Steps on How to Mix Homemade Cocktails
Anyone in the world would love to take cocktail again and again in their lives. Not many people have an idea on how to make a cocktail on their own at home. Many find themselves walking into any hotel or another place where they can get some cocktail. Making cocktail is not hard if you are interested in learning. Below are some steps you can take to make a basic cocktail at home.
Get your favorite type of spirit you would wish to use in your cocktail. If a cocktail has to be sweet, then it must have some alcoholic content in it which is added when being made. You can choose to use a clear or colorless spirit, whiskeys or alternatively some colored spirits.
Choose another different type of alcohol in order to improve the taste of the spirit you have chosen. This is optional for those who have no problems taking spirits in their lives. Mix the types of alcohol you have and make sure that none which is concentrated than the other.
Make sure you have a nice cocktail shaker with you. It assist to combine the ingredients you use together. Those who prefer the stirring method, should make sure they use a mixer to have a good product.
There are different types of cocktails being made, make sure you know the type of cocktail you love most and know the ingredients you need in making it. For those who love, cocktails with eggs, dairy products, fruits, sour mix, or simple syrup need to shake the ingredients.
Use a jigger, or a measuring cup. Jigger will help you make a clean and exact measurement of the cocktail you want. Do not assume and choose to use your eyes in measuring the amount of ingredients to use. Chances are higher that you might end up having one ingredient being more than the other.
Some people might choose to use fruits or herbs in their mixture, make sure they are mixed -up well. This step is not a must, it depends with the ingredients you are supposed to use in your cocktail. Do not put excessive fruits or herbs. Consider using a wooden spoon or a muddler if you want to have a smooth juice. Try to get the juice only by breaking whatever you have chosen to use well.
Later add the alcohol and the juice in your cocktail shaker. Do not add more or less amount that it is directed in your recipe.
After you have added the liquid in your shaker, the next thing to do is adding ice. Adding ice before you shake your liquid is dangerous because there are higher chances of making the cocktail to become more dilute than expected. Avoid doing this if you do not want to regret later.