To enjoy our fancy favorite cocktail we don’t need to memorize all cocktails recipe but we need to understand the basic taste in drink, , what we need to do is aware with basic rule of mixing metode, four basics taste, and balance! The difficulty of a cocktail deals with what it takes to make the drink. Drinks that have a lot of ingredients, are layered, frozen, muddled, or rimmed with salt or sugar tend to be the more difficult variety. Some examples of difficult drinks include: Long Island Iced Tea, B-52, Frozen Daiquiri, Old Fashioned, and Sidecar. Standard cocktails can be measured by two dimensions, popularity and difficulty. The more popular a cocktail is the more likely any bar will know what it is and how to serve it.
As a beginner , before we start our journey to make our own favorite cocktail like Martini, Manhattan, Negroni etc.. to develop our understanding in cocktail taste. Maybe We can start with pretty simple experiment like home made lemonade. The idea is that the cornerstone of cocktail making is in the understanding of the relationships between strong and weak, and sour and sweet. ‘Strong’ refers to the main alcohol component of the drink, such as vodka, rum or gin, ‘weak’ means the lesser alcoholic beverages, such as liqueurs and fortified wines; ‘sour’ mainly means citrus fruits, such as lemon or lime, and ‘sweet’ accounts for sugar and syrups.Combine 30 Ml freshly squeezed Lemon with 15 ml sugar syrup over cube ice top with soda water then stir it. Perfect mixture of ingredients will give us balance taste ! Sweet & Sour..not overpowering each other, very refreshing drink. Try it 2..3 time,this is very basic taste. Once we got secret we can go to the next step to add with flavoring agent : bitter, herb (Mint, basil,etc)fruits, Colouring agent, Juices… Almost all of the cocktails you’re likely to make will consist of both strong and sour. Weak and sweet can then be added to your preferred taste, sometimes together, sometimes on their own. As with the lemonade, if you start out with the sour and then add either sweet, weak or both, you can get a good idea of what your final cocktail will taste like before adding the strong.
The most important thing is to experiment and have fun. Try building your own cocktails based on the foundations above. Next, try making some of your favourite cocktails, starting with the simpler ones with fewer ingredients and working your way up. Big cocktail like Mojito, Daiquiri, Margarita, Caipirinha based on this taste!
July 19, 2009