We thought we’d share some insight with you on our top tips for serving up the perfect cocktail!
For most cocktails for basic essentials will include a jigger for accurate measurements, a shaker and strainer to ensure the contents of your drinks are well mixed. Finally a long handled spoon is essential for your James Bond’s of this world who prefer their drinks stirred not shaken.
Stronger mixed cocktail drinks, like gin and tonics, should go in a 10 to 12 ounce straight sided glass called a highball glass. Drinks of this sort require less mixer and therefore need less space. Weaker juice based cocktails like screwdrivers should go a 14 to 16 ounce highball glass called a Collins glass.
The next two tips are easy to remember. A sour glass should be used for drinks ending in sour. A sour glass is a shorter version of a champagne glass and allows customers to keep the drink colder for longer by holding it at the bottom of the glass.
An “on the rocks” drink should be served in a glass known as a rocks glass. A coupette glass should be used for Margarita’s and Daiquiri’s. The broad rim allows for it to be dipped into salt or attaching a piece of fruit. Finally you have your Martini glasses for of course, your Martini’s but also any other shaken or strained cocktails.