East India No.2
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East India No.2
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
The East India No.2 cocktail is a delectable blend of flavors that's perfect for those who appreciate a sophisticated and exotic touch to their drinks. Combining the rich warmth of ... more The East India No.2 cocktail is a delectable blend of flavors that's perfect for those who appreciate a sophisticated and exotic touch to their drinks. Combining the rich warmth of Cognac with the sweetness of pineapple juice and orange liqueur, this cocktail offers a vibrant tapestry of tastes. A hint of Angostura bitters and a dash of sugar syrup enhance its complexity, creating a harmoniously balanced drink. Served in a classy cocktail glass, the East India No.2 exudes elegance and is ideal for savoring on special occasions or as a refined end to a gourmet meal. Its unique combination of ingredients makes it a standout choice for connoisseurs seeking something truly distinctive in their cocktail experience.
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Cognac
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24.55% | 1.35 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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10ml ⅓oz 1cl
10ml ⅓oz 1cl
2 dashes 2 dashes 2 dashes
30ml 1oz 3cl
5ml 0.17oz 0.5cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The East India No.2 is a symphony of rich and exotic flavors, skillfully melding the warmth of Cognac with the tropical sweetness of pineapple juice and the zest of orange liqueur. The addition of Angostura bitters gives it a delightful complexity and depth, while a touch of sugar syrup balances the cocktail, making it a sophisticated choice for those who savor nuanced libations. This drink is a cultured journey through flavor that promises to delight the palate with its elegant and harmonious blend.

Method
How to make a East India No.2

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
To begin, place all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes
Ensure the shaker is securely sealed, then shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds, or until the outside of the shaker feels very cold to the touch
Open your shaker and use a fine mesh strainer to pour the mixture into a glass that has been pre-chilled in the freezer
This helps to remove any unwanted ice chips or pulp for a smoother drink
Serve immediately to enjoy the cocktail at its best

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the East India No.2 cocktail?

The East India No.2 is a variant of the cocktail family associated with the clubs and bars of the British Raj in India. It draws inspiration from the era's trade between the East Indies and Britain, reflecting a taste for exotic flavors and ingredients like pineapple juice and Cognac.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in East India No.2 compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 24.55%, the East India No.2 falls into the medium-strength category of cocktails. It is stronger than light cocktails like the Aperol Spritz, yet not as potent as high-alcohol content cocktails such as a classic Martini or a Negroni.

FAQ

Can East India No.2 be considered a good choice for someone new to cocktails?

Yes, the East India No.2, with its balanced mix of pineapple juice, orange liqueur, and Cognac, softened by the sweetness of sugar syrup and the spice of Angostura bitters, makes it a palatable choice for newcomers. Its medium alcohol content and delightful flavor profile offer a pleasant introduction to the world of cocktails.

GARNISHING_TIPS

Is there a recommended garnish for the East India No.2?

While the original recipe doesn't specify a garnish, a common and appealing option is to use a slice of pineapple or an orange peel twist. These garnishes complement the cocktail's fruity and zesty notes, enhancing its visual appeal and aromatic experience.

FAQ

Are there any notable variations of the East India No.2 cocktail?

Variations of the East India No.2 might include modifying the type of cognac for a different flavor profile, adjusting the sweetness by altering the amount of sugar syrup, or adding a bit of lime juice for a tart contrast. Some bartenders also experiment with replacing orange liqueur with other citrus-flavored liqueurs for a slightly different taste.

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