Cape Codder (cocktail)

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Cape Cod
Cape Codder, Tommy Doyles Irish Pub, Hyannis MA.jpg
Cape Codder
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish

lime slice

Standard drinkware
Highball Glass (Tumbler).svg
Highball glass
Commonly used ingredients
Preparation Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

The Cape Cod or Cape Codder is a type of cocktail made with only fruit juice and spirits. The name refers to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the eastern United States.

Ingredients[edit]

A Cape Cod is made with vodka and cranberry juice, and may be garnished with a lime wedge. Proportions vary, with sources giving a recommended vodka-to-juice ratio of 1/4,[1][2] 1/3.7,[3] 1/2[4][5] and 1/1.5,[6] while other sources don't recommend precise proportions.[7][8][9] Some sources recommend lime juice instead of a lime wedge garnish.[4]

Related drinks[edit]

The Cape Cod is related to a number of other cocktails such as the Sea Breeze (which adds grapefruit juice), the Bay Breeze (which adds pineapple juice), Madras (which adds orange juice), Sex on the Beach (which adds orange juice and schnapps), the Cosmopolitan, which adds triple sec and lime juice, and Rose Kennedy Cocktail which includes club soda.

Background[edit]

This drink was conceived in 1945 by the Ocean Spray cranberry grower's cooperative under the name "Red Devil".[10] The "Cape Codder" name dates from the early 1960s.[11]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Cape Codder drink recipe". idrink.com. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Cape Codder - Put 3 or 4 ice cubes in a highball glass, and add l l/2 ounces vodka and 6 ounces cranberry juice cocktail" (House & Garden, volume 139 (1971))
  3. ^ "The Cape Codder". Food Network. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Cape Codder". Martha Stewart website. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cape Codder Recipe". DrinkSwap. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ Colleen Graham. "Cape Codder". about.com. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Cape Codder". Esquire. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Cape Cod". Drink of the Week. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Cape Codder recipe". Drinks Mixer. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  10. ^ "With cranberry juice he adds vodka and a dash of fresh lime and comes up with a "Red Devil Cocktail."" (Ocean Spray's Cranberry Cooperative News: Volumes 6-10 by Cranberry Canners, Inc., 1945)
  11. ^ "Let the jolly innkeeper refresh you (and your lady) with America's newest cocktail creation— The Cape Codder." (The New Yorker, 1965)