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~

Coffee is so bitter, why do so many people still love it?

Coffee is so bitter, why do so many people still love it?

According to media reports, a new study found that people who are particularly sensitive to the bitter taste of coffee actually drink more coffee. This may sound counter-intuitive, but the researchers pointed out in a paper published online in the journal Scientific Reports on November 5 that this sensitivity is not only a matter of taste, but also affected by a person’s genes. The influence of composition.

“You might think that people who are particularly sensitive to the bitter taste of caffeine drink less,” said the study author Marilyn Cornelis, an assistant professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The statement said, “Our research results are exactly the opposite, which shows that coffee consumers have acquired a caffeine-specific taste, or the ability to perceive (bitterness) through the positive enhancement of caffeine-induced acquisition.”

In other words, those who can taste the bitterness of coffee, especially the unique bitterness of caffeine, have learned to associate this taste with “good things”, and therefore prefer coffee. The researchers said that this finding was surprising, because bitterness is often used as a warning mechanism to persuade people to spit out harmful substances.

The study was led by Jue Sheng Ong, a PhD student in the Department of Genetics and Computational Biology at QIMR Bergauver Institute of Medical Research in Australia. He said the purpose of the study is to understand how genetic factors affect a person’s consumption of tea, coffee and alcohol. These beverages tend to have a bitter taste.

“Although all the bitterness seems to be indistinguishable, we can clearly distinguish the bitterness of Brussels sprouts, tonic water, and caffeine,” said Jue Sheng Ong. “We found that the degree of perception of these bitterness depends in part on your genes. .”

In order to study the decisive genes, the researchers analyzed the genetic makeup and daily consumption of bitter beverages of more than 400,000 British people. “Using genes related to the ability to taste bitterness, we evaluated whether people who are genetically more sensitive to bitterness tend to drink tea rather than coffee,” said Jue Sheng Ong.

The analysis results show that people with genes that are sensitive to the bitter taste of green vegetables (such as Brussels sprouts) or quinine water are more inclined to drink tea than coffee. In other words, people who are more sensitive to the bitter taste of quinine and green vegetables tend to avoid coffee. The study also found that people who are genetically more sensitive to the bitter taste of Brussels sprouts do not like to drink, especially red wine. This discovery may help scientists study the problem of alcohol addiction.

Jue Sheng Ong pointed out that they did not analyze the flavoring agents that people often pour into coffee, such as milk and sugar. “As you can imagine, on a personal level, there are too many factors that determine how much coffee a person drinks — socioeconomic status, the ability to metabolize caffeine, and smoking, etc.,” he said. “The most important thing is that people will Drink a variety of coffees-black coffee, Fuli white, cappuccino, etc.” Therefore, the researchers chose to look for the general trend of how genes are associated with bitter beverage consumption.

“These results indicate that perhaps most coffee types still have very similar bitterness characteristics,” Jue Sheng Ong concluded.

Ten things you should know about coffee

Ten things you should know about coffee

Caffeine can be deadly

Despite the well-known benefits, coffee can also be fatal. However, health experts say that the fatal premise is that you drink 80 to 100 cups of coffee in a hurry. We suggest not to try. In September 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned of the hazards of caffeine powder, a powerful refreshing product that has become popular in recent years.

Benefits of coffee

A large number of independent studies conducted in 2014, 2015 and 2016 showed that coffee is beneficial to the human liver, which may reduce the risk of heart disease and lower the risk of colon cancer, and as the paper in the journal Circulation claims , Drinking 1 to 5 cups of coffee a day may generally reduce the risk of premature death. A study published in March 2016 found that coffee can reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Caffeine may stimulate women’s libido

At least it is effective in mice. However, researchers say that in humans, coffee may only enhance the sexual experience of non-habitual drinkers.

Caffeine may relieve pain

A small study found that the right amount of caffeine-equivalent to twice the content of coffee-can relieve muscle soreness after fitness. However, this study was conducted on people who do not drink coffee regularly. A 2012 study found that those who drank coffee before working at the desk had less neck and shoulder pain. However, in a study with a sufficiently large sample, no definite conclusions can be drawn on this possibility.

