Learning to make cocktails at home can be hard. Despite living in a time where accessing information is easier than ever before, it's still challenging to master a new craft. And making cocktails or mixology is just that, a craft.
Today, cocktail recipes are measured to perfection. They are asking for ingredients measured in oz, tablespoons, bar spoons, and even drops. But then there is also the occasional dash, and it's hard to judge what exactly that means. The measurement dash
Don't we all know the nights out when one has had too many shots? And the morning after, you wake up and have no idea how to get up and get your coffee? It is already a challenge to remember
Syrups are used as a sweetener in many cocktail recipes. That makes them an essential ingredient you should have at home. Often you will resort to standard sugar syrup, but you can also add some extra flavor. My Banana syrup
Freshly squeezed lime juice is one of the absolutely essential cocktail ingredients. But when you're just starting your (home) bartender career, perhaps you ask yourself whether you have to squeeze limes for every cocktail or if you can't just go
Bitters play an essential role when it comes to cocktails. And there is one brand, in particular, that comes to your mind immediately: Angostura bitters. I bet you at least heard of it, and very likely, you already noticed them
If you're a bartender working in a cocktail bar, you have the luxury of being surrounded by numerous wonderful and fancy cocktail ingredients. On the contrary, if your look at your home bar, it is probably not stocked that well.
In the last 10 to 20 years, a cocktail bitters boom was mixing up the cocktail scene. In 2000 the only bitters you could find were Angostura bitters and Peychaud bitters. They both are still famous and probably among the
Demerara syrup with its rich earthy and caramel notes is a great way to increase the depth of flavor in your homemade cocktails. Demerara syrup is different from regular simple syrup. Despite being based on the same formula of 1