MIXOLOGY 101


October 27, 2017

WEDGES

MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS

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 ......

October 27, 2017

TWIST FLAME

MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS

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....

October 27, 2017

RIM

MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS

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 ......

October 27, 2017

PURÉES

MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS

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…...

October 27, 2017

INFUSIONS

MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS

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…...

October 27, 2017

ICE

MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS

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 ......

October 27, 2017

GARNISH

MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS

To decorate, a select cut of fruits or edible ingredients can be placed on the rim of a glass or in a glass to enhance the taste, appearance or aroma of the drink....

October 27, 2017

FROSTING

MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS

Place your cocktail glass in a freezer for more than an hour and a thin film of ice will cover the glass. If you have the space in your fridge, this is a great way ......

October 27, 2017

FLAME

MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS

Liqueurs and spirits have different alcohol strengths, so some may flame more strongly than others. Always be careful when lighting a flame. To kill a flame, place a cloth over the glass to stop the ......

October 27, 2017

STRAIN

MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS

It may be necessary to fine strain your cocktails, especially when making drinks with fresh fruits. This helps your drink not turn into a thick cold soup. Purchase a stainless steel tea strainer for this ......

October 27, 2017

CHILL

MIXOLOGY 101 TIPS

To chill a glass, place one scoop of ice with water into a glass and stand for several seconds before discarding of the contents. Cocktails which are not served with ice will be warm in ......