If you are new to making cocktails, have no fear. They are not as intimidating as they seem. Shrub cocktail mixers allow you to make impressive artisanal cocktails in very little time. With a few simple steps, you can appear to be a master mixologist. Let’s look at a few simple steps you can take to make your shrub cocktails stand out.
Choose Quality Liquor – Shivelight Premium Beverage Company remains dedicated from start to finish using only the most superior ingredients. Follow suit and invest in quality alcohol. You don’t have to buy the most expensive bottle of brandy available, but booze is just like anything else. You get what you pay for.
Combine Two or More Alcohols to Enhance Flavors – Sometimes blending another drink which is lower in alcohol content can enhance the flavors. If you are going to get creative with your blends, we sure to test out their compatibility beforehand. For instance, gin and a light beer may go well together. But, red wine and sambuca are not likely pairs.
Find a Cocktail Shaker – To get really creative and blend drinks properly, any good mixologist needs a cocktail shaker. You can rummage around and pull together unlikely items in your kitchen to meet your needs, or you can invest in a nice cocktail set. There is a range in style, some of the fancier ones being made of copper. Make sure your cocktail set includes a jigger, which is a one once measuring cup for alcohol.
Learn the art of Meddling Fruit – Meddling fruit is when you mash fruit at the bottom of the mixing cup before adding liquid. This allows all the acids and juices to line the inside of the cup before it is blended with the shrubs and alcohol.
Learn How to Garnish – Presentation is everything, even when it comes to shrub cocktails. A cinnamon stick or a lemon wheel floating in a martini glass not only looks decadent, it adds incredible flavor.
No matter if you are just starting to play with mixing cocktails, or if you are an experienced bartender. There are several ways you can uplift your style and performance. At Shivelight Premium Beverage Company, we feel confident that our cocktail shrubs will impress your guests and provide refreshments unmatched in quality.