Salad in a Glass
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Salad in a Glass
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.92 / 5
This is my attempt to recreate the Salad in a Glass from Central Flats and Taps in Knoxville, Tennessee This is my attempt to recreate the Salad in a Glass from Central Flats and Taps in Knoxville, Tennessee
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Alcohol content
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9.49% | 2.14 units *

Method
How to make a Salad in a Glass

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients except the soda to a glass over ice and stir
Top with club soda and serve
~ Use cucumber infused vodka to make this even more refreshing! ~

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Salad in a Glass cocktail to blend the ingredients well?

To properly stir the Salad in a Glass cocktail, first add all liquid ingredients (vodka, lime juice, sugar syrup, ginger beer, ginger liqueur, and soda water) into a highball glass filled with ice. Use a long spoon to stir the mixture gently but thoroughly for about 20 to 30 seconds. This method ensures the drink is cold and well-mixed without diluting it too much. After stirring, add the basil leaves and gently bruise them with the spoon to release their flavor.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the ginger beer and ginger liqueur in Salad in a Glass with other ingredients?

Yes, you can substitute ginger beer with ginger ale for a less spicy and sweeter profile. If you do not have ginger liqueur, consider using a splash of simple syrup and a few extra slices of fresh ginger muddled at the bottom of the glass to infuse the drink with a ginger flavor. Adjust the sweetness to taste, as these substitutions may alter the balance of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnish ideas for the Salad in a Glass cocktail to enhance its appearance?

For an eye-catching garnish, consider adding a skewer of small basil leaves and a lime wheel or zest on the rim of the glass. You could also add a thin slice or a small cube of ginger on the skewer to highlight the ginger elements of the drink. For a more aromatic experience, slap a basil leaf between your hands before placing it on top of the drink to release its oils.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Salad in a Glass to preserve its flavors and presentation?

Serve the Salad in a Glass in a chilled highball glass to keep it refreshing. Add the ingredients directly into the glass over ice, stirring gently to mix. The basil leaves should be added last to preserve their color and aroma. Serving immediately after preparation ensures the vibrant flavors and carbonation from the ginger beer and soda water are at their peak.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Salad in a Glass cocktail?

To create a non-alcoholic variation of the Salad in a Glass, replace the vodka and ginger liqueur with additional ginger beer and soda water, or use a non-alcoholic ginger beer and a bit of non-alcoholic vanilla extract as a substitute for ginger liqueur. Adjust the lime juice and sugar syrup to balance the sweetness and tartness. This version will retain the refreshing and spicy profile of the original cocktail.

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