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WEDGES

In MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS by Liqueur

Lemon or lime wedges are important ingredients that may enhance the taste or appearance of a drink. Slice the caps at each side of the fruit and discard, slice the fruit in half and turn …

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TWIST FLAME

In MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS by Liqueur

Used mostly for the Cosmopolitan cocktail, heat the peel side of the fruit for a few seconds then, in one fluid action, squeeze the oils of the twist over the flame of a lighter.

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RIM

In MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS by Liqueur

To ‘rim’ a glass, place 250 grams of sugar or salt into a saucer and a splash of lime cordial in another saucer. Then dip the rim of the glass in the lime and then …

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PURÉES

In MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS by Liqueur

Purées are an essential ingredient in any modern cocktail bar and although you cannot purchase purées in unit containers in this country, you may easily make them yourself…

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INFUSIONS

In MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS by Liqueur

Bartenders have been infusing alcohol for over a hundred years, in fact sixty years ago it was considered the norm for top cocktail bar tenders to infuse their own speciality spirits or liqueurs…

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ICE

In MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS by Liqueur

Ice is one of the most important elements used when mixing cocktails. Crushed ice may be made with a manual or electric ice crusher. To crush ice by hand, wrap cubed ice into large bar …

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HEAT

In MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS by Liqueur

To heat a glass, place a teaspoon in a glass and fill with hot water. Discard water and spoon and use.