Dorchester
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Dorchester
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The Dorchester is an elegant cocktail that features a refreshing and citrus-forward flavor profile. It is a delightful blend of dry gin as the base spirit, brightened by the tartness ... more The Dorchester is an elegant cocktail that features a refreshing and citrus-forward flavor profile. It is a delightful blend of dry gin as the base spirit, brightened by the tartness of fresh lime juice and the subtle sweetness and complexity of the grapefruit juice. The sugar syrup adds a smooth sweetness that balances the acidity, while the maraschino cherry liqueur imparts a faint hint of almond and cherry notes that provide a luxurious depth to this sophisticated drink. Typically served in a cocktail glass, the Dorchester presents a harmonious mix of fruit flavors with a refined edge, making it an excellent choice for those who appreciate the interplay of sweet and sour in their libations.
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Dry gin
Garnish
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Grapefruit
Alcohol content
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18.11% | 1.92 units *

Method
How to make a Dorchester

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to shaker filled with ice
Shake for 10-15 seconds
Double strain into chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a grapefruit twist and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Double  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to combine the ingredients for a Dorchester cocktail?

To achieve the best taste and consistency for a Dorchester cocktail, combine the lime juice, sugar syrup, grapefruit juice, dry gin, and maraschino cherry liqueur in a shaker with ice. Shake well until the mixture is thoroughly chilled. This method ensures a smooth, well-blended drink with a perfect balance of flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Dorchester cocktail?

For a Dorchester cocktail, a simple yet elegant garnish would be a twist of grapefruit peel or a maraschino cherry. These garnishes complement the citrus and cherry flavors of the drink and add a visually appealing touch to the presentation.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Is there a substitute for maraschino cherry liqueur in a Dorchester cocktail?

If maraschino cherry liqueur is unavailable, a good substitute could be a small amount of cherry brandy or even a cherry-flavored syrup for a non-alcoholic version. Keep in mind that the substitution will slightly alter the taste and alcohol content of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What type of glass is best for serving a Dorchester cocktail?

A Dorchester cocktail is traditionally served in a cocktail glass, which helps to concentrate the aroma and flavors for a better tasting experience. The elegant stem of the cocktail glass also keeps the drink chilled by allowing you to hold the glass without warming the contents.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Dorchester compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 18.11%, the Dorchester is on the moderately strong side among classic cocktails. It's less potent than a classic Negroni or Martini, which usually hover around 25%-30% ABV, but stronger than lighter cocktails such as the Aperol Spritz, which typically has about 11% ABV. This makes the Dorchester a good middle-ground option for those seeking a balanced cocktail.

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