Outrigger
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Outrigger
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.51 / 5
Similar to drinks like the Daiquiri or Margarita. If you like those, you will like this one too! Similar to drinks like the Daiquiri or Margarita. If you like those, you will like this one too!
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Base ingredient
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Aged rum
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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34.29% | 3.6 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Outrigger

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Decorate with an orange slice or orange peel and serve
~ If you don't have aged rum, you might try it with half white rum half cognac. ~

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why should the Outrigger cocktail be shaken and not stirred?

The Outrigger cocktail consists of a mixture of Cointreau, lemon juice, and aged rum, which includes both alcoholic and non-alcoholic components. Shaking is recommended over stirring because it more effectively integrates these diverse ingredients, introduces aeration, and adds a desirable dilution from the ice, resulting in a well-chilled and harmoniously blended drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve an Outrigger cocktail?

The Outrigger cocktail is best served in a cocktail glass, which helps concentrate the aroma for the drinker. It should be served cold, possibly with a small ice shard or without any ice, depending on personal preference. The elegant presentation of a cocktail glass also complements the refined taste of the ingredients.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Outrigger compare to that of a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 34.29%, the Outrigger falls within the higher range of alcohol content for cocktails. Standard cocktails typically range between 15% to 30% alcohol by volume (ABV). Therefore, the Outrigger is stronger than many other cocktails, indicating it should be consumed more slowly to enjoy its flavors responsibly.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I customize the Outrigger cocktail to make it sweeter?

Yes, you can customize the Outrigger cocktail to make it sweeter by adjusting the quantity of Cointreau, which is a sweet orange-flavored liqueur, or by adding a small amount of simple syrup. You could also consider using a sweeter aged rum or adding a dash of grenadine for both sweetness and a touch of color.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What can I use as a substitute if I don't have Cointreau for the Outrigger cocktail?

If Cointreau is unavailable, you can substitute it with another orange-flavored liqueur such as Grand Marnier for a slightly different but equally delightful flavor profile. Triple sec also works as a more budget-friendly option, though it might be slightly less complex in flavor than Cointreau.

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