Red Eye
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Red Eye
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.71 / 5
The famous hangover cure from the film, Cocktail. Simple, effective hangover cure. Or is it? The famous hangover cure from the film, Cocktail. Simple, effective hangover cure. Or is it?
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Vodka
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5.25% | 2.95 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Red Eye

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add ingredients to the glass, one at a time
Do not stir
Then it's ready to serve!

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

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How is the Red Eye cocktail typically prepared?

The Red Eye cocktail is typically prepared by first pouring vodka, lager, and tomato juice into a highball glass filled with ice. Then, carefully add one or two egg whites without stirring or shaking the mixture, to maintain the layered effect and prevent the drink from becoming frothy.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the lager with another type of beer in the Red Eye cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the lager with another type of beer in the Red Eye cocktail. A light ale or another mild beer could work if you prefer a slightly different taste, though it may alter the original flavor profile slightly. It is generally recommended to use a beer that isn't too hoppy or strong so that it doesn't overwhelm the other ingredients.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Red Eye cocktail?

The ideal way to serve a Red Eye cocktail is in a highball glass filled with ice to keep the drink cold. Serving it immediately after preparation is recommended to enjoy the freshness of the egg white and the crispness of the lager. Optionally, you can garnish with a slice of lime or celery for extra flavor and presentation.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Red Eye cocktail?

The Red Eye cocktail, with its unique combination of ingredients, is best suited for brunches or morning after gatherings as a purported hangover cure. Its refreshing and restorative qualities also make it suitable for summer parties or casual get-togethers where a light, invigorating beverage is appreciated.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Why are egg whites used in the Red Eye cocktail, and can they be omitted?

Egg whites are used in the Red Eye cocktail to add a smooth texture and a slight frothiness to the drink, enhancing its mouthfeel without altering the flavor significantly. While they are a traditional ingredient, they can be omitted if you prefer not to use them or are concerned about using raw eggs. Omitting egg whites may slightly change the texture and appearance but should retain the overall taste of the cocktail.

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