Little Tickle
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Little Tickle
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.44 / 5
The Little Tickle is a modern cocktail that offers a unique and sophisticated flavor profile. It artfully blends the dry, juniper notes of gin with the cleaner, neutral taste of ... more The Little Tickle is a modern cocktail that offers a unique and sophisticated flavor profile. It artfully blends the dry, juniper notes of gin with the cleaner, neutral taste of vodka, while the creme de violette introduces a delicate floral sweetness, giving the drink its distinct character. The cocktail's vibrant concoction is often visually appealing with its slight purple hue from the creme de violette, and it is traditionally served in a sleek cocktail glass to accentuate its elegance. The finishing touches of grated lemon zest and a maraschino cherry not only add a pop of color but also contribute a hint of citrus aroma and a touch of sweetness, respectively, making this drink a well-rounded choice for those looking to enjoy something refreshingly different.
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Creme De Violette
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, lemon
Alcohol content
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37.22% | 3.35 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
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40ml 1.35oz 4cl
40ml 1.35oz 4cl
10ml ⅓oz 1cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Little Tickle is an intriguing dance of strong and subtle, where the robust blend of gin and vodka meets the sweet, floral kiss of creme de violette. Its sophisticated flavor profile, highlighted by a delicate violet hue and nuanced with a citrus zest, offers a refreshing twist that bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary taste preferences.

Method
How to make a Little Tickle

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake, before straining into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with some grated lemon zest and a maraschino cherry and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Garnish  ·  Zest  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What does Creme De Violette add to the Little Tickle?

Creme De Violette adds a floral and slightly sweet flavor to the Little Tickle, along with a distinctive violet hue that makes the cocktail visually appealing. It complements the gin and vodka, creating a unique and sophisticated taste profile.

FAQ

Can I use any gin for the Little Tickle?

Yes, you can use any gin for the Little Tickle, although the choice of gin can subtly alter the taste of the cocktail. Dry gin is commonly used for its juniper-forward profile, but feel free to experiment with different kinds of gin to find your preferred flavor.

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Is the alcohol content of the Little Tickle considered high?

With an alcohol content of 37.22%, the Little Tickle is considered to be relatively strong compared to many other cocktails. It's important to enjoy it responsibly, keeping in mind its potent mix of gin and vodka.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What's the best occasion to serve the Little Tickle?

The Little Tickle, with its elegant flavor and appearance, is perfect for formal gatherings, cocktail parties, or any occasion where a sophisticated and unique drink is desired. Its intriguing name and presentation can also spark conversations among guests.

FAQ

How do I properly chill the cocktail glass for serving the Little Tickle?

To properly chill the cocktail glass for serving the Little Tickle, place the glass in the freezer for about 20 minutes before serving or fill it with ice water for a few minutes and then dump the ice water out right before pouring your mixed cocktail. This ensures your drink stays cold and refreshing.

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