The Charentonnais
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The Charentonnais
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The Charentonnais is a refreshing cocktail that combines the botanical notes of gin with the sweet, fruity essence of peach liqueur. Muddled basil leaves introduce an aromatic, herbal dimension that ... more The Charentonnais is a refreshing cocktail that combines the botanical notes of gin with the sweet, fruity essence of peach liqueur. Muddled basil leaves introduce an aromatic, herbal dimension that complements the other flavors, creating a nuanced and sophisticated drink. The addition of lemon bitters adds a subtle citrus zing, rounding out the cocktail with a crisp edge. Typically served in a lowball glass, The Charentonnais offers a delightful blend of sweetness, herbal undertones, and a hint of tartness, making it a unique choice for those who appreciate complex flavor profiles in their cocktails.
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Basil leaves
Alcohol content
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29.52% | 2.75 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a The Charentonnais

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the basil leaves and the lemon bitter in the glass and add crushed ice
Pour the gin, the peach liqueur then the rose lemonada soda
Stir gently and serve

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

·  Muddle  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of gin is best used in The Charentonnais cocktail?

For The Charentonnais, using a dry gin is recommended because its crispness and botanical notes complement the sweet peach liqueur and the aromatic basil leaves, enhancing the overall sophistication of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How should The Charentonnais be garnished?

The Charentonnais can be beautifully garnished with a fresh basil leaf or a thin peach slice resting on the rim of the lowball glass. This not only adds to the visual appeal but also subtly emphasizes the peach and basil flavors within the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal serving temperature for The Charentonnais?

The Charentonnais should be served cold. You can achieve the ideal serving temperature by stirring the cocktail with ice before straining it into the glass, ensuring a refreshingly cold concoction that accentuates the drink's flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in The Charentonnais compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 29.52%, The Charentonnais falls within the typical range for cocktails, which commonly have an alcohol volume ratio between 25% to 40%. Its balance of ingredients creates a moderately strong drink, suitable for sipping.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What foods pair well with The Charentonnais?

The Charentonnais, with its blend of gin, peach liqueur, and basil, pairs splendidly with lighter fare such as seafood dishes, fresh salads with citrus dressings, or creamy pasta. The cocktail's freshness and slight herbal notes can complement these dishes without overwhelming their flavors.

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