Ace Royal
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Ace Royal
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.92 / 5
Seen at the famous Roland Garros tennis tournament in France, this delightful number uses champagne for its alcoholic base, before infusing cucumber and basil to freshen up the flavours. Seen at the famous Roland Garros tennis tournament in France, this delightful number uses champagne for its alcoholic base, before infusing cucumber and basil to freshen up the flavours.
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Base ingredient
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Champagne / prosecco
Alcohol content
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9.77% | 3.42 units *

Method
How to make a Ace Royal

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the basil leaves with the sugar syrup and lime juice directly into the serving glass, then drop in two slices of cucumber
Stir to combine slightly before topping up with the champagne and serving

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·  Muddle  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Champagne with another type of sparkling wine in the Ace Royal?

Yes, you can substitute Champagne with another sparkling wine like prosecco or cava. The key is to use a good quality sparkling wine that complements the freshness of the lime juice and the herbal notes of the basil.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some creative ways to garnish an Ace Royal?

A traditional garnish for the Ace Royal is a slice of cucumber and a basil leaf for a fresh and aromatic presentation. For a twist, you could also add a lime twist or a sprig of mint for an extra touch of elegance and flavor.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best temperature to serve the Ace Royal at?

The Ace Royal should be served cold to enhance its refreshing qualities. Chilling the lowball glass before serving and using cold ingredients, including the Champagne or prosecco, ensures the cocktail maintains its cool temperature and effervescence.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Ace Royal?

The Ace Royal, with its elegant appearance and refreshing taste, is perfect for celebratory events such as weddings, anniversaries, garden parties, or any occasion that calls for a sophisticated and festive drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Ace Royal compare to other cocktails?

The Ace Royal has an alcohol content of approximately 9.77%, which places it on the lighter side in comparison to many other cocktails. It's comparable to a glass of wine in terms of alcohol by volume (ABV), making it a great choice for those seeking a moderately strong cocktail.

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