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Bartending Basics: How to Make the Best Cocktails Are you an aspiring bartender wondering why your cocktails never taste like the experts’? Sometimes, it is the small things that make the biggest difference. If you focus on the world’s best bartenders, you will observe that there are a few things they do to make any cocktail elicit a “WOW” from its drinker. The following are five quick steps that can help you shake your favorite drinks, and in no time, you will find the quality of your cocktails getting better.
Questions About Drinks You Must Know the Answers To
1. Bank on quality spirits.
Questions About Drinks You Must Know the Answers To
There is a substantial difference between the distilled spirits placed on top and at the bottom shelf of your liquor store shelf. Your drinks will reflect the individual quality of the ingredients, and with liquor being usually the strongest ingredient in a drink, you must be willing to spend more for quality. A Martini where you used a $5/bottle gin is not going to be as amazing as one made where the gin is priced at $40/bottle. Not to say though that you need to spend a lot whenever you go to the liquor store. There are many good reasonably priced brands that are just perfect for day-to-day mixing, setting you back around $20 to $30 per bottle. With this simple upgrade, your cocktails can begin on the right foot. 2. Use only fresh ingredients every time. Instead of using bottled or canned ingredients, always go fresh for your cocktails. Several of these bottled mixers have unwanted additives in them, taking away the cocktail’s freshness. This mostly refers to fruit juices, but to to other mixers too like using a soda siphon rather than to buying bottled soda water or club soda, and making your own grenadine, sour mix or simple syrup. With fruits, you just have to squeeze limes, lemons, and oranges using a hand juicer; or get an electric juicer to make fresh juice from apple, pear, cranberry or anything suitable. 3. Match the drink and glass temperatures. You may think this is simple or even unnecessary, bu tit can actually make a huge difference. When you serve cold drinks, chill the glass prior to pouring. This will keep the cold drink cold for much longer, and make the drinking experience a lot better from start to end. Chilling a glass can be as simple as putting it in the freezer for a minute, or pouring cold water into the glass, shaking it and throwing it out just before you pour. The same principle works on warm drinks. For example, if you were making a Hot Toddy, the glass must be warming up (just pour hot water inside) as you get ready with the ingredients. Nothing can be as bad as getting to the bottom of your drink where what’s supposed to be warm becomes cold, or the opposite.