Is there a name for the class of cocktails where all ingredients are in equal proportions? For example, if I were to make a menu of things like a Corpse Reviver, Paper Plane, Last Word, etc. I'd like to title the menu with that term. I think "Perfect Cocktail" is fitting but I know that's for equal parts sweet and dry vermouth.

  • I'd suggest creating a custom cocktail of equal proportions and simply naming it something to your liking... I am just guessing but something like naming a method for making cocktails with equal proportions is so general, and so rare, that the name would likely never stick. Apr 2 at 12:55
  • How about: “Equilateral Libations”?
    – Eric S
    Apr 8 at 19:25
  • "Is there a term for a cocktail made of equal proportions of its ingredients?" STRONG!
    – Alaska Man
    Apr 10 at 23:42

Is there a term for a cocktail made of equal proportions of its ingredients?

There seems to be no known terminology for a cocktail made with equal proportions of ingredients!

However that can not stop one from coining such a phrase. I would suggest something like an ”Equal portioned cocktails!”

Do not call it an Equalizer because that is already a valid cocktail.

If you make a cocktail of four equal portioned ingredients you could call it a 4 by 4 cocktail!

Take the pound cake as an example, called in French a ”quatre-quart” (four-quarter).

The pound cake is aptly named. Historically, the total ingredients are equivalent to one pound. In French, it is called "quatre-quart" because it consists of four ingredients of equal weight: one quarter of flour, one quarter of butter, one quarter of sugar and one quarter of eggs. It is an old recipe that gives a slightly dense cake, ideal for tea and trifles. You could even add grated lemon or orange zest. - Pound Cake

  • Perhaps more accurately, the French likely renamed it because they have no reference to imperial measurements - they use the metric system which doesn't include the pound! Apr 2 at 12:52
  • Personally I'd go for "Equal portioned potion".
    – Eric S
    Apr 3 at 20:47

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