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Ice might be the most common cocktail ingredient there is, so beginner bartenders should know that the form and quality of ice are as important as the other ingredients in mixology. To know more about how to use ice to your advantage, keep reading! Ice Form The choice of ice in cocktails is not only for aesthetic purposes but it actually serves a function so you can enjoy your drinks better. Here’s a simple logic of cocktail ice: the size of the ice and its surface area is correlated to the rate of dilution. So, the smaller the pieces are and the larger its surface area, the quicker it can chill your drink, but it would melt and dilute your...
Shaking a cocktail using a proper shaker is one of those things that looks simple and hard at the same time. Well, to tell you the truth, it just takes a little practice and a mix of knowledge of cocktails, shakers, and personal style. Let’s look at some of the various factors that affect the cocktail shaking style. Types of Shakers The type of shaker usually affects only the way the shaker is held but doesn’t necessarily mean that using different shakers would change the drink significantly, but it is still beneficial to know the kinds of the shaker so you'll be guided on which one to choose based on your comfort and cocktail making skill level. So choose the...
Whether you’re a beginner bartender or a professional mixologist, it’s always a good thing to know a thing or two about your craft. So you can strike up a conversation while creating your go-to mixed drink, or when you are at a cocktail party. We will give you a brief history of the most popular alcoholic beverages. For sure you have heard of them at least even once in your life! Moscow Mule The first one on our list is the Moscow Mule, a very popular cocktail that has an even more interesting story. When you hear “Moscow Mule,” I bet you associate it with freshness in an iconic copper mug! The origin of this cocktail is quite surprising. In...
No matter how busy we are in our adult lives, it’s so gratifying to have a specific spot in our house to showcase the things that we love. For us alcohol lovers, it is our home bar. Whether you are a new homeowner, renovating your house, or just simply wanting to spice up your life by making your personal bar, then you are in the right place. We will make this article concise but helpful enough so that you can already start shopping and designing to your heart's content! Don’t worry, we’ll make an in-depth blog about each subtopic in this article. Essential Home Bar Tools Shaker You might be interested to try to use a shaker whenever you see...