Bolo
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Bolo
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.89 / 5
A classic cocktail from the renowned "Savoy Cocktail Book." A classic cocktail from the renowned "Savoy Cocktail Book."
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Alcohol content
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17.78% | 2.4 units *

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Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Bolo

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all four ingredients with ice to a shaker and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Bolo cocktail to achieve the best texture and coldness?

To shake the Bolo cocktail properly, start by filling a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the lime juice, orange juice, white rum, and a dash of Angostura Bitters to the shaker. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This process chills the mixture while slightly diluting it, creating the perfect balance and a smooth, cold texture.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with a Bolo cocktail to enhance its visual appeal and flavor?

A thin slice of lime or orange zest works wonderfully as a garnish for the Bolo cocktail. These garnishes not only add a pop of color but also complement the citrus notes in the drink. Alternatively, a cherry or a small sprig of mint can be used for a fresh, aromatic touch.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving a Bolo cocktail, and why?

The Bolo cocktail is best served in a cocktail glass, as recommended. The classic shape of the cocktail glass presents the drink elegantly and allows the aromas to concentrate towards the top, enhancing the overall drinking experience. The stem also keeps the drink colder for longer by minimizing hand contact with the glass.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the white rum in a Bolo cocktail with another type of rum, and how will it affect the taste?

Yes, you can substitute white rum with another type of rum, such as dark rum or spiced rum, depending on your preference. Dark rum will give the Bolo a richer, sweeter flavor with a deeper color, while spiced rum will add a kick of spice and complexity. However, these substitutions will significantly alter the original flavor profile of the Bolo cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Bolo cocktail compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 17.78%, the Bolo cocktail falls into the moderate range of alcohol content for cocktails. It is less potent than a traditional Martini or Manhattan, which usually have an alcohol content above 30%, but higher than lighter cocktails like the Aperol Spritz, which typically sits around 11%. This makes the Bolo a good middle-ground option for those who prefer a moderately strong drink.

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