Caffeine will keep you awake at night

Health experts recommend that you avoid drinking coffee within 6 hours before going to bed because the effect of caffeine can last for several hours. A 2015 study found that caffeine may disturb your body’s biological clock and confuse sleep time signals. Another study found that coffee that night shift workers drink during working hours may affect their sleep during the day.

Decaffeinated coffee also has coffee

That’s right! A study found that if you drink 5 to 10 cups of decaf coffee, your final caffeine intake is equivalent to 1 to 2 cups of regular coffee.

Chemicals are used when decaffeinating

Steam the coffee beans in water for about 30 minutes to allow the dissolved caffeine to float to the surface. At this time, use organic solvents such as methylene chloride to rinse off the caffeine.

Caffeine is not the main source of bitterness

Caffeine is not the main bitter substance in coffee. On the contrary, the “culprit” causing bitterness is antioxidants.

Good coffee depends on roasting and brewing

When it comes to taste issues, the chemistry of coffee can be boiled down to two aspects: roasting and brewing. During the roasting process, the fat locked in the coffee beans oozes out at about 200 degrees Celsius. The more fat, the stronger the flavor. The longer the time the water is in contact with coffee grounds, the caffeine content will increase, so the caffeine content of regular coffee is usually higher than that of espresso and cappuccino. Deep roasting can also produce more caffeine.

Coffee was discovered by goats

Legend has it that a thousand years ago, on a hillside in Africa, a group of goats became so excited after eating red coffee berries that they did not sleep all night. The shepherd told some monks about the goat’s discovery, and then prayed for a long time. In any case, this is a good story.

A study showed that most of the antioxidants that Americans get come from coffee they drink every day. Drinking one or two cups of coffee a day seems very beneficial. If you don’t like coffee, you can also try black tea, which is the second largest source of antioxidants. Other foods rich in antioxidants include bananas, dried beans and corn.

Bartenders | Bartenders at home, just use these!

Unconsciously, I have been learning bartending for more than 4 years, and I have successively purchased a lot of bartending equipment. Let me share with you friends here.

Essential tools (with them, you can basically mix drinks)

Snow Kettle: divided into three-stage and two-stage. The three-stage style is more delicate, and the two-stage style is also called Boston. It can be mixed with fruit puree, egg white, cream and other things that are not easy to mix. In fact, for beginners, the Mason Cup can also be shaken, just close the lid and shake it lightly.

Ice strainer: It is useless for the three-stage type, but the two-stage type does not have a filter (it only has two cups), which is a must. The spring on the side is removed and thrown into the snow bottle can also help to mix the wine containing egg white and cream.

Measuring cup: How much juice, wine, and syrup are put in the cocktail. Generally, the products without measuring cups are only seen in restaurants and bars, and they are not expected.

Bartenders tools

Advanced tools (It looks like you are professional)

Bar spoon: There are not only shaking methods, but also blending methods. To put it simply, use a spoon to stir in the cup. When the spoon is against the wall of the cup, the handle will rotate. The thread of the bar spoon is more advantageous. And some wines will use a bar spoon as the unit of measurement, such as two spoons of sugar. .

Juicer: It is divided into Mexican style (like Mexican sombrero) and pressing style. Pressing and squeezing juice is fast, but when squeezing yellow lemon, it is easy to squeeze into the white sac between the skin and the flesh, forming a bitter taste. Mexican style does not have this Kind of trouble.

Liquor spout: It makes it easier to control the amount of wine poured out of the bottle. Most of the bars are inserted into the more used wine, and the high-end wine is basically not used. There are also some variants (the deer head of Yege)

Pounding: mashing mint leaves, sugar cubes, lime wedges…convenient and hygienic. I always use a rolling pin when I don’t have it.

Filter spoon: If the wine contains fruit puree, pomace, and broken plants, filter it with a filter spoon when pouring it from the Snow Kettle into the cup. The wine can be thick, but it must be clear.

