Techniques For Better Cocktails

Step Four: Put The Top On Your Shaker. The top of a Boston shaker is the larger half, and to put it on, set it at about a 15-degree angle on top of the smaller half, then smack the top with the heel of your hand. It should form a tight seal. For any other shaker, the closing process should be self-evident.

How To Make An Americano

Step Four: Seltzer. Finally, top with seltzer. It should be about 4 ounces, but if it’s a little more or a little less, that’s fine. Garnish with an orange slice or thick orange twist, and take a sip. If your drink tastes like a fizzy Negroni without the gin, that isn’t a coincidence. The Negroni is the direct descendant of the Americano

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Step Four: Sparkling Water. For any other cocktail recipe that calls for sparkling water, we’ll usually just tell you to use whatever. But this highball needs to be impossibly fizzy. If you can make your own, that’s ideal - but, at the very least, you should make sure your sparkling water is in an unopened container, and you should get it

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Step Five: Stir. Now just add 5 or 6 ice cubes to you mixing glass, and stir your drink for about 20 seconds. Once you’ve finished, pour your Old Fashioned into a rocks glass filled with ice. Preferably you’d use one large ice cube for this drink, but we’re willing to …

Mezcal Negroni Recipe

Step Four: Stir. Yes, you’re eventually going to pour this drink over ice, but you need to stir it with some different ice first. That might seem strange and redundant - but this way, your Mezcal Negroni will be properly chilled and diluted when you pour it into your glass, and that first sip is going to taste like the beverage equivalent of

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Julep Strainer. Julep strainers look like giant perforated spoons with tiny handles, and you’ll see them at every single cocktail bar. But, as we mentioned earlier, a Hawthorne strainer can do just about anything. So this is by no means a necessity, but it’s nice to have, if only for psychological reasons.

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12 mint leaves. Step One: Simple Syrup. You’re going to need 6 ounces of simple syrup to make this batch - and if that sounds like a lot of sugar, keep in mind that this will yield at least eight drinks. Pretty much every other cocktail has the same amount of sugar. Now, mix equal parts warm water and white sugar to make your syrup, and add 6

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Step Five: Blend. Well, those 3 hours sure went by quickly. Maybe it’s because you were looking for diamonds in Minecraft and wound up getting in a fight with a llama. Regardless, it’s now time to toss everything into your blender. This should amount to 8 ounces ice-cold tequila, 2 cups ice, and your pre-frozen juice/simple syrup mixture.

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Spritz Cocktail Recipe

Step One: Learn The Anatomy Of A Spritz. To reiterate: a basic spritz has just prosecco, amaro or liqueur, and a little club soda. That’s it. A good, dry prosecco naturally balances out the sugar of sweet ingredients like Aperol, so you don’t need anything else, other than a bit of sparkling water at the end to provide a tiny bit of dilution.

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Step Two: Simple Syrup. The pineapple and orange juice will add a bit of sugar to this cocktail - but not enough. That’s why you need simple syrup. If you don’t know how to make that, just mix equal parts warm water and white sugar, then stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add .75 ounce to your shaker.

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Step Three: Dry Shake. When you add an egg white to a cocktail, you need to dry shake - and that’s just a fancy way of saying ‘shaking without ice.’. Add your egg whites and all of your cocktail ingredients to a shaker, then close your shaker (without adding ice), and shake for roughly 10 …

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