One drink everyone should learn how to make is a Cardinal cocktail. A Cardinal cocktail is quick and easy to make and can be enjoyed at a party or in a casual atmosphere, making it a very versatile drink. Before you start learning how to make a Cardinal cocktail, you will need to gather these items and ingredients:
- Cocktail Shaker
- Cocktail Glass
- Two oz. Rum
- One-Half oz. Amaretto
- One-Half tsp. Grenadine
- One-Half oz. Triple Sec
- One oz. Lime Juice
- Lime Slice
Once you have all the items and ingredients collected, it is time to learn how to make a Cardinal cocktail.
- Put ice in the cocktail shaker. The cocktail shaker will not only be mixing up your cocktail, but chilling it as well. That is why the first step in making a Cardinal cocktail is filling the cocktail shaker halfway up with ice.
- Add the ingredients to the cocktail shaker. The next step in making a Cardinal cocktail is adding all of your ingredients except the lime slice into the cocktail shaker. It does not matter in what order your ingredients are added, just make sure you add all of them. This means you should be adding two ounces of rum, one-half ounce of Amaretto, one-half teaspoon of grenadine, one-half ounce of Triple Sec and one ounce of lime juice. Failure to add in all of the ingredients can throw off the flavor of the cocktail.
- Shake up your ingredients. Once all of the ingredients have been added it is time to put that cocktail shaker to use. Put the lid on your cocktail shaker and shake it for fifteen to twenty seconds. The shaking not only mixes your cocktail, but chills it since all of the liquid will be moving against the ice you previously put in the cocktail shaker.
- Serve with a garnish. The last step in learning how to make a Cardinal cocktail is pouring your drink from the cocktail shaker into your cocktail glass and adding the lime slice on the lip of the glass as a garnish. The lime slice just adds that little touch of class to make your cocktail that much more enjoyable.
Congratulations, you now know how to make a Cardinal cocktail.