How to create a great cocktail!
” Start with fresh fruit, a great liquor, an artisanal mixer, and a little patience and chances are you’ll end up with a fantastic drink.” from Danny Meyer’s cocktail book.
Whether you are a professional or a home bartender, the success of a great cocktail is FLAVOUR. A balance and tasty cocktail depends as much on accurate measuring as on happy combination of ingredients. There are no strict rules in making a cocktail but a few basic principles will help you create a masterpiece, and avoid a dull creation.
Rules of thumb:
~~ Know what style of drink ( martini, lowball, shooter, etc ) you want to make.
~~ Stick with one spirit base.
~~ Don’t use more than 5 liquid ingredients.
~~ Ratio of spirit to pop/soft drink is 1 to 5.
~~ Ration of spirit to juice ( including freshly squeezed ) is 1 to 4.
~~ Ratio of spirit & liqueur to cream is 1 to 3.
~~ Dress your cocktail with the right glass.
~~ Think of the WOW… factor when making you garnish.
~~ Pay attention to aromas.
FYI – Invite your cocktaillian friends for extra fun.
Visit Cocktail Hunter Garnishes page for inspiration.