Cape Codder (cocktail)
|Primary alcohol by volume|
|Served||On the rocks; poured over ice|
|Standard garnish||lime slice|
|Standard drinkware||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, a peninsula and popular tourist destination located in the eastern United States which is famous for growing cranberries.
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, 1/3.7, 1/2 and 1/1.5, while other sources do not recommend precise proportions. Some sources recommend lime juice instead of a lime wedge garnish.
The Cape Codder is related to a number of other cocktails such as the Sea Breeze (which adds grapefruit juice), the Bay Breeze (which adds pineapple juice), the Madras (which adds orange juice), Sex on the Beach (which adds orange juice and schnapps), the Cosmopolitan, which adds Curaçao triple sec (such as Cointreau or another brand) and lime juice, and Rose Kennedy Cocktail which includes club soda.
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- "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)
- "Let the jolly innkeeper refresh you (and your lady) with America's newest cocktail creation— The Cape Codder." (The New Yorker, 1965)
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