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Who hasn’t had a ‘Margarita’ or a ‘Sex on the beach’? Although some cocktails may have been given flamboyant names, the truth of the matter is that we all love to taste the mixed flavors elegantly served on a glass or a cup every once in a while.

We can now find cocktail bars, targeted to those people who come out of the office and want to go for a drink in a more upscale place than in a bar or a pub down the street. Such places offer a nice trendy environment, chill out music and videos and cozy seats so you can have a nice talk with your friends.

Cocktail recipes grow by the minute, and nearly every country in the world contributes with a cocktail that has the country’s characteristic booze.Some examples are:

Caipirinha: This brazillian cocktail is made with Brazil’s typical liquor called ‘cachaça’, mashed limes, sugar and ice, although lately, many variants of this delicious drink have come up such as passion fruit caipirinha.

Margarita: Originally from Mexico, this cocktail is prepared with tequila, lime juice, triple sec and salt

Miguelito: This is Costa Rica’s original cocktail made with ‘Guaro Cacique’, the ‘tico’s’ most representative liquor along with Imperial beer. This Cocktail is prepared with Cacique and coconut cream and served either on a shot or chilled.

Mojito: This is Cuba’s cocktail icon, prepared with mashed spearmint leaves, rum, mineral water, sugar and crushed ice. Along with Margarita, this drink is popular around the world as it provides a refreshing flavor with a great after-taste.

Other famous cocktails are: Bloody Mary, White Russian, Grasshopper, Mai-Tai, and Pina Colada.

Cocktails are often happy accidents that happened to the bartender, so do not be afraid and start creating your cocktails at home, and you may be the cerator of the next world-famous cocktail.

You can find more information at:
http://www.alcoholiccocktailsrecipes.com

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Cocktails are a great way of enjoying your favourite spirits and liquers. Here are some tips to help you serve them the right way.

1) Make sure everything is chilled.

This is the thumb rule for a cocktail (exception being warm cocktails). Lots of ice in the glass and as well as in your shaker. Additional Tip: Putting a single ice cube in a glass and chilling it in the freezer 10 minutes before serving, is a great way to get a frosted look and also enhance the taste of the cocktail.

2) Know your garnish.

This is what will diffrentiate between a good cocktail experience and a great cocktail experience. Cocktails should conjure up images and fantasies and for that they also have to look the part. Make sure you garnish goes well with the drink and is feast for the eyes as well. Additional Tip: Most drinks use one of the ingredients as a garnish. For example drinks containing orange juice are served with a slice of orange.

3) Know your glasses.

This is another important rule. The right glass can enhance the flavour of your cocktail, while the wrong one, will not allow the fullest of experiences. Generally drinks with aerated mixes or juices are served either in a high ball or a Tom Collins. Shots and Shooters are served in shot glasses. Champagne is served in a flute. White and red wine both have specific glasses for each other and a brandy or cognac is best served in a balloon glass.

4) Fresh juices are best.

It is best to prepare and use fresh juice before the evening. They provide more natural and fruitier experience. They are also thinner than their canned or packaged counterparts, making them better and lighter mixers.

5) Build your drink correctly.

It is important to follow the order of a cocktail to get the best flavour out of it. Always put in the hard spirit first, followed by the liquer or enhancer, topped with the mixer and finally add the bitters if needed. Now garnish the drink. This is the basic recipe of any cocktail and should be used whenever applicable. For example while making a Woo Woo. Add the vodka (spirit) first, followed by peach schnapps (enhancer) and topped with cranberry juice (mixer).

And lastly, don’t forget to enjoy serving. Serving is a great pleasure only a privileged few can enjoy. So serve with your heart and enjoy yourself.

This article is written by Gautamm Mehra, a certified bartender and enthusiast. You can write to him at gautam [dot] mail [at] gmail [dot] com.


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