Fancy Free
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Fancy Free
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The Fancy Free cocktail is a sophisticated and aromatic concoction perfect for bourbon enthusiasts who appreciate layered tastes within their drink. It is an elegant mixture that blends the rich ... more The Fancy Free cocktail is a sophisticated and aromatic concoction perfect for bourbon enthusiasts who appreciate layered tastes within their drink. It is an elegant mixture that blends the rich warmth of bourbon with the sweet, subtle notes from maraschino cherry liqueur. The inclusion of both orange and Angostura bitters complements the spirit and liqueur with a depth of flavor that's citrusy and complex, providing a balanced bitter edge. Usually served in a whiskey glass, this cocktail assumes a refined simplicity, emphasizing quality ingredients and harmonious blending to create a subtly sweet and engaging sipping experience.
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Bourbon
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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35% | 2.63 units *

Method
How to make a Fancy Free

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir all the ingredients with ice and then strain into a chilled old fashioned glass
Garnish with an orange peel twist before serving

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any type of bourbon in the Fancy Free cocktail?

Yes, you can use any type of bourbon in the Fancy Free cocktail. However, choosing a high-quality bourbon that you enjoy drinking neat will greatly enhance the flavor of the cocktail.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Fancy Free cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Fancy Free cocktail is stirred and not shaken to maintain the clarity and smooth texture of the drink. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without diluting the cocktail too much or introducing air bubbles, creating a silky, well-integrated mix.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish would complement the Fancy Free cocktail?

A maraschino cherry is a classic garnish that complements the Fancy Free cocktail, enhancing its appearance and adding a slight sweetness that pairs well with the bitterness of the bitters and the richness of the bourbon.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Fancy Free cocktail?

The best way to serve the Fancy Free cocktail is over ice in a whisky glass to keep it cold, allowing the flavors to meld together smoothly. Serve it with a stirrer so drinkers can adjust the dilution to their taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Fancy Free compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 35%, the Fancy Free is slightly stronger than the average cocktail, which typically ranges around 20-30% ABV depending on the ingredients and proportions. Its strength is mainly due to the high proof of bourbon and the addition of maraschino cherry liqueur.

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