Cast Away
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Cast Away
Cocktail recipe

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The Cast Away cocktail is a tropical fusion that transports one's taste buds to an island getaway. Its base features a blend of coconut rum and white rum, giving it ... more The Cast Away cocktail is a tropical fusion that transports one's taste buds to an island getaway. Its base features a blend of coconut rum and white rum, giving it a smooth and sweet foundation with a hint of the Caribbean. The drink is brightened by the addition of pineapple juice, offering a juicy and fruity counterpoint to the rums, while a touch of cherry vodka introduces a subtle yet distinct cherry undertone. Lemon adds a zesty freshness to the cocktail, and sugar enhances its sweetness, creating a delightful balance of flavors. Often served in a cocktail glass with a frosted sugar rim, the Cast Away is adorned with pineapple and strawberry for garnish, not only adding an aesthetic touch but lending their aromas to the overall sensory experience. A sprig of mint provides a final refreshing note, making the Cast Away a visually appealing and deliciously inviting choice for those after a sweet, fruity concoction.
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Base ingredient
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Coconut rum
Garnish
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Pineapple, strawberry, mint
Alcohol content
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18.67% | 2.8 units *

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Ingredients

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30 ml 1oz 3cl
Top up Top up Top up
30 ml 1oz 3cl
One slice One slice One slice
Tablespoon Tablespoon Tablespoon
10ml ⅓oz 1cl

Method
How to make a Cast Away

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
First take your slice of lemon and lightly run it around the rim of your cocktail glass
Then ensure the sugar is in a flat-based bowl and dip the rim of the glass into the sugar to create an 'frosted' effect
Now place a scoop of ice in the glass and add Bacardi and Malibu
Then pour in roughly a cap full of cherry vodka, which should settle at the bottom
Gently tip the cocktail glass at a slight angle and pour the pineapple juice in, taking care not to hit the sugar or stir up the mix too much
To garnish, take the slice of pineapple and the strawberry half and carefully wedge them onto the side of the glass
Lastly, drop a sprig of mint in the centre of the glass, add a straw and serve

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

·  Rim  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended way to serve the Cast Away cocktail?

The Cast Away cocktail is best served cold in a cocktail glass. To enhance its presentation, you can chill the glass before serving to keep the drink colder for longer, ensuring a refreshing experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of rum if I don't have coconut or white rum for the Cast Away cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute other types of rum if you don't have coconut or white rum. However, be mindful that the flavor profile will change. Spiced rum could add a warming note, while aged rum could contribute a deeper, more complex flavor. Just remember that the unique tropical taste comes significantly from the coconut rum.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some recommended garnishes for the Cast Away cocktail?

For the Cast Away cocktail, a slice of lemon is already recommended. To further enhance its tropical theme, consider adding a pineapple wedge or leaf, and perhaps a maraschino cherry for a pop of color and sweetness. These garnishes not only add to the visual appeal but also complement the drink’s fruity flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Cast Away compare to other popular cocktails?

The Cast Away has an alcohol content of 18.67%, which places it on the moderate to high side compared to many popular cocktails. For example, a classic Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 13-15%, while a Long Island Iced Tea can be over 22%. This means the Cast Away offers a relatively strong option, suitable for those looking for something a bit potent but not as strong as the most alcoholic cocktails.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What types of occasions are best suited for serving the Cast Away cocktail?

Given its tropical flavor profile and refreshing nature, the Cast Away cocktail is particularly suited for summer gatherings, beach parties, or any festive occasion where a light, fruity drink would be appreciated. Its vibrant presentation and refreshing taste make it a perfect choice for celebrations or simply enjoying a relaxing day in the sun.

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