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How to drink whiskey?

Frankly speaking, how to drink whiskey is a big project. If I hit my own face, how to drink whiskey? Drink with your mouth. Indeed, there is nothing to teach or how to learn about drinking. Drink it and feel it with your mouth. But now with the Internet, with a comparison mind, with “step by step” and “learning”, systematically “learning” whiskey has become a learning. I have a knowledge to support wine, but that is limited to people who take this profession, because the industry needs to communicate and needs to use the system to guide guests. But the guests don’t necessarily need it, the guests just need to drink happily and afford it. If the guest’s money is not enough, we will help the guest find a cheaper wine that can meet the demand. For example, if you want to drag a car, you have money to buy a Porsche, no money to buy a BMW, and no money to buy a Mazda. It’s all the same thing. Wine may be high and low, but people are not. Moreover, whether it is a multimillionaire or a street cock, everyone’s true feelings are the same, there is no difference between high and low. Therefore, drinking “not tasteful” wine is just a problem of the wine itself. Don’t use this as an argument. So at this point, I will prepare a brief introduction white paper for everyone, talk about some of your favorite small problems, and let you do some popular science for everyone.

What can I drink and what should I drink?

Whiskey is a refined classification of grain distilled liquor. Around the world, the definition of whiskey is not exactly the same. But basically, whiskey refers to: distilled wine with fermented grains and the participation of malt. Aging process involving oak barrels. Except for some American honey whiskey and laurel whiskey, most whiskeys are also “original”, that is, after the barrel is finished, the whiskey does not add other flavor substances except for blending and downsizing.

But despite this theory, there are actually three main types of whiskey:

Scotch style whiskey, Irish style whiskey ,bourbon.

This point is of course to facilitate the explanation of the problem. For some well-known reasons, Taiwan, China, Japan, India, Australia, Denmark, France and other countries have participated in the whisky brewing. These factories also gradually have products on the market. You can define a Japanese whiskey style, but it doesn’t matter. Does Taiwanese whiskey have its own style, then India? What about Australia? What about Denmark? In fact, Japanese whiskey is Scotch style whiskey. There will not be any “contradiction” in a pile of Scotch whisky. That’s why I say this. Of course, there are indeed special products such as Mizunara barrels in Japanese whiskey, but it is obviously not suitable to be cost-effective-Nantou in Taiwan also has orange barrels and lychee barrels. Scotch whisky is distilled twice, mostly in old barrels, there will be pure malt, and mixed grains; Irish whiskey is distilled three times, mostly in old barrels, there will be pure malt, and mixed grains; Bourbon whiskey uses new barrels, will use such as rye , Wheat, corn and other raw materials, the proportion of barley malt is low. In fact, the difference between Scotch whiskey and Irish whiskey is not big. The biggest difference is the relationship between the two times and three distillations in the process-but in fact many Scottish distillation plants carry out three distillations. If you don’t understand it, you only need to know that the ancestor was Ireland, and later Scotland became the boss for historical reasons. Americans came up with fewer raw materials and used new oak barrels, a relatively low-end imitation called Bourbon. The difference between the two is that first of all, the Scottish-Irish style will be more slender (Ireland is particularly slender); Scotland will have a peat flavor; Bourbon whiskey is sweet, fragrant and rough. But it came to light on the paper. After I had a drink, I understood everything. For Bourbon, the famous Maker’s mark is the masterpiece. If you like Bourbon, you are happy in a sense. The world of Bourbon is not as fancy as Scotch whisky. Those wineries just drink it one by one. There are not many people who can get it in the country. It is very beautiful to have at least some Rye whiskey.

Talk to the world’s top bartenders about “bartending”

Colin Peter Field, the chief bartender at the famous Hemingway Bar of the Ritz Hotel in Paris, was twice selected as the world’s best bartender by Forbes and Travel + Leisure magazines division. Observing his clean and white uniform, well-measured behavior and volume, one always thinks of Mr. Caesar Ritz’s point: “People like to be served by someone, but they must do it without showing signs.”
In today’s high-end hotel catering service, the four commandments that senior managers should follow are the standards he set up: look in the eyes without showing any form and color, listen in the heart without talking about words, and attentive and not servile. Intentionally commit to aspirations without forgetting self-assertion.

Every year, Mr. Colin Field will return to the Swiss Caesar Ritz University of Hotel Management (Cesar Ritz for short) as a guest lecturer to bring students an advanced bartending class that is both interesting and informative.

“Cesar Ritz is an important part of the Caesar Ritz family. THE RITZ is synonymous with luxury and nobility. I hope to pass on the unique passion and courage of the Ritz people to every student.”

It is not an exaggeration to describe this bartender as “famous scholar”, “historian”, and “world gourmet travel expert”. No matter what title you want to give Mr. Colin Field, once you meet him backstage at the bar, he will impress you. He will share with you some stories that make you laugh; you will not get bored during the whole service process, unknowingly drank the best drink you didn’t need.

How to make the perfect cocktail

Colin’s swaying technique is the legendary style of listening to the sea from the mountain

With very few exceptions, almost all the best cocktails use only 3 ingredients, and the classics often stand the test of time.

“To make a cocktail with a balanced taste, we should regard the base wine as the essence of wine making, and the remaining two raw materials as ingredients. For example, in Manhattan, whiskey is the base wine, and the flavor is bitters. , The one that adjusts the taste and texture is absinthe.”

Questions before making cocktails

The key to a perfect cocktail is not the cocktail itself, but the person. When I made cocktails for helicopter pilots, I insisted on getting on the helicopter with them and getting to know them in advance.

Knowing your customers is the most important step in any beverage preparation. You only need to figure out the following 5 questions, and you will basically have a general understanding of your customers.

  1. How old are they?
  2. What is their occupation?
  3. What is their usual dress?
  4. What is the guest doing half an hour before arrival?
  5. What is your purpose in preparing a cocktail for this person?

How to promote cocktails

A top bartender will not take orders. The responsibility of the bartender is to manage the bar and ensure that everything works smoothly when the order comes. For this reason, before they know themselves, you must understand and persuade your guests what they want.

You have to know how to guide the imagination of guests and set up a specific environment.

  1. Build the stage by telling the story behind the glass.
  2. Tell guests the details of making cocktails.
  3. Describe the posture of the entire cocktail.
  4. Explain the mysterious aroma released by the cocktail.
  5. Share your thoughts on this glass of wine with guests.

Mr. Colin Field’s choice of cocktails

“I usually choose cocktails based on what I wear.”

If I wear a tweed jacket, corduroy trousers, brown shoes and a brown belt, Bourbon Manhattan would be my first choice.

If I were trapped on a deserted island and had to choose a cocktail every day, I would choose French apple brandy (Calvados) and champagne cocktail Serendipity.

Of course, unless I wear a suit and tie, I would never drink a dry martini.

Mr. Colin Field’s choice of cocktails

“Bartending is a kind of handicraft. When you have received rigorous training and education to become a real bartender, this skill will be upgraded to an art form.”

