Acapulco #2
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Acapulco #2
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.59 / 5
This sweet drink combines white rum, triple sec, lime juice, sugar and one egg white, garnished with a spring of mint. What more could you want on a lovely sunny ... more This sweet drink combines white rum, triple sec, lime juice, sugar and one egg white, garnished with a spring of mint. What more could you want on a lovely sunny day?
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Garnish
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Mint
Alcohol content
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31.25% | 3 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Acapulco #2

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker without ice and dry shake
Then add ice and shake again
Strain into an ice-filled glass, garnish with a mint sprig and serve

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

·  Dry  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Cointreau in Acapulco #2 with another ingredient?

Yes, you can substitute Cointreau with Triple Sec or Grand Marnier if Cointreau is not available. Both alternatives will give a similar orange flavor, although the taste might slightly vary due to the different sugar content and manufacturing processes.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What does it mean to serve the Acapulco #2 'cold' and 'shaken, not stirred'?

Serving the Acapulco #2 'cold' means the cocktail should be chilled before serving, usually achieved by shaking it with ice. 'Shaken, not stirred' refers to the method of placing the ingredients in a shaker with ice cubes, then shaking vigorously before straining into a glass. This method cools the drink quickly and mixes the ingredients thoroughly, giving the cocktail a slightly aerated texture, especially important for incorporating the egg white.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Acapulco #2 compare to a standard cocktail?

The Acapulco #2 has an alcohol content of 31.25%, which is considered high compared to many standard cocktails that typically range from 15 to 25%. It makes the Acapulco #2 a stronger choice, ideal for those who prefer a more potent drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass type for serving the Acapulco #2?

The Acapulco #2 is best served in a lowball glass. The lowball glass is ideal for drinks that are served with a large proportion of ice or those that are served neat or with a minimal mixer. Its wider brim also makes it easier to enjoy the aroma of the cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Acapulco #2?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of the Acapulco #2 by substituting the white rum with a non-alcoholic white rum alternative, and replacing Cointreau with a non-alcoholic orange liqueur or orange juice concentrate. The lime juice, sugar, and egg white remain the same to preserve the cocktail's characteristic flavors and texture.

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