Difford's Fruit Cup No.1
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Difford's Fruit Cup No.1
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4 / 5
Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that combines a thoughtful selection of ingredients for a perfectly balanced sip. This cocktail elegantly blends the herbal and slightly ... more Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that combines a thoughtful selection of ingredients for a perfectly balanced sip. This cocktail elegantly blends the herbal and slightly sweet notes of red vermouth with the complexity of dry gin and the citrusy touch of orange liqueur. The addition of ginger ale introduces a spicy fizz, while cola offers a familiar sweetness, creating a multi-layered drink. Finished with a dash of Angostura bitters to add depth, this cocktail serves up a delightful harmony of flavors in a cocktail glass. Ideal for those who appreciate a cocktail with depth and a refreshing profile, Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 is a must-try for enthusiasts seeking a unique drinking experience.
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Base ingredient
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Ginger Ale
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13.15% | 1.78 units *
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Classic

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 intricately weaves together the aromatic sweetness of red vermouth and the citrus spark of orange liqueur with the crispness of dry gin, creating a compelling foundation. The addition of ginger ale injects a spicy effervescence while the cola rounds it off with a comforting sweetness, together with dashes of Angostura bitters to enhance the herbal undertones and add complexity to every sip. This cocktail is a symphony of flavors that harmonizes the herbal, the sweet, and the spicy, making it an eclectic choice for the adventurous palate.

Method
How to make a Difford's Fruit Cup No.1

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by pouring all the ingredients directly into your glass of choice
Next, add ice to the glass until it's half full, providing a cool base for your drink
Place a slice of citrus and a few mint leaves for garnish into the glass before packing it to the brim with more ice
Finally, top off your creation with the remaining garnish, adding a fresh, aromatic touch

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of Difford's Fruit Cup No.1?

Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 is a creation by Simon Difford, a renowned mixologist and bartender. It's part of his extensive collection of cocktail recipes that explore various combinations of spirits and mixers. The 'Fruit Cup' suggests a refreshing, fruity drink perfect for summer days, and this particular recipe showcases Difford's innovative approach to cocktail making.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 13.15%, Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 falls into the moderate range of alcohol by volume (ABV) for cocktails. Many classic cocktails have ABVs ranging from 10% to 30%, making this fruit cup a relatively lighter option, suitable for those who prefer a less potent drink but still want to enjoy the complexity of a well-crafted cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 if I don't have them?

Yes, cocktails are known for their versatility, and Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 is no exception. If you lack specific ingredients, consider substituting a similar type of vermouth, gin, or orange liqueur. For example, if you don't have red vermouth, try a sweet white vermouth. Adjustments will change the flavor profile slightly but can still result in a delicious drink.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of Difford's Fruit Cup No.1?

Creating a non-alcoholic version of Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 is possible by substituting the alcoholic components with their non-alcoholic counterparts or similar tasting syrups and juices. For instance, use non-alcoholic gin and vermouth alternatives, and replace the orange liqueur with orange juice or a non-alcoholic orange-flavored syrup. The key is to balance the sweetness and bitterness to mimic the original taste as closely as possible.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with Difford's Fruit Cup No.1?

Difford's Fruit Cup No.1, with its mix of sweetness, bitterness, and effervescence, pairs nicely with light appetizers and finger foods. Seafood dishes, such as shrimp cocktails or smoked salmon canapés, complement the drink's complexity. For a simpler pairing, opt for assorted cheeses and crackers or fresh fruit platters to enhance the fruity flavors of the cocktail.

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