In France, the art of bartending has a special equivalent certificate exam, which is awarded by the prestigious Paris Sorbonne University. France is the first country in the world to recognize the profession of bartenders, and for more than ten years, I have been working with the French Ministry of Education to strive for and successfully obtain national recognition. Every member of my team enrolled in the hotel academy and received a certificate of honor from Meilleures Ouvriers de France.

World-renowned bartender career

My career is very diverse. I used to work on the Orient Express, private yachts, and recently started working in the first class of Air France.

“The essence of The Ritz is to make people full of enthusiasm and enjoyment, and I am their ambassador. It exudes charming charm at all times.”

About the importance of communicating emotions

There is a reason behind any work I create. I hope this concept can be passed on to students of other majors, including those of CAA Culinary Arts Management University. For example, if their chef asks them to finish a chicken-related dish tomorrow, I hope they will first ask themselves what kind of connection should be established with the work, and what is their creative purpose, and then create a further one The emotion with the work.

Bartending methods are open: teaching and teaching three major bartending methods

There are many ways to mix cocktails. The main and auxiliary materials are manipulated by the bartender, and within a few minutes, they can be transformed into drinks with good color, aroma and taste. There are three main methods of bartending:

Bartending method one, blending method (ToBuild)

The blending method is to pour the wines in the formula directly into the cup according to the amount, without stirring. This method is suitable for two easily mixed drinks, and is more used for the preparation of rainbow wine (Push coffee).

Rainbow wine has three colors, four colors, five colors, and even six colors. Rainbow wine is a wine of different colors, poured into a glass, and the various colors are not confused with each other, the layers are distinct, the color is gorgeous, like a rainbow after rain.

Bartending method-preparing rainbow wine

The key to preparing rainbow wine is to accurately grasp the sugar content of various wines. The higher the sugar content, the greater the proportion, and vice versa. To prepare rainbow wine, wines with different sugar content and different colors should be used.

When preparing, pour the wine with higher specific gravity first, then pour the wine with lower specific gravity, and put the sugar-free wine at the end. If you do not pour them in order, or if the sugar content of the two colors of wine is very small, it will mix together and make a rainbow wine.

During operation, do not pour wine straight into the glass. The movement should be light, slow, and avoid shaking. In order to reduce the impulse of pouring wine and prevent the color layers from melting, a metal teaspoon can be inserted into the cup obliquely with the back of the teaspoon facing up, and the wine is poured on the back of the teaspoon, so that the wine will slowly flow down from the inner wall of the cup. The prepared rainbow wine should not be kept for a long time, otherwise the sugar in the wine will easily dissolve after a long time, which will make the wine color interpenetrate and blend.

The preparation of rainbow wine must also master the equal volume of the various colors injected, which looks even and distinct and the wine color is bright. In order to increase interest, the rainbow wine can be ignited and burned into flames, named Guanghui Pushi Coffee, to increase the joyful and interesting atmosphere.

When preparing rainbow wine with domestic wine, because there are not many types of colored wines containing multiple sugars, it brings certain difficulties. The alternative is to use syrup and food coloring to make various sweet wines. Make domestic rainbow wine.

Bartending method two, blending method (ToStir)

There are two kinds of blending methods: blending and filtering ice (Stir&Strain)

First add ice cubes to the mixing glass (MixingGlass), and then pour the wine into the mixing glass according to the formula. Hold the glass in your left hand and the bar spoon in your right hand. Place the spoon between the middle finger and the ring finger. The upper part of the spoon. Along the inside of the cocktail glass, quickly rotate and stir clockwise, about ten to fifteen revolutions, to cool the wine evenly. The mixing time should not be too short or too long, and should be mastered.

When pouring wine, hold the glass in your left hand, filter the ice cubes in your right hand with an ice strainer (Strainer), and pour the wine into the glass. If you don’t have an ice strainer, you can hold the glass in your left hand and use a long bar spoon in your right hand to block the ice cubes. Strain into the carrier cup. This method is called “mixing and filtering ice.” The drinks prepared by this method generally use cocktail glasses, such as Americano. Some wines do not need to filter ice when they are prepared by this method, so they are called simple “harmony”.

Bartending method three, shaking and method (ToShake)

When certain ingredients (sugar, cream, eggs, fruit juice) cannot be stably mixed with the base wine, a hand shaker is used to mix the wine. The specific method is: first add ice cubes, and then put the necessary materials into the pot in order according to the formula requirements.

Usually, put the ingredients in the pot to 60%, then install the lid and ice strainer, and you can shake. When holding the pot, your right thumb tightly presses the lid that faces you in front of you, the other fingers hold the pot body, the fingertips of the left middle finger are against the bottom of the pot, the thumb presses the ice filter, and the other fingers surround the pot body. Hold the shaker with your fingertips gently. When shaking, hold the shaker correctly, start with this posture, sway diagonally upward to close to the height of your eyes, and then back to the original position; then sway diagonally downward, then return to the original position, and so on. Until the materials are mixed together. When filtering wine, hold the pot with your left hand, open the top lid of the pot with your right hand, and filter the wine into the cocktail glass. The wine is filtered out through the small holes in the lid, while the ice cubes are kept in the pot. Posture or shaking the pot with one hand is also allowed.

The shaking time should be mastered, too long, the ice cubes will melt into water, which will reduce the alcohol content and become weak. Just shake it until the wine becomes cold, that is, when the outside of the metal shaker looks like hoarfrost.

In the cocktail shaker, do not add gas-containing materials such as soda to avoid foaming. Shake vigorously for materials that are not easy to mix, such as butter and eggs.

Cocktail glasses or champagne glasses are often used in cocktails prepared in this way, such as PinkLady and Margarita.

The colorful cocktails make people like them very much. So the four methods we brought today are definitely useful to teach you how to make delicious cocktails. Come and have a try.

The world’s classic cocktail recipes

A complete list of cocktail recipes. Cocktails are based on spirits or wines such as rum, gin, tequila, vodka, and whiskey, as well as fruit juice, Egg white, bitters, milk, coffee, cocoa, sugar and other auxiliary materials are stirred or shaken to form a beverage. Finally, lemon slices, fruit or mint leaves can be used as decorations.

Here are some more famous cocktail recipes around the world.

Lady in Pink (Rink Lady) 

1 ounce of gin, 0.3 ounces of lemon juice, 0.5 ounces of red pomegranate juice, 1 egg white, 3 pieces of ice, shake well, put it in a glass, and decorate with 1 red cherry.
Margrita wet the mouth of the cocktail glass with lemon juice, lightly dip the mouth of the glass with salt, 1/4 ounce of tequila, 3/4 ounce of citrus wine, 3/4 ounce of lemon juice, in order Shake well and pour into a salted cocktail glass.

