A Guide to Making Cocktails
Following recipes to make your own cocktail can be difficult, especially is you don't understand some of the words! That's why we have made a guide to help you understand the most important cocktail making keywords.
To Muddle: the act of crushing fruit, sugar or herbs to bring out flavours and to help them blend with the liquid.
To garnish: the act of adding a fruit, herb or ornament to give visual appeal as well as adding extra flavour to your drinks.
To top with: the act of filling your glass to the top with an extra liquid, such as Prosecco.
To dry-shake: the act of shaking ingredients in a cocktail shaker without any ice.
To wet-shake: the act of shaking ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
To strain: the act of removing unwanted ingredients from the final serve, such as ice or muddled fruit.
To build: the act of pouring the ingredients straight into the serving glass.