilution and preserve the integrity of the ingredients.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve The Dimitry?

The Dimitry should be served in a whiskey glass to complement its strong flavor profile. It is best served cold, possibly with a large ice cube or sphere that melts slowly, avoiding too much dilution of the drink’s potent flavors. Garnishing with an orange twist can also add a subtle aroma and enhance its presentation.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of The Dimitry compare to a standard cocktail?

The Dimitry, with an alcohol content of 36.36%, is stronger than the average cocktail, which typically ranges from 20% to 30% alcohol by volume (ABV). Its higher alcohol content is due to the combination of whiskey, Cognac, and Triple Sec, making it a robust choice for those who prefer stronger drinks.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in The Dimitry without changing the flavor profile?

In The Dimitry, if you wish to substitute an ingredient, you could potentially swap the Cognac for another type of brandy or use Bourbon instead of whiskey for a slightly different, but still complementary flavor profile. However, keep in mind that each substitution may slightly alter the taste. It’s best to stick as closely as possible to the original recipe for the intended flavor.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with The Dimitry?

Given The Dimitry’s rich and complex flavor profile, it pairs well with hearty, flavorful dishes such as grilled steak, smoked brisket, or even gourmet burgers. For a lighter option, a cheese platter with nuts and dried fruits can complement the cocktail’s depth of flavor. The pairing should balance the strong spirituous nature of the cocktail.

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