Bomb (Tequila Bomb)


First, pour beer into the beer glass until it is eighty full, pour a portion of vodka into the spirit glass, and then throw the spirit glass filled with vodka into the beer glass. Grasshopper (Grss Hopper) 1 ounce of green peppermint, 1 ounce of white cocoa, 1 ounce of whipped cream, shake well, pour it into a goblet, and decorate with 1 green cherry.

B-52 bomber

1 ounce of coffee wine, 0.5 ounces of milk wine, 0.5
Ounce of vodka, divided into three layers in order, after completion, light a flame and serve. (Put the popular vodka, add golden rum to the light and drink it in one sip, strong stimulation)

 Gin Fizz

2 ounces of gin, 0.5 ounces of lemon juice, 1 slice of lemon, 1 scoop of fine sugar, cup: 14 ounces of large cup, recipe:
In addition to the soda water, shake the rest of the wine with crushed ice, strain it into a cup with ice cubes, fill it with soda water, and stir into the lemon slices.

Gin Tonic

Pour 1/2 lime juice 0.5 ounce gin and tonic water (quinine water) into a straight cup in order.

Gold Cadillac (Golden Kidlet)

3/4 ounces of Galliano liqueur, 0.5 ounces of white cocoa, 0.5 ounces of whipped cream, put all the ingredients in a snow bottle and shake well, then pour into a tall cocktail glass or champagne glass and decorate with green cherries.



Bloody Mary (Bloody Mary)

1.5 ounces of vodka, 0.5 ounces of lemon juice, 1 ounce of pomegranate juice, a pinch of salt and ice, stir well and mix the lemon slices. 

Angel Kiss (Angel kiss)

0.5 ounces of brown cocoa liquor and 0.5 ounces of fresh cream are layered into the sweet wine glass, decorated with cherries, sword fork, (when the red cherries are put in and then pulled up, the swirl on the fresh cream can be seen opening and closing like lips)

Whiskey Sour (Whisky Sour)

1 ounce of whiskey, 0.5 ounces of lemon juice, 0.5 scoops of sugar, add 1-2 ounces of water, shake well and pour into a glass.

Free Cuba (Cuba Libre)

2 ounces of old rum, 1 slice of lemon, 1 ounce of lemon juice, 1 cup of Coca-Cola, adjustment method: add old rum and lemon slices to the glass, stir with crushed ice, pour cola, and decorate with lemon slices.

Golden Dream (Golden Dieam)

1 oz Galliano scented liqueur, 0.5 oz Cointreau, 2 oz orange juice, 2
One ounce of whipped cream, pour all the ingredients into a snowg kettle, shake well, and pour into a cup or juicer. Decorated with starfruit.

 Tom Collins (Tom Collins)


0.5 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of lemon juice, 1 ounce of syrup, appropriate amount of ice cubes, appropriate amount of soda, gin lemon juice, and sugar water in a snowg pot, shake it, pour it into a straight cup and top it with soda Red cherry sword fork) Unusual contact (UFO) 1/3 ounce of spearmint wine, 1/3 ounce of milk wine, 1/3 ounce of brandy, and pour the mint wine, milk wine, and brandy in three layers into the sweet wine glass, and finally order Just one more flames.

 Singapore Sling

0.5 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of cherry brandy, 1 ounce of lime juice, iced soda, cup with 14 ounces of large glass, adjustment method: except for soda and slices, shake the rest of the ingredients with crushed ice to decorate orange slices and cherries .

Manhattan (Mahattan)

2.5 ounces of whiskey, 0.8 ounces of dry red wine, ice on request. 

Rainbow No.1 (Posse Café No.1)

1/5 ounce of brown cocoa wine, 1/5 ounce of red pomegranate juice, 1/5 ounce of spearmint,
1/5 ounce of cherry Boss brandy, 1/5 ounce of brandy, layered in order, and the top layer is lighted.

Rainbow No. 2 (Posse Café No. 2)

Doubled on the material of Rainbow 1.

Around the world (Around the world)

0.5 ounces of gin, 0.5 ounces of vodka, 0.5 ounces of white rum, 0.5
One ounce of agave, 0.5 ounce of whiskey, 0.5 ounces of brandy, 0.5 ounces of spearmint liquor, 0.5 ounces of sugar water, 3 ounces of pineapple juice, appropriate amount of ice cubes, put all the ingredients in a snowg pot, shake well and pour into the juice glass .

Four entry bartenders, easy to host party at home

Bartending can not only be enjoyed by yourself, but also shared with friends, and even can be enjoyed together in a party!

The party bartenders don’t need to be too nerve-wracking, as long as you master small skills and prepare a little material, you can make the party more innovative. Especially when banqueting guests at home, if you can master some bartending skills, you can not only stand in front of your friends, but also earn enough face.

Use color and decoration to stir up the atmosphere

Party bartending mainly uses colors and decorations to stir up the atmosphere, using the colors of various base wines to mix and match with other materials, such as Malibu Colada, using the characteristics of coconut rum, mixing pineapple and light cream, using light cream slightly The thick but not thick taste matches with the coconut flavor, and the drink has a special smell of beach coconut.

It is also like Summer Sour. It uses the light flavor of lychee wine as a base wine, combined with the sweet and sour taste of lemon juice and grapefruit juice. It is very suitable for women to adjust and enjoy themselves. Moreover, the mixing steps are simple and take less than ten minutes. Can be done.

Or like Dita Safari, it also uses the characteristics of lychee wine and paired it with common fruit passion fruit. Not only can it be mixed with passion fruit pulp, plus some apple juice and ice cubes, you can easily make a glass of cold and countertop cocktails In addition to self-drinking, it can also be shared with friends.

DiY can also make a beautiful appearance

For example, the special Kahlua Ice Cream, using the characteristics of coffee wine, mixed with vodka, ice cream, biscuits, etc., is like a cup of iced coffee and other desserts. If you don’t drink it, you won’t notice that this cup is Bartending, if you hold a party at home, just make this cup, you can win all the face.

Party bartenders also often have many ingredients placed on top of the bartenders. You can use the characteristics of various bartenders, spend a little bit of thought, and use a bit of knife work to decorate beautiful bartenders. Like Malibu Colada, because pineapples are used, as long as the leaves of the peel are pulled out and inserted on the pineapples, the appearance is full of summer; Kahlua Ice Cream needs to pick some biscuits such as rolls, and arrange them well. It can also increase the appearance of the bartender, and it can be very delicious with ice cream.

Dita Safari

Utilizing the aroma and acidity of passion fruit, paired with the special aroma of lychee wine, it is cool and sweet.

Ingredients: passion fruit, apple juice, orange juice, ice cubes, lychee wine
Cut half a passion fruit and dig its pulp into the cup.
Pour in a measuring cup of apple juice and a measuring cup of orange juice.
Similarly, add ice cubes to the nine-minute full of the cup, and fully shake it to complete.

