Bloom into Spring with These Floral Cocktail Flavors
As the world awakens from winter sleep, the air is filled with the sweet scent of blooming flowers. It's a time of new beginnings, and what better way to celebrate than with a refreshing and vibrant floral cocktail? The possibilities are endless, from delicate floral notes to bold and aromatic flavors. Dust off your cocktail shaker as we welcome the spring season with an exciting floral flavor! From lavender and rose to elderflower, the delicate aromas and vibrant hues of floral drinks are the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of the new season. Raise a glass to the season of renewal and be delighted to explore new cocktail flavors together! LAVENDER In the early days, the Lavender flower that...
Mocktails: A Cheers to Sobriety!
Did you know you can still enjoy drinking sessions with friends and family while staying sober? We are talking about the beverage called “Mocktails.” This article will look into its origin and evolution through the years, and it became one of the most pleasurable drinks enjoyed today! Difference between Cocktails and Mocktails A cocktail consists of 3 main ingredients, with its base containing alcohol. Its taste profile usually has bitter notes because of the liquor, not to mention some recipes call for a dash of bitters or heavily spiced and concentrated modifiers. On the other hand, a mocktail is a type of beverage inspired by cocktails but without liquor and other alcoholic components. Its preparation is a lot easier, but you...
The Art of Cocktail Making: How To Measure Your Cocktails Like a Pro
You might wonder why we need to measure cocktail ingredients when we can see just free-pour all elements, and voila! You have a cocktail. But just like bakers and chefs follow their recipes, bartenders and mixologists follow procedures and recipes for a drink. And there is a scientific explanation for this. Read more to find out! The importance of Measuring Measuring cocktail ingredients is as relevant as choosing the correct elements to put in your drink, and it affects the two most important parts of your cocktail, the taste, and texture. Following the accurate ratio of ingredients that the drink recipe calls for is vital to achieving the exact consistency of the drink, making sure you can serve the same quality...
The Art of Cocktail Making: Must Know Techniques To Keep In Mind
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...
The Art of Cocktail Making: An Essential Guide for Beginners
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....
Bring Out Your Christmas Spirit(s)
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...
Classic Christmas Cocktails
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...
How To Remove a Stuck Cocktail Shaker Lid
A stuck cocktail shaker lid might be one of the most common issues bartenders and home mixologist experience. In this week’s blog, we decided to feature a topic that can benefit your cocktail-shaking experience. Let’s begin! You like a refreshing cocktail on a weekend evening, so you take your cocktail shakers out and throw in spirits, bitters, and ice. You put on the lid and get shaking like a pro, maybe with a flair too. And just when you thought you could finally drink that well-shaken drink, your shaker lid gets stuck for some reason! What a bummer, isn’t it? We’ve all been there! BUT WHY DO COCKTAIL SHAKER LIDS GET STUCK? Here are some reasons that you should know...
The Science of Cocktail Ice
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 ice's size and surface area correlate to the dilution rate. So, the smaller the pieces are and the larger their surface area, the quicker it can chill your drink, but it would melt and dilute your cocktail just as fast, and vice...
The Art of Cocktail Shaking
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...
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