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Cocktail making requires creativity, precision, and of course, skills to come up with a well-balanced concoction. Shaking might be the most common technique when mixing a cocktail, but apparently, there are more techniques that one must know. The following information in this article will familiarize you with various techniques to help you advance in your budding mixology journey. Let’s get to know each method. Shaking This most common and well-known technique uses a cocktail shaker where all ingredients are mixed with ice to chill. This is a very effective method if trying to dilute all ingredients while cooling the drink. Check out our blog about The Art of Cocktail Shaking, where we discuss this technique in detail. Example of cocktails that...
Whether you love entertaining your guests with drinks or simply making some for yourself, knowing the basic elements of cocktail mixing is a must, and guess what? It isn’t hard! With curiosity and a lot of passion, you don’t need formal training to learn the basics. Read this article about what constitutes a cocktail and tips to help start your mixology journey. WHAT'S A COCKTAIL? A cocktail drink is a beverage that usually contains alcohol and is mixed with complementing juices, sweeteners, and bitters served with edible garnish in small amounts. There are at least three basic cocktail essentials that you need to remember when mixing a cocktail drink. Base A base in a cocktail is the spirit or liquor itself....
Many of the flavors associated with Christmas have their share of stories about why they became associated with the season of giving. Well, you might think those flavors are only used for foods and desserts, but it also dates back in history that flavors and aromatics are also being incorporated in drinks and yes, in these avant-garde times, it is also widely used in cocktails. So, if you feel like experimenting with traditional spices and flavors, it’s high time to dust off your bar stock, bring out your booze and get mixing! Season of Warm Scents and Flavors Winter indeed, is the coldest season of the year, and people drink alcohol and hot drinks during this time to warm themselves. But these...
It’s beginning to look and smell like Christmas, and while the holiday is just around the corner, I know you’ve been having thoughts about mixing up some yuletide drinks for the celebration. Classics are always a way to go for tradition and festivity. So let’s go down memory lane as we learn a bit of history for each of the classic drinks we have come to know and enjoy throughout the year. Eggnog I’m sure this egg and milk-based drink would spark a reminiscence of childhood for most of us. Just thinking about how grandma or mom would use to do it is already bringing back those fond and precious memories. But how did this drink become a tradition and a part...