Malibu Colada

The full coconut-style bartender uses the characteristics of coconut rum, mixed with pineapple and light cream, and has a slightly thick but not thick taste. It tastes like a summer beach.
Ingredients: pineapple, pineapple juice, light cream, coconut rum
Mash the diced pineapple in a cup.
Add light cream, pineapple juice, and finally add a nine-cent full ice cube to complete.
You can put pineapple slices on the edge of the cup or decorate with leaves.

Kahlua Ice Cream

It looks like a special hue of floating ice coffee, but it contains strong flavors of coffee wine and vodka. The rich taste is like a dessert in a cocktail.

Ingredients: light cream, chocolate or coffee flavored ice cream, chocolate or coffee flavored biscuits, ice cubes, vodka, coffee wine.
Pour the heavier coffee wine first, and add ice cubes that are eighth full.
Then pour in the lighter vodka.
Shake some light cream first, after foaming, put a spoonful of spoonful into the cup.
Finally, put ice cream and biscuits on it. It is recommended to use roll cake, and the taste is chocolate or coffee.

Summer Sour

A glass of cocktail full of fruit aroma, using the light flavor of lychee wine, with the sweet and sour lemon juice and grapefruit juice, the sweet and sour taste is very suitable for girls to enjoy.

Ingredients: lemon juice, grapefruit juice, fructose, ice cubes, lychee wine
First pour a measuring cup of lychee wine in the cup.
Add a measuring cup of fructose.
Pour one measuring cup of lemon juice and two measuring cups of grapefruit juice.
Add ice cubes, about nine minutes full of the cup, fully shake, and you are done.

What are the minimum requirements to build a sophisticated bar at home?

“The weather is very hot, so I can have a cold Mojito before I go out.”

I believe many people are thinking this way now.

In fact, the desire to achieve bartending at home is not as complicated as imagined. This article will teach you how to easily build a tasteful home bar, and it is definitely an enviable one. Although the home bar cannot have everything like a professional bar, it is enough to produce dozens of delicious cocktails.

01 | Bartending Tools

Necessary tools | auxiliary tools | commonly used wine glasses

02 | Bartending Wine

Essential base wine | Optional ingredients

Bartending at home is actually as simple and common as cooking. You don’t need to prepare all the materials and tools at the beginning. You only need to prepare some basic products, and the others will be added slowly according to your mood and conditions. With this in mind, let’s talk about the necessary tools and wines for bartending at home.

01 | Bartending Tools

bartending tools


Professional utensils have the function of “good-looking when used, and good-looking when not in use”. When it comes to practicality, use chopsticks as a spoon, a measuring cup for cooking rice, and even a small stainless steel thermos bottle as a cocktail shaker. There is no problem. Do whatever you want and adapt to local conditions is the secret of happiness at home.

Necessary tools


Bar spoon: Whether it is the blending method or the reconciling method, the bar spoon is essential. The front part of the bar spoon is a spoon (approximately 1/4 ounce) with a spiral pattern on the rod. The spiral pattern of different bar spoons is wide or narrow, and you can choose according to comfort. The ends also have different designs. For example, the drop type can be quickly stirred, the three-pronged type can be used to insert fruits, and the flat type can be stirred up and down in a wine glass with large ice cubes.

Wine measuring device: also known as an ounce cup (1 ounce is about 28 milliliters), if you want to have a good idea when mixing wine, you must have it. There are three types of wine measuring devices, large, medium and small, with different capacities at both ends.

Bartender: An open thick-bottomed glass specially designed for blending. You can also directly use the inner glass of the Boston shaker.

Ice strainer: used with the cocktail glass to make blended cocktails. In order to filter the ice in the wine, it can also filter out the pulp or impurities. There are two main types of ice strainers. One is the Hawthorne ice strainer with a spring ring and a claw shape on the spoon surface. It is also a partner with the Boston shaker. There is also a more retro styled Julep ice strainer, which resembles a tea drain and is also very suitable for ice shovel.

Cocktail shaker: If you want to use the shaking method to mix wine, you must start with a shaker. There are also two types of cocktail shakers. The first is the three-stage cocktail shaker used in traditional British cocktails, which is also one of the standard in the bartending industry. The other is the Boston shaker, which is commonly used in American bartending. It has only two sections. Because the ice filter of the three-section kettle is simplified, it needs to be equipped with an ice filter to be complete. Boston is superior in its large capacity, and the inner glass can also be used as a cocktail glass, which is more practical.

Ice box and ice shovel: Ice cubes are indispensable for the bar. You can make your own in the ice box. Nowadays, supermarkets can easily buy bags of edible ice cubes. In addition, for convenience and hygiene, it is strongly recommended to prepare an ice shovel.

If you use the ice box, you can play more tricks, such as the following.

The above are the basic tools needed to build a bar. Of course, there are many ways to prepare cocktails. The blending method, blending method and shaking method are most commonly used. If you only need to use one method, the tool can be further simplified.

For example, the simplest blending method only needs to mix various raw materials directly in the cup, and the tools used are the least. The latter two methods are more technical, especially if you want to drink a cocktail made by shaking and mixing, then the shaker must be prepared.

Blending method Build: bar spoon, wine measuring device

Blending method Stir: bar spoon, wine measuring device, cocktail glass, ice strainer

Shake method Shake: wine measuring device, shaker

In addition, you can also try to use the mixing method when you first get started, that is, add all the ingredients including ice cubes to the mixing juicer and quickly stir it. This method is so simple that only one tool is required. Without technical content, of course the taste is simpler and cruder, so I won’t talk about it here.

Auxiliary tools


There are also some tools that can add to the cake, and are very commonly used in the kitchen, basically no need to purchase. For example, cutting boards and fruit knives can be used to cut lemon wedges to squeeze juice, or to make some fruit decorations, as well as peelers for orange peel decorations and toothpicks for stringing olives. The ice hammer used to mash fruit, ice or sugar can be replaced with a rolling pin and is completely stress-free. There is no need to say more about small objects like straws.

Commonly used wine glasses


With the tools ready, and a few cocktail glasses, the bar will look like it.

Martini glass (Martini): The most typical cocktail glass, in an inverted triangle shape, composed of a foot and a trumpet-shaped body, suitable for short drink cocktails.

Old Fashioned: Cylindrical large flat-bottomed cup, suitable for short drinks with high alcohol concentration.

Shooter: With a small design, it is generally used to hold spirits or cocktails with high alcohol concentration.

Highball: Also known as Collins, it is generally used as a cocktail of distilled spirits and soft drinks.

Margarita: also known as Coupette Glass, a goblet with a wide rim or a platform, which is conducive to the salt rim decoration of Margarita.

02 | Bartending Wine

Rum


The bar must always have a few wine town scenes, especially mainstream base wines that can produce a variety of cocktails. You don’t need to be too extravagant at the beginning. Basically, the commonly used base wine can be bought at around 100 yuan.

Essential base wine


Gin

The herbal and spice flavor of gin itself can add a lot of complexity to the cocktail. Therefore, the cocktail based on gin is much more than other spirits, and it must be indispensable for home-mixing.

