Red Night Dream
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Red Night Dream
Cocktail recipe

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The Red Night Dream cocktail is a vibrant and tropical concoction, served in a brandy glass that adds a touch of sophistication. This drink beautifully marries the sweetness of orange ... more The Red Night Dream cocktail is a vibrant and tropical concoction, served in a brandy glass that adds a touch of sophistication. This drink beautifully marries the sweetness of orange juice with the bold flavor of white rum, while grenadine provides a deep red hue and a hint of tartness. The ingredients suggest a layering of flavors, with the bright citrus of the orange and the subtle acidity of lime enhancing the rum's complexity. Grenadine, a pomegranate-based syrup, contributes both color and a touch of sweetness. This cocktail likely offers a refreshing, fruity drinking experience with a visually appealing presentation, garnished with pineapple and a cherry for an exotic touch.
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Base ingredient
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Pineapple
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, pineapple, lime
Alcohol content
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10% | 2.4 units *

Brandy glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Red Night Dream

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill the glass with ice and add grenadine
Cut two slices of lime and put them on the walls of the glass
Add chopped fresh pineapple
Add the Bacardi and orange juice and stir gently
Top up with crushed ice and garnish with a pineapple wedge
On the top of the pineapple wedge put pineapple leaves and next to it put a maraschino cherry and lime slice and two artistic straws
Then serve
~ The pineapple leaves should go from big to small on top of the pineapple wedge, with red-coloured sugar on the top of the leaves. ~

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

·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Red Night Dream stirred and not shaken?

The Red Night Dream is stirred instead of shaken to maintain the clarity and smooth texture of the cocktail. Stirring gently combines the ingredients, especially the alcoholic components like white rum with mixers such as orange juice and grenadine, without incorporating too much air or diluting the drink excessively.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Red Night Dream?

A wedge of pineapple and slices of lime are recommended for garnishing the Red Night Dream, enhancing its tropical appeal. Additionally, a maraschino cherry or a sprig of mint could also be used to add color contrast and an extra layer of flavor to the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass to serve the Red Night Dream in, and why?

The ideal glass for serving the Red Night Dream is a brandy glass. This choice complements the cocktail’s rich flavors and aromatic components. The wide bowl of the brandy glass allows the aromas to accumulate and enhances the sipping experience, making it perfect for enjoying the nuanced flavors of this cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of juice in the Red Night Dream if I don’t have orange juice?

Yes, if you don’t have orange juice, you can substitute it with another citrus juice such as grapefruit or tangerine juice for a similar tangy profile. However, the substitution may slightly alter the original taste and color of the Red Night Dream, so it’s worth experimenting to find the combination that best suits your palate.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Red Night Dream compare to other cocktails?

The Red Night Dream has an alcohol content of 10%, which places it on the lower side compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita or a Martini often has an alcohol content around 15-20%. This makes the Red Night Dream a lighter option, suitable for those who prefer a milder alcoholic beverage.

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