Naked Summer
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Naked Summer
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.78 / 5
A mildly sour, lemony mix. Highly refreshing and easy to drink! A mildly sour, lemony mix. Highly refreshing and easy to drink!
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Base ingredient
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Vodka
Garnish
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Mint
Alcohol content
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11.43% | 2.4 units *

Method
How to make a Naked Summer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Measure all ingredients except soda water into a cold shaker and shake well
Strain into a chilled glass with ice and top with soda water
Finish with fresh mint leaves to garnish and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Naked Summer cocktail shaken and not stirred?

The Naked Summer cocktail is shaken to ensure that the ingredients, particularly the mix of citrus juices and syrup, are thoroughly blended. Shaking creates a more aerated, colder, and evenly mixed drink, which enhances the refreshing characteristics ideal for a cocktail named 'Naked Summer'. Additionally, shaking helps to dilute the drink slightly, balancing the potency of the alcohol with the other flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What makes a brandy glass suitable for serving the Naked Summer?

A brandy glass is chosen for the Naked Summer due to its wide bowl and relatively narrow rim. The shape of the glass helps to concentrate the drink's aromatic components, enhancing the sensory experience. Even though the Naked Summer is not a traditional brandy cocktail, the glass's elegance and the way it allows the drink to be cradled in the hand make it a visually appealing choice that also aids in the enjoyment of the cocktail's nuanced flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the soda water in Naked Summer with another ingredient?

Yes, soda water in the Naked Summer cocktail can be substituted with other carbonated options to vary the flavor profile or adjust to personal preferences. Tonic water could be used for a slightly bitter edge, or a flavored sparkling water could add a subtle fruity or floral note. It's important to choose an option that complements the existing balance of flavors, especially the citrus components.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Naked Summer compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 11.43%, the Naked Summer falls into the moderate range of alcohol concentration for cocktails. It's slightly less potent than classic cocktails like the Martini or Manhattan, which typically have higher alcohol contents due to their larger proportions of distilled spirits and minimal to no dilution. However, it's more alcoholic than light, fruity cocktails or those that use a significant volume of non-alcoholic mixers, making it a balanced choice for those seeking moderation.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish would complement the Naked Summer?

For the Naked Summer, considering its citrus-based and refreshing nature, a garnish of a thin lime or lemon wheel, or a sprig of mint could complement it beautifully. These garnishes would not only add a splash of color and enhance the drink's visual appeal but also provide a fragrant cue to the citrus flavors within the cocktail. Alternatively, a twist of lemon or lime peel could add an elegant finish and a burst of citrus oil to the drink, enhancing its aroma.

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