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shaking is the method by which you use a cocktail shaker to mix ingredients together and chill them simultaneously.
you can use stir cocktails effectively with a metal or glass rod in a mixing glass.
to extract the most flavor from certain fresh ingredients such as fruits or mint garnishes, you should crush the ingredients with the nuddler on the back end of your bar spoon or with a pestle.
an appropriate way of combining ingredients with others, creating a smooth ready to serve mixture.
the method by which a cocktail or liquor is set alight, normally to enhance the flavor of a drink. it should only be attempted with caution, and for the above reason only, not to simply look good.
Classification of drinks according to the method of preparation
- straight shot
- rock drinks
- highball drinks/ tall drinks
- stirred drinks
- blended drinks
- built(build) drinks
- floated and layered drinks
- muddled drinks
- flaming shots
consideration in creating cocktail drinks
- after taste
basic rules & tips in mixing drinks
- follow the recipe carefully
- measure the ingredients
- always use the best ingredients
- always use fresh clean ice
- glassware should sparkle
- serve mixed drinks in chilled glass
- observe sanitation
- serve with proper garnish
snifted/ cordial glass
straight liquor or combination of liquors served with ice in a rock glass
any drinks served in a highball glass or other types of tall glasses
highball drinks/ tall drinks
drinks are prepared such that the ingredients are first chilled by being stirred in a mixing glass with cubed ice and then strained into a appropriate glass
drinks are prepared in a blender this is done when a heavy thick mixture is desired
ingredients and ice are shaken with a cocktail shaker in order to mix heavy ingredients properly
upon serving customers mix the drink by themselves using a provided stirrer/straw/ swizzle stick
use in preparing rainbow or multi-layered cocktail
floated and layered drinks
adding a layer of liquor or liqueur or cream on top of drinks
adding many liquors or liqueurs one on top of the other without mixing them
must be well blended/ balanced to create a unique and distinctive flavor of a cocktail
bright colors usually make the drink more attractive
using good aroma juices, liqueurs and flavored syrup create a good and appetizing aroma
using proper glass and right garnish
there must be a nice and long lasting after taste of the drinks that makes the drinker crave for more or well satisfied