The Red Keep
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The Red Keep
Cocktail recipe

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The Red Keep cocktail is a vibrant and fruity mix that celebrates the flavors of strawberry and lemon, paired with the smoothness of vodka. The drink gets its name from ... more The Red Keep cocktail is a vibrant and fruity mix that celebrates the flavors of strawberry and lemon, paired with the smoothness of vodka. The drink gets its name from a vivid hue reminiscent of regality and drama, perhaps nodding to the striking imagery of fantasy fortresses or exalted historical courts. Served in a brandy glass, this cocktail balances the sweet, rich notes of strawberry syrup with the tartness of fresh lemon juice, offering a refreshing and spirited concoction. Ideal for those who enjoy a sweet yet tart beverage, The Red Keep cocktail captures a delightful combination, typically topped with a fresh strawberry garnish to enhance its visual appeal and add a touch of summery freshness.
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Strawberry Syrup
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Strawberry
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13.33% | 0.8 units *

Brandy glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a The Red Keep

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well, before straining into a chilled cocktail glass
Top with a strawberry and serve

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended glassware for serving The Red Keep cocktail?

The Red Keep cocktail is best served in a Brandy glass. This choice of glassware helps to concentrate the aroma and flavor, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Champagne with another ingredient in The Red Keep cocktail?

Yes, if Champagne or prosecco isn't available, you can substitute it with a different sparkling wine or even soda water for a non-alcoholic version. Be mindful that the substitute may slightly alter the flavor profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish would pair well with The Red Keep?

Consider garnishing The Red Keep with a fresh strawberry or lemon twist. This complements the strawberries' sweetness and the citrusy sharpness from the lemon juice, enhancing the cocktail's overall aesthetic and flavor.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it better to shake or stir The Red Keep, and why?

The Red Keep should be shaken, not stirred. This preparation technique is recommended to thoroughly mix the vodka, lemon juice, and strawberry syrup, and to slightly dilute the drink, making it smoother to taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in The Red Keep compare to a standard glass of wine?

The Red Keep has an alcohol content of 13.33%, which is roughly equivalent to the alcohol content found in a standard glass of wine, typically around 12% to 14%. This makes it a good option for those looking for a cocktail with a familiar potency.

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