Rotgut…or the Good Stuff?

When making mixed drinks, should you use high-class booze, or save the good stuff for more serious quaffing?

The first consideration is the ratio of mixer to spirit. The more mixer you use, the less you’ll need a quality spirit. As olfashiond advises, don’t drown an ounce of Grey Goose in six ounces of orange juice.

Adding fruit juice masks the taste of an inferior spirit, and is acceptable for a drink or two. However, some say that more expensive liquor might leave you feeling far better the next morning, if multiple drinks are consumed.

When in doubt, use quality ingredients.

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