Ancient Mariner
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Ancient Mariner
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.79 / 5
The Ancient Mariner made its print debut in Jeff Berry’s Grog Log. The Ancient Mariner made its print debut in Jeff Berry’s Grog Log.
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Base ingredient
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Allspice Dram
Garnish
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Lime, mint
Alcohol content
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21.36% | 2.58 units *

Method
How to make a Ancient Mariner

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain over crushed ice in a whisky glass
Garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the name 'Ancient Mariner' for this cocktail?

The Ancient Mariner cocktail pays homage to the poem 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, indicative of the cocktail's depth and complexity. Its origin is relatively modern, devised as a variation of the classic Navy Grog, a favorite among sailors. The twist with the Ancient Mariner is the inclusion of grapefruit juice and allspice dram, making it distinct and flavorful.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Why is allspice dram used in the Ancient Mariner cocktail?

Allspice dram, also known as pimento dram, contributes a unique flavor profile to the Ancient Mariner, combining the warmth of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. This adds a layer of spicy complexity that contrasts well with the sweetness of the sugar and the tartness of the citrus juices, enhancing the overall depth and character of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Ancient Mariner cocktail?

The Ancient Mariner is best served cold in a whisky glass to accentuate its rich and complex flavors. Using a large ice cube or sphere can maintain the cold temperature without diluting the drink too quickly. The whisky glass allows the aromas to concentrate, providing a better tasting experience.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with the Ancient Mariner cocktail?

To complement the spicy and citrus notes of the Ancient Mariner, a sprig of mint or a twist of lime or grapefruit peel make ideal garnishes. These garnishes add a fresh aroma and a decorative touch that enhances the cocktail's tropical vibe. An edible flower, such as a hibiscus, can also add a flair of elegance and contrast to its appearance.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in an Ancient Mariner compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of approximately 21.36%, the Ancient Mariner is moderately strong. It is less potent than some of the higher ABV (alcohol by volume) classics like a Negroni or a Martini, typically ranging from 25% to 30%, but stronger than lighter cocktails like a Mojito or an Aperol Spritz, which often sit below 20%. This makes the Ancient Mariner a balanced choice for those who enjoy a mid-strength cocktail.

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