Recommended brands: Bombay, Beefeater, Gordon’s, Tanqueray

Cocktail: Tom Collins, Gin & Tonic

Vodka

Because of its pure body and more plasticity, all-match vodka has become one of the ideal base wines for cocktails, and its appearance rate is comparable to gin. If the budget is limited, you can choose between gin and vodka according to your preference.

Recommended brands: Absolut, Smirnoff, Skyy

Cocktails: Screwdriver, Dry Martini, Moscow Mule

Rum

Rum can be said to lead the trend of modern cocktails. The cocktails made with lime and mint are cool and refreshing. Therefore, it is also one of the best choices in summer, especially suitable for family parties.

Recommended brands: Bacardi, Havana Club, Captain Morgan

Cocktails: Mojito, Cuba Libre

Whiskey

If you want to improve your rank, then you must have a bottle of whiskey that represents an old-school cocktail. Bourbon whiskey is cheaper, rich in fragrance and sweet in the mouth. It is most suitable for cocktails.

Recommended brands: Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark

Cocktail: Mint Julep, Old-Fashioned

In addition, if you still have a budget, you can also choose to choose a Tequila, that is, tequila. This wine has a special flavor. You may like it like durian. Different people have different opinions. If you are interested, buy a bottle and try it, and make a glass of classic Margarita.

Optional ingredients

Vermouth

Recommended brands: Martini, Cinzano, Noilly Prat

Bitter

Recommended brands: Campari, Dubonnet, Amer Picon

Both of these wines are indispensable for making Dry Martini and Manhattan, but the amount is very small. If you don’t drink it often, it is recommended to buy a small bottle.

In addition, for some liqueurs, although the color and taste are very attractive, they may not be used several times a year when they are bought home for bartending. It is recommended not to buy them in the initial stage.

Other ingredients, such as tonic water, soda water, lemon juice, etc., do not need to be prepared, just buy as you use them.

Basic bartending tutorial for you, from getting started to breaking the bottle

From the introduction to bartending to the bottle throwing series, basic bartending tutorials, understanding the base wine of cocktails.

What is the base wine of the cocktail?

In fact, the base wine of a cocktail is the most important taste in a glass of cocktail, that is, the taste of alcohol, and it is also the most indispensable part of a cocktail. Almost all cocktails are based on the base wine and add other ingredients. Seasoned.

Classification of base wine?

In fact, it is the foreign wines people around us talk about. Generally speaking, they are five major base wines (vodka, gin, whiskey, brandy, rum) or six major (vodka, gin, whiskey, brandy, rum, tequila) The difference is that there is no Tequila (agave). As for some Chinese liquors mentioned on the Internet, I’m sorry, everyone knows that liquor is rarely drunk like this, but in recent years a strange flower called “Jiang Xiaobai” “It’s very interesting to have the opportunity to talk about it alone.

The above pictures are Hennessy VSOP (cognac brandy), black party (whiskey), Chivas (whiskey), of course they are all cheap…

Next, introduce each base wine separately

Vodka

Vodka, a classic spirit from Russia, a favorite of the fighting nation, a warm current series in winter, is a high-quality liquor distilled from corn, barley, potatoes, etc. as raw materials. Then add water to make a distilled spirit of about 40-60 degrees. The basic… is the smell of alcohol.
However, for this reason, the flavor of vodka itself is not very strong, and it is very easy to mix with any soft drink into a delicious drink.
famous brand:
Stolichaya Red Card Vodka (Soviet Red Card)
Absolut Vodka (absolute vodka), this is a Swedish brand that sells fiercely in China

Screwdriver, Moscow mule, Bloody Mary, Passion Coast

Whiskey

Johnnie Walker: Maybe many people are not familiar with this name. The Chinese people should be more familiar with red (card) and black (card)… The one in the middle of the first picture is black.
Jack Daniels: Well, it should be in KTV.
Common reconstituted wines:
Godfather, Manhattan, Jack Daniels and Coke? Does this count…
(But if you want to buy whiskey here, please do not buy any of the above brands, it is very expensive…please consider Ballantine, Bai Zhanbian)

Gin
Gin, also called geneva or gin, is this one.

Brandy

Brandy, a wine made by distilling and concentrating wine. In fact, it is not necessarily grapes, as long as all fruit wines can be called brandy. The aging process still exists, general classification VS (over three years), VSOP (over four years of wine age), Napoleon (over six years of wine age), XO (over eight years of wine age), Extra (wine age over 15 years) Above), generally speaking, the longer the aging, the darker the color… But sorry, all wineries use caramel toning…
famous brand:
Hennessy: The first bottle in picture 1, expensive…can’t afford it
Remy Martin: Uh…I can’t afford anything I sell here anyway
Martell: Uh…I still can’t afford what I sell here anyway
(In fact, it’s not that brandy is expensive, but Chinese people drink it very expensive…)

Rum
Rum, sugar cane or molasses fermented and distilled wine, spicy taste and cheap, a must for sailors and pirates. It has a caramel aroma and is an essential ingredient for cocktail preparation.

Agave

I remember that in the past few years, I didn’t say anything about the six base wines, but with the popularity of tequila in recent years, there have been a lot of tequila cocktails. Tequila, from Mexico, is a distilled spirit series made from the core of agave grass. There is a aging process for agave, but the barrel is very random, and it can even be bottled (white) without aging, so the quality may vary greatly.
But tequila… the bottle looks good.

Margaret

I’m so exhausted… Finally, I hope you can choose your favorite flavor after reading this article. In fact, you can buy and try it, but I really don’t recommend buying it all at once. After all, there are some I really can’t drink…

