Bob Chapman
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Bob Chapman
Cocktail recipe

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3.54 / 5
Popular on the porches overlooking the dunes of Cape Cod, the Bob Chapman is a drink for the minimalist who wants maximum refreshment on balmy summer days. Let the undulating ... more Popular on the porches overlooking the dunes of Cape Cod, the Bob Chapman is a drink for the minimalist who wants maximum refreshment on balmy summer days. Let the undulating swirls of orange and pink remind your guests of life's simple wonders.
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Gin
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13.33% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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60ml 2oz 6cl
Dash Dash Dash
120ml 4.06oz 12cl

Method
How to make a Bob Chapman

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir the gin and tonic together with ice
Add dashes of bitters on top, then serve
~ Experiment with various citrus bitters, and amounts to taste... but remember, keep it simple. ~

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

·  Stir  ·  Bitters  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of bitters for Angostura in the Bob Chapman cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute a different type of bitters for Angostura in the Bob Chapman cocktail. While Angostura bitters add a specific flavor profile, experimenting with other bitters such as orange bitters or Peychaud's can introduce interesting variations to the drink. Each type of bitters will alter the cocktail's flavor subtly, so feel free to explore according to your taste preferences.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Bob Chapman cocktail?

The ideal way to serve the Bob Chapman cocktail is in a lowball glass, as recommended. Start by adding a few ice cubes to the glass, then pour in the gin and a dash of Angostura bitters. Top it off with tonic water and gently stir the mix. This method ensures the cocktail is well-chilled and the flavors are evenly distributed throughout the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Bob Chapman compare to a standard gin and tonic?

The Bob Chapman has an alcohol content of 13.33%, which is slightly lower than a standard gin and tonic. Typically, a gin and tonic, depending on the ratios and the strength of the gin used, might have an alcohol content ranging from 15% to 20%. The specific proportion of gin to tonic water in the Bob Chapman cocktail results in a slightly milder drink in terms of alcohol strength.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it essential to stir the Bob Chapman cocktail, or can it be shaken?

For the Bob Chapman cocktail, the preferred method of preparation is stirring, not shaking. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without diluting the drink as much as shaking would. It also helps to maintain the clarity and integrity of the cocktail's appearance, making it visually appealing when served.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways to customize the Bob Chapman cocktail to personal taste?

To customize the Bob Chapman cocktail, consider adjusting the gin-to-tonic ratio for a stronger or milder drink. Adding a slice of lime or lemon can introduce a zesty freshness, while a cucumber slice could add a crisp note. For a sweeter variation, a splash of simple syrup or elderflower liqueur can be added. Experimenting with different gins, especially those with unique botanicals, can also significantly alter the flavor profile of the drink.

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