Cocktail is an art in bar. And of course how to make a cocktail according to available recipe can not be as easy as it appears. Following the recipe is the best way to get success but sometimes you need more skills to be a good home bartender. The following will guide you how to make and serve a perfect cocktail at home to offer to your guests. However, during your making, you can invent of any other ways to suit your own and your guest taste and preference. It is no limit in this case.
A proper amount of alcohol should be used: You should be keen on the components of the cocktail, you can make it a little bit different by changing the ratio of alcohol drink but you must be keep the balance otherwise you can create a gross injustice. You can be in the case of making your cocktail too strong and even undrinkable.
Pay attention to your guest: You should know your favorite taste of your guest. You can remove some elements if your guest do not like rather than be loyal to the recipe which your guest will not willing to drink.
Use the garnish: Garnish is the element which can help to dress up the cocktail because of its coloring and flavoring but you should control the ratio added in. You can also use the oils to flame the cocktail. In some party, they use garnish as a snack before or after finishing the cocktail.
Ice: You know that your cocktail could not be perfect without ice. However, there can be several kinds of ices which can be added such as crushed ice, large cubes or small cubes ice or large spheres, etc. Of course, each kind of ice will work well in different kind of cocktail. The ice aims to cool the cocktail and dilute the drink depending on its shape. Ice can work as a balancing agent which will contribute to the best flavor cocktail.
Use of herb: You can use herb as ingredient or decorative item. Herd can help to keep the balance of the drinks. But how much you can use herb in a cocktail is rather a matter. If you add too many herbs then you can feel it like a vegetable dish or salad rather than a cocktail.
Use the correct glassware: You know that each kind of glassware will be used for specific purpose. The shape and design of a glass will decide the type of beverage you are drinking, especially when it comes to drinking cocktails. Remember to use a clean and fresh glass otherwise you can not observe the natural color and flavor of the cocktail.
Use bitters: Some people may hate bitter agent but you can not make a Manhattan without Angustura. You can use some other modifying agents to balance the bitters but bitters are known to add a level of flavor that the cocktail drink will require.