The world’s classic cocktail recipes

A complete list of cocktail recipes. Cocktails are based on spirits or wines such as rum, gin, tequila, vodka, and whiskey, as well as fruit juice, Egg white, bitters, milk, coffee, cocoa, sugar and other auxiliary materials are stirred or shaken to form a beverage. Finally, lemon slices, fruit or mint leaves can be used as decorations.
Here are some more famous cocktail recipes around the world.
Rink Lady (Rink Lady) 1 ounce of gin, 0.3 ounces of lemon juice, 0.5 ounces of red pomegranate juice, 1 egg white, 3 ice cubes, shake well, put it in a glass, and decorate with 1 red cherry.
Margrita wets the mouth of the cocktail glass with lemon juice, lightly dip the mouth of the glass with salt, 1/4 ounce of tequila, 3/4 ounce of citrus wine, 3/4 ounce of lemon juice, in order Shake well and pour it into a salted cocktail glass.
The Tequila Bomb first pours beer into the beer glass until it is eighty full, pours a portion of vodka into the spirit glass, and then throws the spirit glass full of vodka into the beer glass. 1 ounce of green peppermint liquor, 1 ounce of white cocoa liquor, 1 ounce of whipped cream, shake well, pour into a goblet, and decorate with 1 green cherry.
B-52 bomber: 1 ounce of coffee wine, 0.5 ounces of milk wine, 0.5 ounces of vodka, divided into three layers in order. After finishing, light a flame and serve. (Put the popular vodka and add gold rum after ignition Drink in one sip, strong stimulation)
B-52 bomber
B-52 bomber
Gin Fizz 2 ounces of lemon juice 0.5 ounces, 1 slice of lemon, 1 scoop of fine sugar, cup: 14 ounces of large glass, recipe: soda water, shake the rest of the wine with crushed ice , Strain into a cup with ice cubes filled with soda water, stir into the lemon slices.
Gin Tonic (Gin Tonic) lime juice 1/2 0.5 ounces of gin and tonic water (quinine water) are poured into a straight cup in order.
Golden Kidlet (Golden Kidlet) 3/4 oz Galliano scented liqueur 0.5 oz white cocoa, 0.5 oz whipped cream, put all the ingredients in a snow Kettle, shake well, pour into a tall cocktail glass or champagne glass, decorated with green Cherry.
Bloody Mary (Bloody Mary) vodka 1.5 ounces, lemon juice 0.5 ounces, red pomegranate juice 1 ounce, a pinch of salt and ice, stir well and mix the lemon slices.
Angel kiss 0.5 ounces of brown cocoa, 0.5 ounces of whipped cream material is layered into the sweet wine glass, decorated with cherries, sword fork, (when the red cherries are put in and then pulled up, the swirl on the whipped cream can be seen like lips Opening and closing)
Whiskey Sour (Whisky Sour) whiskey 1 ounce, lemon juice 0.5 ounce, sugar 0.5 spoon, add 1-2 ounces of water, shake well and pour into the glass.
Cuba Libre (Cuba Libre) old rum 2 ounces, 1 lemon slice, 1 ounce lemon juice, 1 cup of Coca-Cola, recipe: add the old rum and lemon slices to the glass, add crushed ice, stir, pour the cola, Garnish with lemon slices.
Golden Dieam (Golden Dieam) 1 oz Galiano scented liqueur, 0.5 oz Cointreau, 2 oz orange juice, 2 oz whipped cream, pour all the ingredients into a snowg kettle, shake well, and pour into a cup or a blender . Decorated with starfruit.
Tom Collins 0.5 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of lemon juice, 1 ounce of sugar water, right amount of ice cubes, right amount of soda, gin lemon juice, sugar water, put it in a snow bottle, shake well, pour it into a straight cup and add on top Full of soda (decorated with lemon slices, red cherry sword fork) Alien contact (UFO) 1/3 ounce of green peppermint wine, 1/3 ounce of milk wine, 1/3 ounce of brandy, and pour mint wine, milk wine, and brandy in three layers in order Put one more flames in the fragrant sweet wine glass at the end.
Singapore Sling (Singapore Sling) 0.5 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of cherry brandy, 1 ounce of lime juice, iced soda, a glass of 14 ounces, adjustment method: except soda and slices, shake the rest of the ingredients with crushed ice Decorate orange slices and cherries.
Manhattan (Mahattan) 2.5 ounces of whiskey, 0.8 ounces of dry red wine, add ice on request.
Rainbow 1 (Posse Café No.1) 1/5 ounce of brown cocoa, 1/5 ounce of red pomegranate juice, 1/5 ounce of spearmint wine, 1/5 ounce of cherry Boss brandy, 1/5 ounce of brandy, in order Layered, the top layer is ignited.
Rainbow 2 (Posse Café No. 2) has double the material of Rainbow 1.
Around the world 0.5 ounces of gin, 0.5 ounces of vodka, 0.5 ounces of white rum, 0.5 ounces of tequila, 0.5 ounces of whiskey, 0.5 ounces of brandy, 0.5 ounces of spearmint, 0.5 ounces of sugar water, 3 ounces Pineapple juice, appropriate amount of ice cubes, put all the ingredients in a snow Kettle, shake well and pour into the juice cup.

Basic bartending, know the base wine of cocktail

From the beginning of this article, I will start to compare and systematically introduce some tutorials related to making cocktails, hoping to help everyone.

From the introduction to bartending to the bottle throwing series, basic bartending tutorials, understanding the base wine of cocktails.

What is the base wine of the cocktail?

In fact, the base wine of a cocktail is the most important taste in a glass of cocktail, that is, the taste of alcohol, and it is also the most indispensable part of a cocktail. Almost all cocktails are based on the base wine and add other ingredients. Seasoned.

Classification of base wine?

In fact, it is the foreign wines people around us talk about. Generally speaking, they are the five major base wines (vodka, gin, whiskey, brandy, rum) or the six major (vodka, gin, whiskey, brandy, rum, tequila) The difference is that there is no Tequila (agave). As for some Chinese liquors mentioned on the Internet, I’m sorry, everyone knows that liquor is rarely drunk like this, but in recent years there has been a wonderful work called “Jiang Xiaobai “It’s very interesting to have the opportunity to talk about it alone.

Next, introduce each base wine separately

Vodka
Vodka, a classic spirit from Russia, a favorite of the fighting nation, a warm current series in winter, is a high-quality liquor distilled from corn, barley, potatoes, etc. as raw materials. Then add water to make a distilled spirit of about 40-60 degrees. The basic… is the smell of alcohol.
However, for this reason, the flavor of vodka itself is not very strong, and it is very easy to mix with any soft drink into a delicious drink.
famous brand:
Stolichaya Red Card Vodka (Soviet Red Card)
Absolut Vodka (absolute vodka), this is a Swedish brand

Common reconstituted wines:
Screwdriver, Moscow mule, Bloody Mary, Passion Coast

Whiskey
Whisky or spelled as Whiskey, derived from the name “Water of Life”, is a series of grain distilled spirits. It is not a spirit distilled from barley alone. Most of the distilled whiskey needs to be aged in oak barrels. The taste of cereals is very strong, and different whiskeys have completely different flavors.

famous brand:
Chivas: No need to introduce the name of Chivas…

Johnnie Walker: Maybe many people are not familiar with this name. The Chinese people should be more familiar with red (card) and black (card)… The one in the middle of the first picture is black.
Jack Daniels: Well, it should be in KTV.
Common reconstituted wines:
Godfather, Manhattan, Jack Daniels and Coke? Does this count…
(But if you want to buy whiskey here, please do not buy any of the above brands, it is very expensive…please consider Ballantine, Bai Zhanbian)

Gin
Gin, also called geneva or gin, is this one.

