Southern Spell
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Southern Spell
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The Southern Spell cocktail is a unique and refreshing blend that marries the fruitiness of peach schnapps with the potent aniseed flavour of absinthe, rounded off with the fizzy spiciness ... more The Southern Spell cocktail is a unique and refreshing blend that marries the fruitiness of peach schnapps with the potent aniseed flavour of absinthe, rounded off with the fizzy spiciness of ginger ale. Served in a highball glass, this drink provides a sensory experience with the contrasting aromas and tastes offered by its components. The Southern Spell offers a bold taste with a Southern twist, ideal for sipping on a warm evening or as a conversation-starter at a gathering of friends. The inclusion of ginger ale not only adds a pleasant effervescence but also mellows the assertiveness of the absinthe, making the cocktail approachable yet intriguing.
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Base ingredient
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Peach Schnapps
Garnish
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Peach
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10.45% | 1.72 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Southern Spell

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a cocktail shaker, add ice, absinthe, peach schnapps and ginger ale
Shake vigorously
Strain into a highball glass and garnish with a peach wedge
~ I use Lucid absinthe. ~

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes Absinthe a unique ingredient in the Southern Spell cocktail?

Absinthe is known for its high alcohol content and distinctive flavor, derived from herbs including wormwood, green anise, and fennel. It adds a complex, herbal undertone to the Southern Spell, enhancing the cocktail's depth and giving it a slightly mystical edge. Historically, absinthe has been associated with artistic and bohemian cultures, adding a layer of allure to the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should the Southern Spell be served to best enjoy its flavors?

The Southern Spell should be served cold in a highball glass to best enjoy its flavors. The highball glass allows for the perfect ratio of ingredients to ice, keeping the drink cold while diluting it minimally. Serving it cold also ensures that the crisp, refreshing notes of the ginger ale and the sweetness of the peach schnapps are balanced against the strong, herbal tones of the absinthe.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Southern Spell compare to that of other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 10.45%, the Southern Spell sits on the lower end of the spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a traditional Margarita might range from 12% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV), depending on the recipe. This makes the Southern Spell a milder option, suitable for those looking for a less potent drink that still offers complexity and flavor.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I customize the Southern Spell if I prefer a sweeter or less alcoholic drink?

Absolutely! For a sweeter variation, you can increase the amount of peach schnapps or add a splash of simple syrup. If you're looking for a less alcoholic option, reduce the amount of absinthe and compensate with more ginger ale, which will also make the drink lighter and more refreshing. These adjustments allow you to tailor the Southern Spell to your taste preferences while maintaining its unique character.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Southern Spell?

The Southern Spell, with its intriguing mix of flavors and moderate alcohol content, is perfect for a variety of occasions. It's well-suited for summer gatherings, outdoor barbecues, or as an avant-garde choice for cocktail parties. Its unique blend of ingredients makes it a conversation starter, ideal for events where a memorable, distinctive drink can add to the ambiance and enjoyment.

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