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5 Must-Try Tips for Homemade Delicious Cocktails

2022-06-10 14:55

Drinking cocktails is like tasting cooking: how you turn them into a unified whole with a few ingredients. Some are sweet, some are sour, but most aim for a balanced, refreshing flavor. Making your own craft cocktails is a great way to elevate your life, and it's a rewarding hobby in its own right. Here are some tips to help you make better.
1. Use jam to taste and color
A well-balanced cocktail has enough sweetness to balance out the sour and astringent components, and that sweetness doesn't necessarily come from fruit juice or simple syrup. Bring sweetness, flavor and color to cocktail creations through jams, jellies, and preserves.
2. Make Simple Syrup
The sweetener of choice for bartenders is not sugar, because even the best sugar dissolves slowly in a cocktail shaker. Instead, bartenders use a liquid sweetener called simple syrup. Simply boil a cup of water and sugar separately, then pour into a clean bottle or mason jar and refrigerate until needed. To elevate your cocktail experience, add flavors like spices, herbs, fruit and even vegetables to the water.
3. Make special ice cubes
The taste of the cocktail is paramount, but so is its appearance. Using custom ice cubes can be a great way to enhance the visual appeal of your work. Fill the cavities of ice cube trays with berries, fresh herbs, fruit slices, or edible flowers, then freeze them and use them in compatible cocktails. How to make crystal clear cubes: Start with distilled water, then boil and cool twice to remove excess oxygen before freezing.
4. Infuse your wine
Flavored liquors have become an important part of the bar scene, opening the door to a variety of new cocktails and variations on old ones. But that doesn't mean you need to buy dozens of different vodkas or other spirits because you can make your own. Fill a clean, sterile bottle with seasonings of your choice—from crushed peppercorns to fresh herbs to citrus zest—into the spirits, and wait a few weeks. Now you're ready to start making your favorite drink.
5. Grow a Cocktail Garden
Another way to get better, fresher ingredients is to grow your own. Lemons and limes are out of reach in most climates, but even you're an apartment dweller who can grow suitable cocktail herbs like rosemary, basil, lemon verbena or lemon balm, and of course, mint. If you have a little space in your backyard, you can add a few raspberries or blackberries, black or red currants, and strawberries or blueberries. Once you have them, the potential uses and combinations are endless. By the way, to make cocktails, you need a Cocktail Shakers! You can now get all of the bar tools at with the cheapest price ever!