Up Your Bartending Game
Let’s straighten this out now; flat Coke out of a plastic two-liter with cheap whiskey does not count as a cocktail.
A cocktail isn’t about the quick buzz. It’s about the sensory experience; the sound of ice clattering against a steel shaker, or the color of a liquid brimming in a shaped glass, oh, and definitely the taste of finely mixed ingredients.
But you don’t have to be an expert mixologist to create a fine cocktail. In fact, with the right hardware and liquor it’s pretty easy according to Brad Beckerman, the CEO of STILLHOUSE Spirits — a distiller of clear corn-based moonshine.
Here’s all a guy needs to craft a decent cocktail. This list isn’t comprehensive. The Cocktail world is large and can get as complicated as you want. But for the amateur barkeep, these are the essentials.
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