The Grounded Embiggening is a modern cocktail, born out of the craft cocktail movement. It was first created in the late 2010s by a bartender who wanted to create a drink that was both refreshing and complex. The name 'Grounded Embiggening' comes from the feeling of being grounded and the 'embiggening' of flavors in this cocktail. It's a favorite among those who enjoy complex, layered drinks.
- First created in the late 2010s
- Born out of the craft cocktail movement
- Named for its grounding and flavor-enhancing properties
The Grounded Embiggening is a complex cocktail with a refreshing, citrusy start, followed by a deep, earthy undertone. It has a slight sweetness that balances the bitterness of the spirits used. The finish is long and warming, leaving a lingering taste of spice and citrus.
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Why is it called the Grounded Embiggening?
The name 'Grounded Embiggening' was chosen to represent the feeling of being centered or anchored (grounded) and the enhancement and magnification of different flavors (embiggening) in the cocktail.
What type of gin should I use for the Grounded Embiggening?
To get the best out of this cocktail, it’s recommended to use a high-quality gin. Your choice really depends on your personal taste, but a London Dry Gin would work well for this recipe.
What type of glass is best for serving the Grounded Embiggening?
The Grounded Embiggening is best served in a chilled coupe glass.
Can I use any other type of bitters instead of Angostura bitters?
Angostura bitters are recommended for this cocktail to balance out the sweetness and bring complexity to the drink. However, if you're feeling adventurous, you can use orange bitters or other craft cocktail bitters to bring a new twist to the drink.
Is there a non-alcoholic version of Grounded Embiggening?
Yes, to make a non-alcoholic version, you can substitute the gin and vermouth with non-alcoholic equivalents and omit the Angostura bitters.