Cocktails are a great way to enjoy your favorite spirits and liquors. Here are some tips to help you serve them the right way.
1) Make sure everything is chilled.
This is the thumb rule for a cocktail (the exception being warm cocktails). Lots of ice in the glass and as well as in your shaker.
2) Know your garnish.
This will differentiate between a good cocktail experience and a great cocktail experience is the cocktailgarnish. Make sure your garnish goes well with the drink and is a feast for the eyes. Additional Tip: Most glasses use one of the ingredients as a garnish. For example, drinks containing orange juice are served with an orange garnish.
3) Know your glasses.
This is another important rule. The right glass can enhance the flavor of your cocktail, while the wrong one will not allow the fullest of experiences. Generally, drinks with aerated mixes or juices are served either in a high ball or a Tom Collins. Shots and Shooters are served in shot glasses. Champagne is done on a flute. White and red wine both have specific glasses, and brandy, or cognac, is best served in a balloon glass.
4) Fresh juices are best.
It is best to prepare and use fresh juice before the evening. They provide a more natural and fruitier experience. They are also thinner than their canned or packaged counterparts, making them better and lighter mixers.
5) make your drink correctly.
It is essential to follow the order of a cocktail to get the best flavor out of it. Always put in the complex spirit first, followed by the liqueur or enhancer, topped with the mixer, and finally, add the bitters if needed. Now garnish the drink. This is the basic recipe of any cocktail and should be used whenever applicable, for example, while making a Woo Woo. Add the vodka (spirit) first, followed by peach schnapps (enhancer), and topped with cranberry juice (mixer).