Boxcar
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Boxcar
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.65 / 5
Very similar to the White Lady but with the addition of grenadine and a sugar rimmed glass. Very similar to the White Lady but with the addition of grenadine and a sugar rimmed glass.
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Base ingredient
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Dry gin
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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23.3% | 2.4 units *

Method
How to make a Boxcar

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Moisten the rim of a chilled glass then roll in sugar
Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake hard and strain into the sugar-rimmed martini glass
Express the oil from an orange peel into the glass and serve

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

·  Rim  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Express  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Boxcar cocktail not shaken or stirred?

The Boxcar cocktail's preparation specifies it is neither shaken nor stirred likely to maintain the clarity and texture of the ingredients, especially the egg white. Mixing the ingredients gently allows the egg white to integrate smoothly with the rest without creating too much froth, which might overshadow the delicate balance of flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use something else instead of triple sec in a Boxcar cocktail?

Yes, you can use other orange-flavored liqueurs like Cointreau or Grand Marnier as substitutes for Triple Sec in a Boxcar cocktail. These alternatives will slightly alter the taste profile, often adding a richer or more nuanced flavor due to their distinct qualities.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Boxcar cocktail?

A classic garnish for a Boxcar cocktail is a twist of orange peel or a thin slice of lime. These citrus garnishes complement the cocktail's flavors nicely, adding an aromatic touch to the experience without overpowering the subtle tastes of the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

With an alcohol content of 23.3%, the Boxcar cocktail falls within the moderate range for alcoholic cocktails. Standard cocktails typically vary between 15% to 30% alcohol by volume (ABV), depending on the type and proportions of ingredients used. Thus, the Boxcar offers a balanced strength that's neither too light nor overly potent.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the best way to serve a Boxcar cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve a Boxcar cocktail is in a well-chilled cocktail glass to keep the drink cold and emphasize its crispness. Additionally, serving it with a small garnish, such as an orange twist or lime slice, can enhance its visual appeal and add a subtle zest that complements the drink’s complexity.

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