Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The basics of making a proper cocktail.

Cocktail preparation:

Although, in principle, all combinations are possible and the number of cocktail recipes is therefore nearing on infinite, there are some basic rules that need to be observed:
  • Combining 2 "bad" products can never come to a positive result.
  • Neither a short drink nor a long drink should contain more than 7 cl. of alcohol.
  • Never combine 2 types of "eau-de-vie" in one cocktail recipe. Never mix grain based spirits (gin, vodka, whisky) with a wine based spirit (cognac).
  • Dairy products like milk, cream and eggs do not combine well with fruit juices.
  • always follow the order of the cocktail recipe
  • It is wise not to mix more than 5 different ingredients.

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