The art of making a perfect drink

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Intricacies, technicalities and aesthetics of Mixology

Making a perfect drink, the art of Mixology doesn’t just constitute mixing the necessary ingredients to make a perfect cocktail. The pure talent of a mixologist comes to light only when it is presented in the way it has to be presented. Having complete knowledge about the proportions with an equal interest in the fundamentals of aesthetics which revolves around keeping the drink appealing is the most important aspect which has to be followed by any bartender or a mixologist. 


The art of cocktail making is no less than painting a portrait of a historical monument where the artist refers to the classic structure and creates his own unique masterpiece with a distinctive perspective. Hence it is in the hands of the cocktail mixologist to recreate the classic cocktails with a tinge of exclusivity that adds an extra sheen that fetches the deserving fame for the pub or the respective bar joint.

What are the factors that make a cocktail a special one? What are those top-secret Mixology drink recipes that enhance the whole experience of sipping into our favorite cocktails? Let us throw some light on this topic that will help you examine the distinction of each cocktail and its presentation while you drink the next time...until you are able to distinguish post-gulping few cocktails in the name of examining them. 


No deviation for starters:

Following the classic recipes, you learned in your Mixology classes would definitely come in handy during your initial days of bartending. Going with the flow of the basics and then following your instincts during the early days of your Mixology career can be of great help for you to obtain mastery over the classic recipes that pave the way for personal improvisations. 

Understand the alcohol:

It is a usually followed norm to pour the alcohol into the cocktail at the last, i.e. before serving it. This is done due to avoid any wastages which can happen during mixing the flavouring ingredients that may go wrong while mixing them in the shaker. Wasting the herbs and the syrups are far better than spillage of alcohol. It is thus very important to understand the nature of each alcohol- their taste, consistency, and proportion that goes into each and every kind of cocktail. 


Simplicity is the best policy:

Keeping the drinks simple and less complicated by not making it more complex with multiple ingredients is also an art in itself. A well-served cocktail must have a flavour or two that gels well with the kind of alcohol that has been poured to. Including many fresh ingredients and making it look more colourful may usually end up with more disasters than drinks. 


Dress up that drink:

Presentation with the right kind of garnishing is the key to any successful cocktail recipe. A drink is first consumed with the vision before it reaches our gustatory senses. Keeping the look of the drink subtle yet sparkling comes with mere practice. A well-crafted glass with necessary frosting or the sugar/salt rimming to it is the basics which is then graduated into something much more sophisticated based on the cocktails and most importantly based on one’s own expertise. 

Tools and the technicalities:

Having great know-how about the technical detailing of Mixology cocktails and the apparatus that is required to perform the task professionally is very much necessary for any mixologist. Keeping a clear vision of the ideas and understanding the logic behind each of these ideas is the essential prerequisite of an able bartender.