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The Benefits of Cocktail Training

Article by Harvey Mcewan

The exciting world of cocktails is a growing area of expertise that many of today’s bartenders are keen to explore. Some are motivated by a desire to impress their colleagues or boss, improve their tip earning potential or possibly their job prospects or a desire to work in more glamorous surroundings, whilst others are simply passionate about the subject and want to express themselves creatively.

Whatever the reason, cocktail making is a booming industry but one, with a little dedication and practice is relatively easy to tap into.

Any individual, or bar owner or manager who is keen on teaching their bar staff the basic principles of great cocktails needs to start by understanding a little of the history of cocktails, including where all the classic evolved from and a bit of the glamour and intrigue behind the drinks. This will not only enhance their own appreciation of the art of cocktail making but can also help to entertain customers whilst preparing their drink.

The next step in becoming a confident cocktail bartender is the actual methodology, knowing your way around all the different bits of cocktail equipment, and learning when and how to muddle, stir or shake!

This then leads onto the actual art of cocktail production and how to pour and present the drinks themselves, giving the bartender skills that should be practised as often as possible in order to perfect the techniques.

Finally, it’s important for all good cocktail bartenders to learn a range of classic and popular cocktail recipes so that they can easily make them to order in their workplace, or at least with a little help from a quick cheat sheet or recipe card tucked in behind the bar.

Once these skills are mastered, cocktail training allows bartenders to progress to the heady heights of mixology, creating their own recipes and techniques, contributing to drinks lists and in time entering the competition circuits or even the often lucrative paid work with drinks brands.

The Benefits of Homemade Cocktail Recipes

Do you want to enjoy the great martini mixes and vodka as everyone really should? We would love you to experience the mixing of your own mixed drink and help you enjoy the benefits it brings, because we believe that you deserve the best. Try these simple, yet delicious and popular cocktail recipes you and your friends can enjoy during summer nights on the beach or at home.

Save yourself from those expensive drinks at beach bars, because now, you can have them in the comforts of your own home. Not only that, with these recipes, you will have a chance to discover new flavors that you can share to the world.

There are many available recipes over the web, but you should know that the best cocktail recipe tells you of the right ingredients and the right amount to use. Many people fail in mixing the perfect cocktail because they are not aware of the exact proportion of the ingredients, and this is one thing you should avoid. Therefore, always follow what the instructions say on the recipe. Do not attempt to add or lessen one part.

Screwdriver, Bloody Mary, Rye Manhattan, Gin Tonic, Martini, Old Fashion, Margarita, Daiquiri, and Mojito are only some of the popular cocktail recipes that you can often taste on the beach of the Caribbean. Another instant hit among beach bums is the vodka cocktail, and this is one of the recipes we will teach you right now.

Vodka cocktail recipes are easy to follow. First you need to the best vodka there is, and make sure that it is of good quality. Then you need dry vermouth to give you some flavor twist. As what have stated earlier, you need the right amount, so you only get 1 ½ ounce of vodka and mix it with ¾ ounce of vermouth. Shake them together before adding the ice cubes. Allow it to cool for about three minutes before pouring it in the wine glass. To add some color and taste, place one fresh olive. Presto! You can now enjoy this great beverage.

You can also try other vodka mixes in your cocktail recipes. For instance, you can make Vodka Gimlet with lime juice and caster sugar, Vodka Collins by mixing lime and sofa water to vodka, and Screaming Orgasm by using Bailey’s Irish cream and Kahlua. All of these will definitely give you a lot of pleasures on the beach.