White Fairy
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White Fairy
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The White Fairy cocktail is a potent and aromatic concoction that combines the sweetness of Cointreau with the herbal complexity of absinthe. The base of the cocktail is gin, which ... more The White Fairy cocktail is a potent and aromatic concoction that combines the sweetness of Cointreau with the herbal complexity of absinthe. The base of the cocktail is gin, which brings its own botanical notes to the mix, and it is further complemented by red vermouth that adds a touch of spice and color. The resulting mixture is a multifaceted drink that is likely to appeal to those who appreciate strong, spirit-forward cocktails with a balance of sweetness and herbal bitterness. Traditionally served in a wine glass, the White Fairy is an intriguing blend of flavors that offers a unique sipping experience.
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37.67% | 6.78 units *

Wine glass

Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
90ml 3.04oz 9cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Method
How to make a White Fairy

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir
Strain into a pre-chilled glass and serve
~ Depending on the absinthe used the outcome will be quite different. An anise heavy absinthe will be more bitter than a non-anise absinthe. Also take into consideration that some have a higher percentage alcohol than others, for example I used an 89.9% absinthe which brings the cocktail to ~47% alcohol content. I prefer it with sweet Vermouth but some of my friends with dry, so the decision is up to you, sweet or dry. ~

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·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What are the flavor profiles of the ingredients in the White Fairy cocktail?

The White Fairy combines the sweet orange flavor of Cointreau, the complex and herbal notes of absinthe, the juniper and botanicals of gin, and the sweet, aromatic flavor of red vermouth. This cocktail balances sweetness with herbal bitterness, creating a unique taste experience.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the White Fairy stirred and not shaken?

The White Fairy is stirred, not shaken, to preserve the clarity and integrity of the spirits used in it. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without diluting the cocktail too much or introducing air bubbles, resulting in a smoother and more refined texture.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a White Fairy?

The White Fairy is best served in a chilled wine glass to enhance its elegance and allow the aromas to develop. Garnishing with an orange twist or a sprig of fresh mint can also add to the visual appeal and slight flavor enhancement.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the White Fairy compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 37.67%, the White Fairy is considered to be on the higher end of the alcohol content spectrum for cocktails, making it stronger than many classic offerings such as the Margarita or the Mojito, which typically hover around 15-20% alcohol by volume.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I customize the White Fairy to make it sweeter or more herbal?

Yes, the White Fairy can be customized to suit your taste. For a sweeter version, you can increase the Cointreau or vermouth. To enhance its herbal notes, consider adding a bit more absinthe or using a gin with a stronger botanical profile. Adjusting these ingredients allows you to play with the balance between sweetness and herbal flavors.

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