Ice tongs: for icing ice cubes. This one is relatively unpopular. It seems that we all acquiesce that the bartender’s hands are clean and disinfected by 24 times… Most bars use shovel, I mostly use hands…

High-level tools

Bitter essence bottle: used to hold bitter essence. The unit of measurement for bitter essence is drops. The mouth of this bottle has only one small hole, which can control how many drops are added.

Ginger rub: rub the broken pieces and shake in a pot to increase the flavor of the wine. I only rubbed ginger and cinnamon sticks, and finally poured out and remembered to filter.

Iron skewers: insert olives, orange peels, fruit… it’s better to make a plate with a layered feel. Most bars use disposable bamboo sticks.

Goblet of Fire: Pour the ignited liquor between the two glasses. The bottom of the cup is very wide and can be used to cover the wine in another cup. The heated wine has a stronger aroma and a lower alcohol content. The most important thing is that it looks good when lit!

Filter spoon: Only used in two situations… One is to put a sugar cube in the mouth of the cup, pour it with spirits and light it to let the saccharification drip slowly. The other is when drinking absinthe, the absinthe is 75 degrees, and few people accept it directly. Just put a piece of sugar in the mouth of the cup, and use the tap to drip the ice water. After it melts, it will gradually fade. It’s easy to enter.

The mutual sympathy between wine and cigar: What wine is more versatile with cigar?

When you open a bottle of fine wine from the south of France, or a bottle of red wine from Bordeaux Pauillac, you may be surprised to find that the wine contains rich tobacco and smoky aromas. These tobacco aromas are cleverly mixed with fruity aromas. The spice smell produces a very charming taste, not only the spicy tobacco, but also the complexity and softness of wine. This fact negates some doubts, such as the taste of cigars that conflict with complex wines, and the time for wine tasting should be non-smoking.

Generally speaking, people think that sweet wines are more suitable for cigars. Because the trace amounts of tar and nicotine in cigars melt into your bloodstream, they will quietly take away part of your blood sugar, so your body will relax and feel slightly tired. The best enjoyment at this time is to add something sweet. But dry cakes and chocolates are far less effective than a cup of round sweet wine. Therefore, many people like to pair cigars with rich noble rot sweet white wine. Usually this kind of wine is sweet and greasy in a small glass, but when it is used as a cigar, the sweetness and the bitterness of the cigar will complement each other, making the cigar taste more mellow.

With spirits and cigars, the taste is usually more exciting. In particular, some sweet-tasting spirits, such as aged Scotch whisky, cognac and old rum, can be paired with cigars to create a unique style. When you choose these spirits to pair with a cigar, there is an important rule: the longer the wine is aged in oak barrels, the more suitable for cigars. Because oak barrels give the spirits toasting and vanilla flavors, all they can make the cigar taste richer and more aftertaste. If you add a few pieces of ice to the glass, the effect will be better. The cold body can offset the heat of the cigar and make the cigar more comfortable to smoke.

In addition to the above sweet wines and spirits, there are some fortified wines in between that are regarded as a perfect match for cigars. For example, sweet sherry in Spain and sweet port in Portugal. They are all blended and aged from sweet wine and brandy. They have a rich taste of wine and are stronger than ordinary wines. In the smoking rooms of British gentlemen, there is usually a port or sherry filter. Many people think they are the best partners for cigars.

Fashion from Japan-Whiskey and Cigar

Fashion from Japan-Whiskey and Cigar

In China, many people like to have a single malt whisky when they smoke cigars. This kind of collocation is considered very fashionable in Beijing and Shanghai, and everyone believes it is a very sophisticated British style. In fact, this is a misunderstanding. Although Britain produces whiskey, cigars and whiskey come from Hong Kong and Taiwan, and the source is Japan. Of course, this is a good way to match, especially the aged single malt whisky with Cuban cigars, both of which are worthy of being tasted slowly and are extremely delicate. Some people like to dip a cigar in whiskey and then light it up for a more intense taste. This is also a good way to taste cigars.

