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    Mixing Cocktails 101 – How to stir a cocktail

    The proper way to stir a cocktail   For more info about bar equipment check out the ‘Essential Equipment for your home bar’ blog post Time for the next post in my series on mixing methods, and today we’re going to take a look at stirring, or stirred,  cocktails. I’ve previously covered shaking, an aggressive action we use […]

  • Deconstructing the Cocktail

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    Cocktails Deconstructed

    Deconstructing the Cocktail   Making great cocktails is a balancing act; using the right levels of sweetness, sourness or bitterness, or adding flavour while still allowing the character of the base spirit to show through is not always easy and requires an intimate understanding of the ingredients involved. Deconstructing a cocktail, where we take a drink […]

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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 […]

  • Triple Stacked Collins

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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 […]