New Years Party Hosting: The Secret to Mixing Amazing Drinks at Home

Mixing Amazing Drinks at Home
Makeba Giles

Makeba Giles

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There is a reason why going out with a group of friends and enjoying a few drinks is so much better than trying to make them at home. It’s because the cocktails are made by professional bartenders. Mixologists have taken mixing drinks to a level that is considered by some to be artful. Now, this doesn’t mean that with a little bit of know-how and some ingredients from places like VlingMixers.com a person can’t make amazing drinks at home. It is just that a lot of people do not know what to do with the bottles of liquor they have in front of them.

On the surface, the principle of making drinks seems relatively easy. Pour the ingredients into a container, stir them up, and there you go. However, there are some minor details that cannot be overlooked if a cocktail is actually going to look like, and taste like, something a person wants to drink. They are not difficult details to master, but every single one of them is important. When a person forgets about the details, they will end up with a drink that’s okay, but not great.

Mixing Amazing Drinks at Home

Detail One: A Strong Drink Is Not Necessarily a Better Drink

Though it is true that a strong drink might get you inebriated quicker, it is unlikely that your guests will enjoy the drink as much as if the cocktail is properly balanced. It is better to stick to the proportions in a cocktail recipe as opposed to making it excessively strong.

Mixing Amazing Drinks at Home

Mixing Amazing Drinks at HomeDetail Two: Don’t Forget the Ice

Ice plays a twofold role in any cocktail. First, it cools it down to a perfect temperature. However, in many cocktails ice is also used to dilute the cocktail so that it tastes just right.

Mixing Amazing Drinks at Home

Detail Three: Not All Ingredients Muddle the Same

To make a good cocktail, you do not want to muddle all of the ingredients the same. Harder ingredients like citrus will require a little bit more vigor during the muddling process, whereas delicate ingredients like fresh herbs will not need so much.

Mixing Amazing Drinks at Home

Detail Four: Do Not Underestimate the Power of a Good Garnish

It’s true, garnishes add to the aesthetics of the drink. But they are also there to add a finishing touch of flavor to the cocktail. So before putting the garnish on the drink, squeeze them between your palms to cause some of the oils to be released. A citrus peel should be squeezed over the drink to allow some of its flavor to affect the taste of the cocktail.

Mixing Amazing Drinks at Home

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