Butterflies and Hurricanes
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Butterflies and Hurricanes
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.64 / 5
Name inspired by the song of the same title by British band Muse, to which the colours fitted well in my opinion. Name inspired by the song of the same title by British band Muse, to which the colours fitted well in my opinion.
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Base ingredient
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Vanilla liqueur
Garnish
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Lemon
Alcohol content
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8.33% | 1.87 units *

Method
How to make a Butterflies and Hurricanes

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the alcohol and lemon juice to a highball glass with ice and stir lightly
Add soda water to almost top the glass and add a lemon wedge
Carefully slide in a dash or two of blue curaçao alongside the lemon wedge for the colour, and serve

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

·  Highball  ·  Stir  ·  Dash  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is Blue Curaçao, and how does it influence the flavor profile of Butterflies and Hurricanes?

Blue Curaçao is a type of liqueur made from the dried peels of the Laraha citrus fruit, found on the island of Curaçao. It's known for its distinct orange flavor and bright blue color. In Butterflies and Hurricanes, the dash of Blue Curaçao adds a subtle citrus undertone and a vibrant blue hue that enhances the drink's visual appeal and adds a slight tropical flavor.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Butterflies and Hurricanes cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Butterflies and Hurricanes cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to maintain clarity and texture. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without diluting the drink too much or introducing air bubbles, resulting in a smoother, more refined cocktail that perfectly balances the flavors of Cointreau, lemon juice, and vanilla liqueur.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal occasion for serving the Butterflies and Hurricanes cocktail?

Butterflies and Hurricanes, with its unique blend of flavors and visually appealing color, is ideal for spring and summer social gatherings, such as garden parties, beach events, or any occasion that calls for a refreshing, vibrant drink. Its name and presentation also make it a conversation starter, perfect for occasions where you want to impress.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes would complement the Butterflies and Hurricanes cocktail?

Considering the citrus notes and vivid color of the Butterflies and Hurricanes cocktail, a garnish of a thin lemon or orange wheel perched on the rim of the glass would complement the drink's flavors and appearance. Adding a small sprig of mint would not only add a fragrant aroma but also enhance the visual appeal, echoing its refreshing nature.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Butterflies and Hurricanes compare to that of a typical cocktail?

Butterflies and Hurricanes has an alcohol content of 8.33%, which is slightly lower than the average for cocktails, which typically range from 10% to 15% alcohol by volume. This makes it a milder choice, perfect for those who prefer a less potent drink while still enjoying a complex blend of flavors.

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