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Carolina
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The Carolina cocktail is a rich and aromatic drink that features an intriguing blend of flavors. Its base of Tequila Añejo imparts a smooth, aged depth that intermingles with the ... more The Carolina cocktail is a rich and aromatic drink that features an intriguing blend of flavors. Its base of Tequila Añejo imparts a smooth, aged depth that intermingles with the sweetness of grenadine and the creamy texture provided by the cream. A touch of vanilla essence adds a fragrant sweetness that complements the other components, while the addition of egg white contributes a silky frothiness to the concoction. Served in a classic cocktail glass, this cocktail is often garnished with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cocktail cherry, adding a touch of spice and fruity decoration that rounds out the sensory experience. The Carolina is a choice for those who appreciate a drink with a complex flavor profile and a creamy consistency.
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15 key ingredients
Base ingredient
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Tequila Añejo
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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27.48% | 3.6 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Carolina

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put ice into a cocktail shaker
Add tequila, grenadine, vanilla and cream over ice and add the egg white
Shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Sprinkle with cinnamon and decorate with a cocktail cherry to serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the Tequila Añejo in the Carolina cocktail with another type of tequila?

Yes, you can substitute Tequila Añejo with another type of tequila such as Tequila Blanco or Reposado. However, keep in mind that Tequila Añejo has a distinctive aged flavor that impacts the overall taste of the cocktail, making it smoother and adding depth. Using a different type of tequila will alter the flavor profile slightly.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Carolina cocktail shaken and not stirred?

The Carolina cocktail is shaken to fully integrate the creamy and egg components with the alcohol, ensuring a smooth consistency and proper dilution. Shaking introduces air and creates a frothy texture, especially important for cocktails containing egg whites, cream, or citrus. It achieves a balanced integration of flavors and a more appealing presentation.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the ideal way to serve a Carolina cocktail?

The ideal way to serve a Carolina cocktail is in a chilled cocktail glass. You may also consider garnishing with a sprinkle of nutmeg or a vanilla pod to enhance the aromatic experience. Serve immediately after shaking to enjoy its frothy texture and to keep it cold.

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