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Aye-aye
Cocktail recipe

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The Aye-aye is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is perfect for a sunny day. This drink has a vibrant green color from the melon liqueur and a touch of ... more The Aye-aye is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is perfect for a sunny day. This drink has a vibrant green color from the melon liqueur and a touch of sweetness from the grenadine. It is made by combining lime juice, melon liqueur, white rum, and lemonade with a splash of grenadine for a burst of flavor. This cocktail has a tropical and exotic taste, making it a popular choice at beachside bars and tiki parties. The tartness of the lime juice is balanced by the sweetness of the melon liqueur, creating a well-rounded flavor profile. The addition of white rum adds a subtle kick, making the Aye-aye a well-balanced and enjoyable cocktail. Sip on this drink and transport yourself to a tropical paradise with every sip.
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White rum
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Lime
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11.25% | 1.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Aye-aye

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add Midori and rum to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well
Add ice to a highball glass and half a measure of lime juice
Strain the cocktail mixture into the glass then add the lemonade
Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Highball  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the melon liqueur in the Aye-aye cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute melon liqueur with another fruit-flavored liqueur if you prefer a different taste. Midori is a popular choice for melon flavor, but if looking for a change, peach or raspberry liqueurs could offer a nice twist while maintaining the fruity profile of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Aye-aye cocktail?

For the Aye-aye cocktail, considering its fruity and tropical flavors, a garnish of fresh lime wheel, a cherry, or a slice of melon complements its taste and appearance perfectly. These garnishes add a vibrant touch and enhance the overall drinking experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Aye-aye cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The Aye-aye cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. To enhance its flavors, fill the glass with ice before adding the ingredients. This ensures the cocktail remains chilled, and the slow dilution helps to subtly mellow the robust flavors of the white rum and melon liqueur, making it more enjoyable.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the Aye-aye's alcohol content compare to other similar cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 11.25%, the Aye-aye falls into the moderate range of alcohol content for cocktails. It's slightly lower in alcohol content compared to a classic Margarita or Daiquiri, which usually have an alcohol content around 13% to 15%, making it a great option for those who prefer a less potent drink.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Aye-aye cocktail?

The Aye-aye cocktail, with its vibrant and tropical flavor profile, is perfect for summer parties, outdoor gatherings, or any occasion where a refreshing and fruity cocktail is desired. Its moderate alcohol content makes it suitable for daytime events or as a welcome drink to stimulate the appetite before dinner.

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