Ever wondered what goes in the process of making a cocktail? Yes, your perfect cocktail. It’s not rocket science and if the basic steps with required ingredients are followed you’re going to land up with the best mix drink in hand. Skip going to the lavish bar and instead make your crafty cocktail, enjoying it while watching movies at home.
These guidelines are going to prove a total savior for you to make up your perfect drink.
Mix your version with these must-have-tips:
- The Golden Ratio:
Every cocktail recipe has three main ingredients:
- a) Alcohol: The main ingredient that forms the base of your drink.
- b) Lemon/Lime Juice: A sour ingredient
- c) Syrup/Triple sec: A sweet ingredient
The trick is to achieve a balance of 2:1:1.
That is 2 parts alcohol, 1 part sour, and 1 part sweet.
Many magical cocktails can be crafted using this first essential formula and by experimenting with the ingredients. Substitutes can be used if you’re out of my of the ingredients.
- 100% juice should be added
Cranberry is the number one juice to add natural sugars and flavors to your drink. Make sure the juice that you’re using says 100% juice so that you can cut down the extra sugar.
- Add fruits
Add some frozen strawberry, banana, watermelon, pineapple, and many others can be played around with. Also, it’s like having a nice snack to eat once you finish your drink. The best part is there are no rules applied to add fruits, just choose your favorite and mix it up!
- Add some fresh herbs.
Ingredients are the most important step in the preparation process of cocktails. One of the most underrated ingredients is Herb. Herbs like Mint, Rosemary, Basil, Tarragon, etc can be used. Muddle with care after garnishing! Layer according to your taste frame.
Some flavor combinations to try are:
- Strawberry or watermelon + basil
- Lime + mint
- Citrus + lavender
- Lemon + rosemary
- Blackberry + rosemary
- Lemon + honey + thyme
- Cucumber + lime + basil
- Stir, not shake
Stir fast and silently, adding air to your drink. Stirring helps in keeping the texture of the drink intact. Also, this ensures that the ice on the top doesn’t break. A long-handled bar spoon can be used to move it quickly.
- Use proper glassware
Though this step is not the most significant in the process, as it won’t change the taste of the cocktail but, your guests will always perceive your drinks as being acceptable when served in appropriate glassware.
These tips are going to create a bomb mixed drink for you and your guests. Get ready to receive the best compliments in your life!