Diabolo
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Diabolo
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The Diabolo cocktail is a sophisticated and potent mix that harmonizes the sweet, orange-flavored undertones of Cointreau with the crispness of white rum. Complemented by the subtle botanicals of white ... more The Diabolo cocktail is a sophisticated and potent mix that harmonizes the sweet, orange-flavored undertones of Cointreau with the crispness of white rum. Complemented by the subtle botanicals of white vermouth and the spice of Angostura Bitters, it creates a complex flavor palette. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass, the Diabolo is a balanced blend designed to provide a nuanced sipping experience, making it fitting for those who appreciate an elegant and thoughtfully constructed drink. Its name suggests a playful yet devilish edge, hinting at the cocktail's enticingly bold character.
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White rum
Alcohol content
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36% | 3.24 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Diabolo

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir all ingredients with ice in a mixing glass
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Diabolo cocktail to ensure it's well mixed?

To properly stir the Diabolo, fill a mixing glass with ice and add the Cointreau, white rum, Angostura Bitters, and white vermouth. Use a long-handled bar spoon to stir the ingredients gently but thoroughly for about 30 to 45 seconds. This technique helps to chill the drink and dilute it slightly without aerating it too much, preserving its clarity and smoothness. Strain it into a chilled cocktail glass.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use a different type of bitters in the Diabolo if I don't have Angostura Bitters?

Yes, while Angostura Bitters lend a classic flavor profile to the Diabolo, you can experiment with other types of bitters if Angostura isn't available. Orange bitters or Peychaud's bitters could provide an interesting twist, altering the cocktail’s flavor subtly. Keep in mind that the change in bitters will affect the overall taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Diabolo compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 36%, the Diabolo is on the stronger side compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a classic Margarita has roughly 26% alcohol content, and a Manhattan about 30%. This makes the Diabolo a particularly potent choice, perfect for those who prefer a stronger cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish works best with the Diabolo cocktail?

Given the ingredients and profile of the Diabolo, a twist of orange or lemon peel serves as an excellent garnish. The citrus oils expressed over the drink and rim of the glass add a fragrant aroma that complements the bitters and Cointreau’s citrusy notes, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Diabolo cocktail?

The Diabolo, with its sophisticated flavor and relatively high alcohol content, is perfect for evening events or intimate gatherings. Its strong, complex taste suits a refined palate, making it ideal for a celebratory toast, a dinner party, or as a distinguished choice at a cocktail hour.

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