Every task requires having a specific set of skills, and the same goes for cocktail making too. Knowing some things is essential to be a master at it. Here is a list of facts and tips on cocktail creation that will help you to be skilled at it.
Stir Drinks Containing Just Spirits
You should stir only spirits to have the rich and very clear appearance of a cocktail. This applies particularly when you are making a Manhattan, Martini or Negronis cocktail.
Shake A Drink Having Eggs, Dairy Or Citrus
You have to shake cream liqueurs, dairy, eggs or citrus to convert these non-alcoholic cocktail ingredients into an emulsion. This applies to cocktails such as White Russian and Pisco Sour.
In most cases, you have to do muddling lightly. Pounding citrus or mint too hard will release bitter chemical substances into your cocktail. Instead, push and twist your fruit gently. Remember, it is no meat piece to be pounded down.
Dry Shake Liquid Ingredients When Using Egg Whites
Shake these ingredients with no ice in a purpose-built device to completely emulsify and attach albumen to the alcoholic beverage. Do it with the ‘shaker’ for 15 seconds. In the event the specific cocktail instructions include adding ice, do it and reshake the drink.
Weigh Sugar Instead Of Measuring It By Volume
The densities of water and sugar are different, so measuring the latter by volume will not do for a cocktail. In the event you measure it by volume when making 2:1 sugar syrup, it will turn out to be about 1.75:1 sweetener. This would drastically alter the flavor of your cocktail.
Keep Your Ice Maximum Dry
Try keeping ice as much dry as you can in the drink. In the event you do not do this, the ice that melts would dilute the product. Get some demineralized water to create the clearest cubes of ice. It will stop the beverage from appearing ‘dirty’ when the ice melts.
Never Put The Good Things In It
Using things of top quality in any cocktail will possibly be only a waste of your resources, so do not do this. When fixing a drink for your business associates having much knowledge about scotch, they might just be offended to know that you are not drinking scotch straight. For an uninitiated, to drink an alcoholic beverage straight or neat means to take it without chilling it, and without ice, water or other mixers.