Perfecting the art of mixology can take years of practice, knowledge and skill acquisition.
An art form itself, the craft of mixology requires creativity, patience and a keen understanding of one’s spirits and ingredients.
The Right Way to Muddle
Perfect for mojitos and mint juleps.
Choose a sturdy mixing glass. Place fruits, sugar, leaves or herbs into the glass for muddling.
Insert your muddler, then press and twist using light pressure.
How to Shake a Cocktail
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and secure the lid.
Hold the shaker with both hands (one on each piece) and shake vigorously in a horizontal motion over your shoulder.
Shake for a slow count of ten or until the outside of the shaker frosts up. Strain your cocktail into a chilled glass.
The right drinkware matters
Highball glasses are used for tall mixed drinks, such as a shot of liquor topped with juice or soda, or one that requires stirring and mixing. They're also excellent for fruit juice, iced tea, and other nonalcoholic drinks.
Lowball glasses, also known as tumblers, are used to serve liquors like whisky, straight or neat.