Drambuie Collins
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Drambuie Collins
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A light, refreshing and tasty drink with simple ingredients, it's quick and easy to build in a highball glass. This is straight from the Drambuie website and is one of ... more A light, refreshing and tasty drink with simple ingredients, it's quick and easy to build in a highball glass. This is straight from the Drambuie website and is one of my favourite late summer cocktails but does equally as well through the winter.
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Drambuie
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Mint
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12.99% | 3 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Drambuie Collins

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Cut a lemon into wedges, then squeeze and drop half the lemon into a highball glass
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir
Garnish with a mint sprig and serve

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

·  Highball  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What exactly is Drambuie, and how does it influence the taste of Drambuie Collins?

Drambuie is a golden colored liqueur made from Scotch whisky, honey, herbs, and spices. Its unique taste, which combines the sweet richness of honey with the complex warmth of herbs and spices, adds a layer of depth to the Drambuie Collins. This flavor profile enhances the cocktail by introducing a sweet, yet slightly spicy note that meshes well with the freshness of the mint and the tanginess of the lemon.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Drambuie Collins stirred and not shaken?

Stirring gently combines the ingredients of the Drambuie Collins, preserving the clarity and delicacy of the drink. Shaking could overly dilute the cocktail and create an unwanted frothy texture, which would interfere with the smooth balance of flavors between the Drambuie, mint, lemon, and soda water. Stirring ensures the drink remains refreshingly carbonated and aesthetically pleasing in its clarity.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with Drambuie Collins to enhance its appearance and flavor?

For the Drambuie Collins, a sprig of fresh mint or a lemon twist works beautifully as garnish. These garnishes not only complement the visual appeal of the cocktail but also enhance its aromatic experience. The mint sprig accentuates the freshness of the mint leaves used in the drink, while the lemon twist adds an extra zest, elevating the citrus notes of the lemon.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal type of ice for Drambuie Collins?

For the Drambuie Collins, using large cubes or a single large ice sphere is ideal. Larger ice pieces melt slower than standard cubes, which means they chill the cocktail effectively without watering it down too quickly. This way, the integrity of the drink’s flavors is maintained longer, ensuring a refreshing sipping experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Drambuie Collins compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of approximately 12.99%, Drambuie Collins is moderately strong. It’s milder compared to cocktails like a Margarita or a Martini, which often have higher alcohol contents due to their base spirits being present in larger proportions. The Drambuie Collins offers a pleasing balance, making it a great option for those who prefer a less potent cocktail that still delivers a distinctive taste.

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