British tradition-Port wine with cigar

British tradition-Port wine with cigar

In many English-style cigar bars, you will see a peculiar filter. It is used to filter a sweet port wine. This sweet wine with sediment from Portugal is often the first choice for the British to pair with cigars. This custom comes from the Iberian Peninsula, and the Portuguese and Spaniards were the earliest practitioners of cigar pairing. For them, smoking a cigar is naturally accompanied by a glass of sweet port wine (or Spanish sweet sherry). This custom quickly infected the British, and until now, they are more keen on pairing port wine and sherry with cigars than Scotch whiskey.

The new trend-noble rot sweet wine with cigar

Noble rot wine is also one of the wonderful products to match with cigars. In the International Sommelier Competition held at the 15th Havana Cigar Festival this year, British contestant Peter Debrontai used Royal Tokaj This cigar finally reached the final. Some people describe noble rot wine that tastes like honey, and the sweet taste is exactly what many eggplanters seek. Tokaj Noble Rot is a very precious sweet wine from Hungary. It is made from grapes infected with special mold and has a strange moldy aroma.

It is said that the city of Tokaj was under the siege of the Turkish Empire in 1650, which caused the delayed harvest of the grapes, which were infected with mold and showed a semi-rotted and shriveled state. A Hungarian wine farmer used this grape to make an unusual sweet wine, which is now Tokaj noble rot. Some cigar enthusiasts describe the aroma of this sweet wine as “blistered dead wood aroma”. When it is added to a good cigar that is aged in place, it will bring people an extraordinary enjoyment.

The new trend-noble rot sweet wine with cigar

Leisurely style-old rum with cigar

80% of the world’s cigars are produced in Cuba. In this cigar mecca, you will often see local fishermen lighting a cigar at the seaside jetty while sipping rum in the sea breeze. Rum is a spirit brewed from sugar cane. After aging in oak barrels, it will have a charming vanilla flavor. The taste is easy-going and soft. Caribbean residents like to use it with cigars. Unlike cognac and single malt whisky, aged rum paired with cigars looks very casual and leisurely.

Rum is also a very common cocktail ingredient. Hemingway’s favorite cocktails, “Mojito” and “Daigiri”, are all made with rum. A sweet fruit cocktail with a rum tune, and a cigar will also have a good effect.

French exquisite style-Cognac with cigar

Through the expansion of Remy Martin and Martell in the world, the way of collocation of cognac with cigars began to become popular all over the world. Cognac brandy has a rich fruity aroma, sweet and round in the mouth, which can neutralize the spicy and dry taste of the cigar and make the cigar more rich. Especially the aged Cognac, because of its long aftertaste, it is especially suitable for collocation with good quality cigars. If aged whiskey and cigars show masculinity, cognac and cigars show even more exquisite beauty.

How does wine pair with cigars?

Cigars also have enemies in the wine world. They are red wines with heavy tannins and complex taste. When the strongness of the cigar meets the tannins, the astringency will be amplified and the taste of the cigar will become non-soft. Therefore, when smoking cigars, it is not appropriate to pair with too expensive red wine, otherwise it is a waste of behavior.

From the opposite perspective, white wines without tannins and rosés with weak tannins are actually more suitable for cigars. They not only enrich the aroma of cigars, but also cool and humidify your dry and hot mouth.

TIPS: When is the best time to pair cigars with wine?

Cigar smoking is relatively fixed, usually after meals. Cigar smoking at this time will make gastrointestinal peristalsis smoother and promote human digestion. This is why most people like to smoke cigars after meals. Drinking spirits after meals is also a common life habit of Europeans, because spirits also help digestion. So a cigar with a small glass of spirits after a meal is a kind of enjoyment that is beneficial to the body.

TIPS: Can Coke go with cigars?

You can even choose to match Coke with cigars, which is not without scientific basis. The large amount of sugar in cola will replenish the blood sugar that is quietly lost by smoking cigars in the eggplant guest. When you are enjoying a 500 yuan Cohiba, it would be a good idea if you don’t consider that such a combination will attract heavenly things. The match.

However, the combination of various cigars and fine wines is an intricate exploration game for cigars. There is no standard answer, as long as you find a combination that makes your taste comfortable.