Grain distilled spirits are distilled spirits made with various spices based on juniper berries. The flavor is relatively uniform, but it is divided into several major categories of wine flavors. Gin is often referred to as the first of the six base wines of cocktails.
famous brand:
British Brand Gin (Be Fidelity): Founded in 1820, it is the only gin brand that is still produced in London.
Add benefits: brands under the Diageo Group (Johnnie Walker, Baileys, etc., yes, there is also Shuijingfang…).
Common reconstituted wines:
Gin and Tonic, Martini

Brandy
Brandy, a wine made by distilling and concentrating wine. In fact, it is not necessarily grapes, as long as all fruit wines can be called brandy. The aging process still exists, general classification VS (over three years), VSOP (over four years of wine age), Napoleon (over six years of wine age), XO (over eight years of wine age), Extra (wine age over 15 years) Above), generally speaking, the longer the aging, the darker the color… But sorry, all wineries use caramel toning…
famous brand:
Hennessy: The first bottle in picture 1, expensive…can’t afford it
Remy Martin: Uh…I can’t afford anything I sell here anyway
Martell: Uh…I still can’t afford what I sell here anyway

Common reconstituted wines:
B&B, Alexander Brandy

Rum
Rum, sugar cane or molasses fermented and distilled wine, spicy taste and cheap, a must for sailors and pirates. It has a caramel aroma and is an essential ingredient for cocktail preparation.

Common brewable wine
Eggnog, Free Cuba, Blue Hawaii

Agave
I remember that in the past few years, I didn’t say anything about the six base wines, but with the popularity of tequila in recent years, there have been a lot of tequila cocktails. Tequila, from Mexico, is a distilled spirit series made from the core of agave grass. There is a aging process for agave, but the barrel is very random, and it can even be bottled (white) without aging, so the quality may vary greatly.
But tequila… the bottle looks good.

Common brews:

Margaret

I’m so exhausted… Finally, I hope you can choose your favorite flavor after reading this article. In fact, you may wish to buy it and try it, but I really don’t recommend buying it all at once. After all, there are some I really can’t drink…

How to brew coffee powder?

  1. How to avoid the pits encountered when buying coffee beans abroad
  2. If you are not in the habit of drinking coffee, how should you drink it when you get a bag of coffee beans/powder

The first question, if you want to buy coffee beans abroad and take them back to your country, how should you choose them?
If you are shopping with a tour group, I suggest not to buy it, because you are not familiar with the place of life, and you don’t understand
Or if you don’t understand the packaging, it’s easy to buy very common coffee beans, or so-called local commercial beans, then it doesn’t make much sense.
I often have friends or regular customers who come to me with a bag of coffee beans and tell me how to drink this, or help me to grind the flour.
I refuse it, because you ask them again, how long have you bought this bean, “Oh, this, my friend gave it to me and I don’t know how to drink it. It’s been a year.” “I don’t know, my friend is abroad.” Cat feces bought for me”, I’m very unhappy at every moment, especially if I hold a pack of black and oily coffee beans and put them in for a year or two, because after they are finished, I have to clean the ground beans immediately. Machine.
When we are abroad, we try not to believe in “Blue Mountain” and “cat shit” coffee, because what you buy may not be true, and you may not understand it, so I took it apart several times. The coffee powder smells super strong flavor. The flavor is probably added during the roasting process. The fragrance is really weird. Even if the packaging is beautiful, don’t buy it if you don’t understand it. If you want to buy, go to some coffee shops that look good and ask if there are any fresh coffee beans. I believe that no matter what you know or not, I will recommend you as much as possible. When you want to buy it, you need to pay attention to the roasting date. Beans must be fresh. Remember to seal the one-way vents on the coffee beans package when you return home by plane, which helps keep them fresh.

The second question, when you are the recipient
First of all, if you get the coffee, look at whether it is a bean or a powder. If it is a bean, you have to grind it, and then look at the shelf life. Although you have to drink it before the shelf life expires, in fact, you can wipe it out as soon as you get it. Loss can’t come back like youth. But anyway, congratulations, you can buy yourself some home coffee. If you get beans
Option one, buy a simple grinder, either hand-cranked or electric. The price should not be too expensive. You may use it a few times. If you consider to continue making it yourself, buy a little bit better, and recommend specific ones later. Price point.
Option two, find a friend or a cafe to help you polish it. There will be more good people, but if your beans are the kind of black ones I said
The oil has been left for a long, long time. Remember to buy two cups of coffee. Although they don’t tell, they will feel bad about the grinder for five seconds. Then you have coffee powder. After you have coffee powder, you can turn the powder into coffee. There are solutions such as hand brewing, French press, Philharmonic press, espresso, smart coffee cup and so on.

The most economical thing is that you don’t need anything. Soak some water in the cup and let it sit for a while. After the coffee grounds have settled, you can drink it gently. It is not good. Of course not very recommended. . .
The second economical thing is that you can directly buy the inner packaging of the ear bag, and then put the powder in to drink by yourself. The inside is the usage of the ear bag, you can omit the step of unpacking, just put the powder in it yourself

What are the common skills and knowledge for cocktail making?

The first is the base wine plus various soft drinks, such as: vodka plus orange juice, dried ginger water, cranberry juice, lemon juice, gin plus tonic water, rum plus cola, dried ginger water, whiskey plus soda, all of the above A very popular mixing method, the ratio is generally 1:3 (except for vodka and lemon juice). Drunks like me are all 1:2, depending on personal taste; the above is suitable for lazy people to mix at home, even shake the wine You don’t need a jug, but ice is indispensable. It is especially suitable for partying and drinking. Well, if the two ingredients are not enough to drink, you need to buy a hip flask. At this time, I have to mention three After learning it, I’m not afraid to remember the proportion of various headaches in cocktail recipes.

The so-called three-in-one bartending method is “base wine + white orange peel wine + lemon juice”. When it comes to this, I will introduce the white orange peel wine. The classification of orange peel wine always has some inexplicable material names. The most common thing for beginners to confuse is probably orange peel wine, which is made with the peel of oranges, citrus and other similar fruits as the main raw material. There are many names for orange peel wine in the wine spectrum. Taking transparent and colorless as examples, there are: white mandarin wine, white mandarin wine, white orange peel wine, and the common “Coindus orange wine” , Refers to the same thing, colored orange peel wine is called by color, such as blue orange peel wine, orange citrus wine and so on. In this article, I will focus on orange peel wine and provide some of my experience using them. In China, the most commonly used orange peel wine is the following three bottles:

TRIPLE SEC

This bottle is also one of MB’s largest sales of this brand of sweet wine Branch, TRIPLE SEC (hereinafter referred to as TS) means “three times spicy” in Chinese. Indeed, it is the one with relatively low sweetness among the three, and the taste is not as strong as the other two bottles.

COINTREAU

COINTREAU (hereafter referred to as CO) is called “Coindus Orange Wine” in Chinese. It is rated as the best brand of orange peel wine. It is sweet and rich. Many wine profiles do not write white orange peel wine, but directly specify Cointreau orange. The status of wine can be seen from this. Cointreau Orange Wine is in the middle of the three bottles of orange wine, and the aroma is dominated by citrus… It’s a bit like citrus peel after a period of time.

