Fluffy Duck
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Fluffy Duck
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.76 / 5
A nice easy to drink gin and advocaat-based cocktail; light and creamy. A nice easy to drink gin and advocaat-based cocktail; light and creamy.
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Base ingredient
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Dry gin
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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12.63% | 3.79 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Fluffy Duck

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients, except the soda water, to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Once frosted, strain into an ice-filled highball glass and top up with soda water
Garnish with an orange slice and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the flavor profile of the Fluffy Duck cocktail?

The Fluffy Duck cocktail boasts a unique and refreshing flavor profile, characterized by a creamy, citrusy taste. The combination of triple sec and orange juice provides a fruity and slightly sweet citrus base, while the advocaat offers a rich, creamy texture and vanilla-like flavors. The dry gin adds a crisp botanical dimension, and the soda water introduces a light, effervescent finish. It's a well-rounded drink that's both invigorating and indulgent.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Fluffy Duck cocktail?

Yes, you can modify the Fluffy Duck cocktail by substituting some ingredients, although this might slightly alter its classic taste. For those who might not have advocaat, a possible substitution could be a mix of egg yolks, sugar syrup, brandy (or vanilla vodka for a lighter version), and a touch of vanilla extract to mimic its creamy, eggy profile. If you're not a fan of dry gin, vodka could be used for a more neutral base. Just keep in mind that the unique flavor of the cocktail stems from its original ingredients, especially the advocaat.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What is the best garnish for the Fluffy Duck cocktail?

The ideal garnish for the Fluffy Duck cocktail enhances its aesthetic appeal while complementing its creamy and citrus flavor profile. A slice of orange or a twist of orange peel makes an excellent garnish, adding a pop of color and reinforcing the citrus notes present in the drink. Additionally, a maraschino cherry can introduce a sweet, vibrant contrast. For a festive or fancier touch, a small dollop of whipped cream with a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon on top could also serve as an appealing garnish.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Fluffy Duck cocktail?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Fluffy Duck can be made to cater to those avoiding alcohol. The dry gin can be replaced with a non-alcoholic spirit or simply omitted. Non-alcoholic triple sec is also available as a substitute for the alcoholic version. Instead of advocaat, a combination of vanilla syrup, a bit of cream (or a dairy-free alternative), and a few drops of non-alcoholic rum flavoring can mimic the creamy consistency and flavor. The orange juice and soda water remain the same. This version maintains the essence of the original cocktail while being accessible to everyone.

FAQ

How did the Fluffy Duck cocktail get its name?

The Fluffy Duck cocktail likely gets its name from its creamy and frothy texture, resembling the 'fluffiness' one might associate with a duckling's soft plumage. While its exact origins are not well-documented, the name reflects the drink's light, playful character and its creamy consistency. The use of advocaat, which is known for its rich, eggy profile, further contributes to the 'fluffy' nature of the cocktail. The name is fitting for a drink that is both enjoyable to look at and delightful to sip.

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