Stick to the quarter cup rule Nobody likes a weak drink and the traditional "jigger" - 1.5 ounces - of booze per cocktail just isn't enough to wet the ... more
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Stick to the quarter cup rule
Stick to the quarter cup rule Nobody likes a weak drink and the traditional "jigger" - 1.5 ounces - of booze per cocktail just isn't enough to wet the whistle of the average tippler. For a more memorable, stiff and tasty cocktail, a quarter cup of sprits per drink is recommended. less
I'm not a bartender. I wouldn't even call myself a "mixologist." But I do enjoy a good cocktail, and lately I've become kinda obsessed with concocting my own (or more like adapting heavily from other recipes). But making a good cocktail, I've discovered, is a bit more involved than dumping a bunch of liquids in a glass and coming up with a catchy name (The Kool Aid Kick! Um. No.) There is a time honored art to making drinks. Some would call it a science. And making a great cooler doesn't necessarily mean compiling an assortment of exotic and expensive ingredients that litter your cabinets forever . In fact, if a cocktail calls for more than four ingredients - maybe five, if I'm in a really, really good mood - I'm not making it. The time it takes to make it should not be longer than the time it takes to sip it. Following are 7 tips to make any drink sing.