GRAND MARNIER

GRAND MARNIER (hereinafter referred to as GM) is called Cognac Orange Wine (or Brandy Orange Wine) in Chinese ), is classified as orange citrus wine, but different from ordinary orange citrus wine, it is added with cognac and matured in oak barrels, so it will have the color and smell of brandy. It is the most of the three when pure drinking A sweet bottle. MB also produces orange citrus wine (the same bottle as TRIPLE SEC), which has a slightly lower alcohol concentration (30%) and is not recommended for purchase. “Base wine + white orange peel wine + lemon juice” In the classic “base wine + white orange peel wine + lemon juice”, you can substitute different base wines to make the following cocktails: vodka: balalaika (Balalaika) Gin: White Lady (White Lady) Tequila: Margarita (Margarita) Rum: XYZ Whiskey: Silent Third (Silent Third) Brandy: Sidecar (Sidecar) Whenever I take it When it comes to a new bottle of base wine, it must be drunk purely and drunk with ice cubes at first, and then it is prepared in this way. I think this is the best way to enjoy the characteristics of base wine. These six cups are all prepared by the shaking method. After shaking, the alcohol concentration of the base wine will be slightly reduced. It is easier to enter the throat when drinking, and the aroma of the wine can be more exuded. This “base wine + white orange peel wine + lemon” Juice’s cocktails (hereinafter referred to as three-in-one cocktails) are made by using the aroma of orange peel wine to set off the base wine and increase the sweetness, plus the sourness of lemon juice. Therefore, these six glasses taste sour. Sweet and sour taste, cleverly changing the ratio, the taste will also have a great change. There are many reasons that affect the taste of three-in-one cocktails, including the ratio of ingredients, the nature of the ice cubes and the method of shaking. Although the latter two are very important, I want to share my experience in the ratio of three-in-one cocktails. , And focus on the use of orange peel wine, the following are my overall recommendations. Orange peel wine is used in three-in-one cocktails. The ratio of the three materials is the most important factor affecting the taste; some of the original wine profiles are 2:1:1, and some are even 1:1:1, both of which will kill The characteristics of the base wine make it almost always drink “orange peel wine + lemon juice” for six cups. In the book Classic Bartenders, although the ratios of different Bartenders on the six-cup bartenders are different, they are not separated from the two ratios of 4:1:1 and 5:1:2. I prefer 4:1:1. This ratio can fully taste the characteristics of the base wine, but the ratio still needs to be adjusted according to the situation. If you use a higher-grade base wine, it is recommended to increase the proportion of the base wine, because the base wine with good conditions will not taste too bad even if the temperature rises. The addition of white orange peel wine and lemon juice is just a simple seasoning; the general base wine Liquor has a strong alcoholic taste. It is better to use a high proportion of lemon juice and lower temperature to suppress the alcoholic taste. The bar workers may have an experience. When the guests drink the first drink, they will say “Sweet and sour, it’s delicious!” “But then you may drink more and more slowly, even if you don’t drink half of the cup, what is the reason? I think in addition to being invincible, this is also the fate of short-drink cocktails: as the temperature rises, the more difficult it is to drink; take the three-in-one cocktail as an example, the temperature is the lowest when it is just finished, and it tastes cold and sour. The sweetness is very easy to enter the throat, and every cup seems to be about the same; after a few minutes, the temperature of the wine gradually rises, and the characteristics of the base wine will be highlighted at this time. Some people may think it is best to drink at this time, but some people may It will start to feel more difficult to get into the throat. As the wine gets closer to room temperature, the astringent taste of lemon juice and the bitter taste of orange peel wine will emerge. At this time, it is normal to not drink half of the cup. How to deal with this situation? Can’t urge the other party to drink faster? There is a way to reduce the amount of materials, but reducing the amount of finished products is unsightly in the cup, what should I do? I had to shake it for a longer period of time to increase the liquor (to melt the ice cubes), but…I don’t recommend this method because it is just a method to lower the alcohol concentration. Faced with the situation that cannot drink quickly, my own approach is to reduce the amount of lemon juice and orange zest wine, and add syrup to make it, and after shaking it, pour out a small amount of flake or granular crushed ice. This way, on the one hand, it can maintain the low temperature for a longer period of time. On the other hand, even if the time is longer, the wine will not be more difficult to drink due to the astringency of lemon juice and the bitterness of orange peel (because the amount is relatively small). Although the original wine recipes of these concoctions do not have syrup, compared to increasing the amount of orange peel wine, syrup is a relatively refreshing choice. Excess white orange peel wine will be sweet to a bit greasy. To better understand this difference, I will introduce you to a simple experiment. First, drink CO or TS purely at room temperature. You will find that they are both very sweet wines. After drinking, the throat rhyme will be a bit bitter, and then Mix a little water, lemon juice at room temperature and CO (or TS) to simulate the temperature rise of the bartender, so that the bitterness and astringency in the throat will be more obvious after drinking. At this time, add ice cubes and stir and drink, you should find that the original pure drink is not How delicious CO will become delicious. This is the basic tone of three-in-one bartending… But from the point of view of wine tasting, although the alcohol concentration of three-in-one bartenders is high, I think we should try to After drinking within 15-20 minutes, I will not use syrup except the white lady when I mix the wine, especially the silent third party and the sidecar. I insist on not adding it. In addition, I will try to shorten the shake And time to reduce the melting of ice cubes and avoid drinking too thin, all of these are to fully enjoy the characteristics of the base wine. The comprehensive comparison of orange peel wine starts with GRAND MARNIER. GM is not completely suitable for these six glasses of cocktails. Because GM contains brandy, the alcoholicity will obviously conflict with gin and tequila, and the blend is not very good. It will be astringent. Using GM to adjust XYZ and balalaika will significantly damage the color (GM is light amber). Therefore, GM is more suitable for silent third parties and sidecars (but I think these two It is better to use CO for the cup). If you don’t care about the color, adjust the XYZ, I think the taste is acceptable. Note that GM has the highest sweetness and the amount used is a little less than the other two bottles. As for COINTREAU and TRIPLE SEC, they are widely used. The difference between the two lies in the sweetness and aroma. Therefore, I usually look at the quality of the base wine and the habits of the drinker. If I use a higher-level base wine, or the drinker does not like it For sweetness, it is recommended to use TS at the beginning and slightly reduce the amount of lemon juice to prevent the sweetness and aroma of CO from affecting the base wine. If you use a general base wine or prefer sweetness, CO can mask the shortcomings of some base wines. The flavor is also adequate. The order of purchase recommendations I recommend is CO>TS>GM; another way of buying is to buy CO first, then buy a bottle of MB blue orange peel wine, and finally buy TS and GM. Generally speaking, if you don’t want to pursue The ingredients are exactly the same as the wine recipe. A bottle of CO is very useful. If you need blue orange peel wine, you can use “CO + blue syrup” instead, but the taste of the syrup is really not very good, so don’t add too much. As for GM…Due to the high price, unless you want to make more classic cocktails, it is not recommended to buy. Well, the basic skills are mastered. If three-in-one bartending is still not enough, then I am very happy that you have gone further and further on the road of becoming a professional drunk, and will update other skills in real time in the future~