Colombia
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Colombia
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.75 / 5
Named after the layering effect that creates the colours of the Colombian flag, this cocktail is both sweet and delicious. Named after the layering effect that creates the colours of the Colombian flag, this cocktail is both sweet and delicious.
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Base ingredient
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Vodka
Alcohol content
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8.64% | 2.85 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
60ml 2oz 6cl
180ml 6.09oz 18cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Method
How to make a Colombia

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the vodka, orange juice and lemon juice to a shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a highball glass with ice
Slide in the grenadine down one edge of the glass, then slide in the blue curaçao down the other side, which should settle in between the orange mixture and the red grenadine
Then it's ready to serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How can I ensure a smooth blend of flavors in the Colombia cocktail?

To ensure a smooth blend of flavors in the Colombia cocktail, start by adding ice to your shaker followed by the vodka, orange juice, lemon juice, and grenadine. Shake well for about 15-30 seconds to chill and properly mix the ingredients. The Blue Curaçao should be gently poured over the mixture after it's been strained into the glass to achieve a layered effect. This method ensures a vibrant display of colors as well as an even distribution of flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with a Colombia cocktail?

For a Colombia cocktail, vibrant garnishes that complement its colorful appearance and citrus flavors work best. Consider an orange slice or a lemon twist to enhance the citrus notes, or a maraschino cherry for a pop of color and sweetness. For an extra touch of elegance, add a small paper umbrella or a cocktail stick adorned with various fruits.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Blue Curaçao in a Colombia cocktail if I don't have it?

If you don't have Blue Curaçao for a Colombia cocktail, you can substitute it with another orange-flavored liqueur like Triple Sec or Cointreau, although the distinct blue color will be missing. To still achieve a blue hue, you can add a few drops of blue food coloring to the alternative liqueur. This won't change the flavor profile significantly but will help maintain the cocktail's visual appeal.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Colombia cocktail compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The alcohol content in a Colombia cocktail is 8.64%, which is somewhat lower than many classic cocktails. Standard cocktails typically have an alcohol content ranging from 10% to 25%, depending on the type and proportions of ingredients. The Colombia cocktail's lower alcohol content makes it a lighter option, suitable for enjoying over a longer period without becoming too strong.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Colombia cocktail to impress my guests?

To impress your guests with a Colombia cocktail, serve it in a chilled highball glass to keep it cold longer. Pay special attention to the layering of Blue Curaçao for a visually stunning presentation. Use clear ice cubes or a large ice sphere not only to chill the drink but also to minimize dilution. Garnish with an orange slice, lemon twist, or maraschino cherry on the rim, and consider adding a small cocktail umbrella or colorful straw for an extra festive touch.

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