Tips Of The Trade
No professional chef would dream of serving a soup, sauce, or other made from a scratch recipe without tasting it during the course of preparation. All recipes are subject to change and modification depending on the nature of the available ingredients and the taste preferences of the one who is doing the cooking. Complicated punches and other cocktails are no different. They must always be checked for flavour before serving ( unless you have made the drink before many times, or made a large batch ) especially for sweetness. If a cocktail turns out to be too sweet or sour despite the fact that you have followed the recipe carefully, adjustments should be made until you are satisfied with the results.