Steps on How to Mix Homemade Cocktails

Most people love taking cocktails. Most people are poor in making different types of cocktails which they love for use while at home. Most find themselves going out to have a cocktail from a hotel. Making mixed drinks at home is not hard if you are interested in learning. Below are some steps you can take to make a basic cocktail at home.

Buy your favorite spirit for your cocktail. If a cocktail has to be sweet, then it must have some alcoholic content in it which is added when being made. There are people who choose to use whiskey, colored or colorless or clear spirit as an alternative to adding alcohol content in their cocktail.

Get another type of spirit but not the same as the one you choose is the first. It is not a must someone to choose any spirit to use, you can consider making a cocktail that is spirit free. Mix the types of alcohol you have and make sure that none which is concentrated than the other.

A cocktail shaker is one of the things one should make sure he or she has. It will help in combining the ingredients you use together. Using natural cocktail mixers is very important for the individuals who love stirred cocktails.

There are different types of cocktails being made, make sure you know the type of cocktail you love most and know the ingredients you need in making it. For those who love, cocktails with eggs, dairy products, fruits, sour mix, or simple syrup need to shake the ingredients.

A jigger or a measuring cup is important for someone to use. Jigger will help you make a clean and exact measurement of the cocktail you want. Avoid using your eyes because there are higher chances for you to use the inappropriate portion. You are likely to have one ingredient being more than the other which will be wrong.

Muddle the herbs or fruits, which you want to use in the bottom of the cocktail shaker. It is optional since not all types of cocktails call for muddled fruits or herbs. Avoid using more fruits or herbs than required. Make sure you use a wooden spoon or a muddler in the process. The only thing you need to get from the herbs or the fruits is the juice and no more particles.

The next thing you should do is adding your alcohol in the shaker. Do not add more or less amount that it is directed in your recipe.

After you have added the liquid in your shaker, the next thing to do is adding ice. You should not add ice before you shake the mixture because it might make the cocktail to be too dilute. Avoid doing this if you do not want to regret later.
  
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