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    Mixing Cocktails 101 – The Methods – Shake and Strain

    . Shake and Strain . For more info about bar equipment check out the ‘Essential Equipment for your home bar’ blog post . Depending on the ingredients used and the overall effect we are seeking there are a number of mixing methods that we can use to make cocktails. We’ve covered built drinks already and […]

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    Cheaters Guide to making Grenadine at home

    . Sometimes it’s good to cheat… . Flavoured syrups are a useful component to cocktails as they allow us to add flavour at the same time as adding the sugar that is necessary in many drinks to achieve sweet:sour balance. . Unfortunately mass production and efforts to achieve economies of scale may be good for many […]

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    Mixing Cocktails 101 – The Methods – Build

    The Built Cocktail When it comes to making quick and easy cocktails there is nothing faster than a built drink. As the name suggests, building a cocktail is a process of adding one ingredient after the other and stacking them straight into the glass, no shaking or straining necessary.   When do we build cocktails? […]

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    Essential Guide to Home Cocktail Bar Glassware

    . Glassware We’ve looked at the essential bar tools and the essential ingredients that you need to stock your home bar, so  now is the perfect time to look at glassware. . Using the right glass for each cocktail is very important. Different glass shapes can help bring out and accentuate certain qualities of a […]