Cat Tail
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Cat Tail
Cocktail recipe

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The Cat Tail is a refreshing cocktail that combines the crispness of vodka with the sweet and floral notes of lemonade and elderflower liqueur, and the spicy kick of ginger ... more The Cat Tail is a refreshing cocktail that combines the crispness of vodka with the sweet and floral notes of lemonade and elderflower liqueur, and the spicy kick of ginger syrup. These ingredients create a harmonious blend of flavors that are both invigorating and smooth. The addition of rosemary infuses an aromatic quality that complements the botanical elements of the drink, creating a unique sensory experience. Served in a cocktail glass, the Cat Tail is a visually appealing drink that is perfect for those who enjoy a balance of fruit and spice in their cocktails.
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Base ingredient
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Lemonade
Garnish
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Lemon, rosemary
Alcohol content
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13.5% | 2.03 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Cat Tail

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the vodka, ginger syrup, lemonade and St-Germain into a shaker with ice
Add a sprig of rosemary
Shake well then strain into chilled cocktail glass full of ice
Garnish with a lemon slice and rosemary sprig and serve
~ This drink can be topped up with soda or tonic water if desired. ~

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for the Cat Tail cocktail?

For the Cat Tail cocktail, a sprig of rosemary is essential for both aroma and presentation. Additionally, consider adding a thin slice of lemon or a lemon twist on the rim of the glass for a citrusy accent. Edible flowers can also complement the elderflower liqueur and enhance the cocktail's visual appeal.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute ginger syrup with something else in the Cat Tail cocktail?

Yes, if you don't have ginger syrup, you can substitute it with a homemade mixture of equal parts finely grated fresh ginger and simple syrup. Alternatively, a small amount of ginger liqueur can be used, adjusting the quantity according to its sweetness and ginger intensity.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Cat Tail cocktail?

The Cat Tail cocktail is best served cold in a cocktail glass. Make sure the glass is chilled beforehand to enhance the drinking experience. For an extra touch of elegance, you can frost the rim of the glass with fine sugar.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Cat Tail cocktail?

The Cat Tail cocktail, with its elegant blend of vodka, lemonade, elderflower liqueur, and aromatic garnishes, is perfect for spring and summer gatherings, garden parties, or any occasion where a refreshing and sophisticated drink is desired. Its unique flavor profile makes it a great conversation starter at cocktail parties.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Cat Tail compare to other common cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 13.5%, the Cat Tail falls into the medium-strength category of cocktails. It is stronger than light cocktails such as mimosas (around 10% alcohol) but less potent than strong cocktails like a martini or Manhattan (which can exceed 20% alcohol). This makes the Cat Tail an excellent choice for those who prefer a moderately strong drink that balances alcohol presence with refreshing flavors.

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