OK, so admittedly what we really want you to do is book us to make you some cracking cocktails at your place. We love making ’em and we love talking to cocktail lovers about them.
But we also recognise that people enjoy making their own too. What’s not to like about messing about making up some of your own cocktails at home? It is the imbibers creative equivalent of cooking. And we know how big cooking and baking is in the UK at the moment, don’t we?
You’re reading this article because you’re interested in cocktails. Trying them – almost certainly, making them up yourself – possibly. Well here are our tips on how to structure a great cocktail. Most, but not all follow this 3 part formula.
Generally, a great cocktail is made, based around the following key components ;
The Base is often neutral and gives the drink it’s kick and spirity foundation. A little bit of fire, and it will make the drink a bit heady. This will therefore normally be one of the big 6 spirits, which are of course Whisky, Brandy, Rum, Tequila, Gin and Vodka
The second constituent of a cocktail is known as the Modifier. This adds flavour and may be the strongest flavour in the drink. I like it to be subtely dominant.
The modifier may be a liqueur. Some are strongly alcoholic again around 40% like a spirit. Cointreau and Drambuie are examples. These go down in scale to around 17% for things like Baileys, and vermouth (Martini etc.)
The third element of your cocktail is the mixer. This will normally be the largest ingredient by volume. So hopefully it won’t be alcoholic! This will include such things as lemonade, orange juice, cranberry juice, cream etc. This will be used to add colour or texture or length to your cocktail creation.
That’s it then, you understand the rudimentary parts of constructing your own cocktails. However if you still want to know a bit more about what we can do for you and your cocktails, then give us a bell on 01858 898154 or simply e-mail us email@example.com
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