Arctic Summer
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Arctic Summer
Cocktail recipe

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The Arctic Summer is a bright and fruity cocktail served in a highball glass, designed to offer a refreshing escape, much like the cool breeze of its namesake. It combines ... more The Arctic Summer is a bright and fruity cocktail served in a highball glass, designed to offer a refreshing escape, much like the cool breeze of its namesake. It combines the clear, piney notes of gin with the sweetness of lemonade and a touch of apricot brandy to add a layer of rich, stone fruit complexity. The dash of grenadine not only contributes to a slightly tart undertone but also graces the drink with a blush of color, reminiscent of a summer sunset. Often garnished with a slice of lemon and a cocktail cherry, the Arctic Summer presents a balance of sweet and citrus flavors for a light and easy-drinking experience.
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Base ingredient
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Gin
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, lemon
Alcohol content
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22.5% | 1.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
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15ml ½oz 1.5cl

Method
How to make a Arctic Summer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a highball glass with cracked ice, add the ingredients one by one, and do not stir
Garnish with slice of lemon and cocktail cherry, and serve

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

·  Highball  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly combine the ingredients for an Arctic Summer cocktail to ensure the best flavor?

To prepare an Arctic Summer cocktail, start by pouring the gin, lemonade, and apricot brandy into a highball glass filled with ice. Then, slowly pour a teaspoon of grenadine into the mix so it settles at the bottom, creating a beautiful gradient effect. This cocktail is not shaken or stirred to maintain the layered look and to keep the flavors distinct until mixed by the drinker.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with an Arctic Summer cocktail to enhance its visual appeal?

For an Arctic Summer cocktail, consider garnishing with a slice of lemon or an orange wheel on the rim of the glass. A maraschino cherry can also be added for a pop of color. Additionally, a sprig of mint can provide a refreshing aroma, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve an Arctic Summer to preserve its flavors and appearance?

Serve the Arctic Summer in a highball glass to showcase its layered appearance. It's best served cold with plenty of ice to keep it chilled without diluting the flavors too quickly. Serve immediately after preparation to enjoy its vibrant color and refreshing taste.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Arctic Summer cocktail if I don't have apricot brandy or grenadine?

If you don't have apricot brandy, you can use peach schnapps or orange liqueur as a substitute, although this will slightly alter the taste. For grenadine, a simple syrup mixed with a bit of pomegranate or cherry juice can work as a homemade alternative, providing the sweet flavor and red color grenadine contributes to the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in an Arctic Summer compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 22.5%, the Arctic Summer cocktail has a moderate alcohol level compared to other cocktails. For comparison, a classic Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 26-30%, making the Arctic Summer slightly less potent, ideal for those seeking a milder cocktail option.

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