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Cocktail of the Week #1: Live Twice

by on Apr.10, 2010, under Leisure

Well, it’s true. I’ve been kind of lazy lately with the posts, but better late than never. So, without further adieu, I present the first Cocktail of the Week:

Live Twice
Glass: Cocktail Glass (Martini Glass)
1oz Vodka
1/3oz Triple Sec
1/3oz Grenadine
2/3oz Frangelico

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well, strain into glass.

Cost: 3/5
Vodka, Triple Sec and Grenadine are all fairly cheap ingredients. You can find the Grenadine in most grocery stores because it’s non-alcoholic. Frangelico is not an expensive liqueur, but it’s not among the cheapest ones either. A 750mL bottle will set you back $27.95 at the LCBO.

Difficulty: 2/5
There’s no layering or otherwise fancy mixing involved; you pretty much just pour the ingredients into the shaker and mix them.

Flavour: 2/5
Here’s the big one. Now, I personally would not recommend this cocktail, but I don’t like fruitcake much. The drink has a fruity flavour, courtesy of the Grenadine and Triple sec, and it’s also got hints of hazelnut from the Frangelico. The Vodka doesn’t add any flavour, but adds a bit of a kick to the cocktail (although it’s not really noticeable). I didn’t really like the way the drink went together. Frangelico is a kind of thick liqueur, so it adds a lot of “weight” to the drink (kind of like a syrup). Overall not terrible, just not great.

Strength: 2/5
Live Twice is a fairly standard cocktail. Other than the Vodka, there’s nothing in it to give it an exceptional punch. Depending on what type of Triple Sec you buy, the alcohol content will vary slightly. I would compare the effect after consumption to that of one or two beers.

In summary, this particular cocktail is probably worth trying once if you like the combination of fruit and nuts, but I wouldn’t serve it at parties. It’s also not the cheapest cocktail you can make, so the value here is not terribly high.


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