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A step by step guide you making the perfect cocktail.
What do you need...
A shaker - we prefer Parisian or Boston shakers
Strainer 1 - Hawthorn - does most jobs
Strainer 2 - fine mesh - prevents muddled stuff getting into your pretty cocktail
Strainer 3 - julep - if you’re using one of these you don’t need to read this!
Ice - avoid crushed ice on the whole - go for big bits (it dilutes the drink)
Jigger - measure accurately
A stirring glass / beaker
Glassware - the right glass for the right cocktail - it makes a difference (martini / Nick & Nora / Hiball / Rocks / Margarita / Hurricane)
Garnish - choose do it well or just don’t do it
Drink your cocktail whilst it’s laughing at you (i.e. whilst it is still cold!)
What's a measure?
¼ measure = 6.25ml [One teaspoon = ~6ml]
½ measure = 12.5ml
One measure = 25ml
Two measures = 50ml
Top tips for cocktail making...
Use the best ingredients you can
Measure accurately - it matters
Chill your glassware
Add cheapest ingredients first (avoid expensive accidents)
Use good large as possible ice - DON’T REUSE
Use good glassware
Squeeze fruit - no bottled stuff
Stir or shake
Stir - if your ingredients are clear
Shake - if anything not clear (it’s not the law - speak to 007…!)