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The Barracuda cocktail is a delightful and tropical libation that combines the refreshing flavors of rum, Galliano, pineapple juice, and lime juice. Originating in the 1960s, its exact origins are unclear, but it has since become a popular choice for those seeking a taste of paradise in a glass. With its vibrant color and balanced flavors, the Barracuda is perfect for sipping on a sunny day or enjoying as a festive party cocktail.

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Ingredients and Tools:

- 45 ml (1 1/2 oz) light rum

- 15 ml (1/2 oz) Galliano

- 60 ml (2 oz) pineapple juice

- 15 ml (1/2 oz) lime juice

- Ice cubes

- Cocktail shaker

- Jigger

- Collins glass or hurricane glass

- Pineapple wedge and cherry for garnish (optional)

Preparation Steps:

1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

2. Pour 45 ml (1 1/2 oz) of light rum into the shaker.

3. Add 15 ml (1/2 oz) of Galliano to the shaker.

4. Squeeze in 15 ml (1/2 oz) of fresh lime juice.

5. Pour in 60 ml (2 oz) of pineapple juice.

6. Secure the shaker lid and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to chill the ingredients.

7. Strain the mixture into a Collins glass or hurricane glass filled with ice.

8. Optionally, garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry.

Flavor Profile:

The Barracuda cocktail offers a harmonious blend of sweet, tangy, and tropical flavors, with the rum providing a light and refreshing base, the Galliano adding herbal and vanilla notes, and the pineapple and lime juices adding a bright and citrusy kick. It's a balanced and invigorating drink that transports you to a sunny beach with each sip.

Mixoloco - Mixology Tips:

  • Rum Selection: Choose a light rum with a clean and smooth flavor profile for the best results in the Barracuda cocktail.

  • Fresh Lime Juice: Using freshly squeezed lime juice is essential to achieve the vibrant citrus flavor that balances the sweetness of the pineapple juice and Galliano.

  • Galliano Measurement: While Galliano adds unique herbal and vanilla notes to the Barracuda, be mindful not to overpower the other flavors. Stick to the recommended measurement to maintain balance in the cocktail.

  • Ice Quality: Use fresh, high-quality ice cubes to ensure they don't dilute the drink too quickly. Large ice cubes are preferable as they melt more slowly.

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