Choose the right products that will composed your cocktail. Regarding fruits and herbs used, the fresher they are, the better the cocktail will be!
To boost the taste of these ingredients, use one of our syrups. Indeed, sugar, a real flavour enhancer, and the syrup fragrance chosen will multiply fruits and herbs flavours.
Once your products have been selected, clean the fruit. Some fruits require special treatment, for example when washing a strawberry, make sure to wash the strawberry and then hull it, so that it does not become waterlogged and does not lose its flavour. Notice that keeping the skin of citrus fruits reinforces the flavours and bring complementary taste. For example, grinding a grapefruit with its skin can bring bitterness to your cocktail.
- Grind well for better quality
It is time to grind ingredients. First, put the fruits, herbs and then MONIN syrup in the bottom of the glass. Using the pestle, proceed to crushing the fruits. The important thing is to avoid the pulp and the pieces that could make the tasting of the cocktail unpleasant. For example, regarding the mojito, make sure to place the mint under the limes before the grinding. The mint leaves will be protected and will guarantee a good visual and taste effect when adding liquids.
When crushing, be careful to hold your pestle straight and do not lean on the edge of the glass. This operation can be carried out directly in a glass or in a shaker. The advantage of making your cocktail in a shaker is that you can then filter your cocktail if the goal is to keep only the taste of the fruit and avoid the inconvenience of a residue of pulp, etc.
And now it’s time to finalise the drink by adding crushed ice, the appropriate liquid (alcohol followed by any sparkling liquid) and mix! If you don’t have crushed ice, the muddler can come in handy: simply put ice in your shaker and use the muddler to crush it!
To your pestles!
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