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The Perfect Drink for Summer Nights

A great drink, but while its attractive to keep things simple, the extra ingredients hinted at above can turn this into an outstanding drink. Add lime and a few dashes of bitters makes this into a not too distant relation of the Moscow Mule.

Jan 06, 2010
barhop in Features

Mojito

Mix Shake and Pour suggests this ratio of ingredients:

2 shots Light Rum
0.75 shots Lime Juice
0.5 shot Sugar Syrup
along with the muddled mint and a very modest top of soda.

Its really important to muddle the mint leaves gently so you don't overpower the rum and lime flavours with mint. The top of soda should be not much more than a splash. If your glass is only half full, you didn't fill it with ice before you started! Adding a lot of soda will dilute the delicate Mojito flavours and make it a bland drink.

More detail can be found here:
http://www.mixshakeandpour.com/cockta...

Jan 06, 2010
barhop in Recipes

Blackberry and Cabernet Caipirinha

Excellent combination of ingredients but I agree with Babycakes that the volumes seem to be a little bit out here. I'd suggest around 12 Blackberries would give a better ratio to the other ingredients.

Jan 06, 2010
barhop in Recipes

Bourbon Sour

Excellent recipe, but be careful to go easy on the sugar syrup. You want a nice sweet/sour balance, not a syrupy concoction. Start with less syrup, taste it, and only add more if necessary.

Jun 22, 2009
barhop in Recipes

Caipirinha

A nice variation is to add a spoonful of brown sugar to add extra depth and flavour. Some other interesting alternatives to the usual Caipirinha recipe can be found here:
http://www.mixshakeandpour.com/nindex...

Jun 22, 2009
barhop in Recipes

Moscow Mule

The recipe above is missing a vital ingredient - Angostura Bitters! This adds extra depth and helps to bring out the spice in the ginger beer. There is a better Moscow Mule recipe and some excellent variations on the basic Mule formula here:
http://www.mixshakeandpour.com/nindex...

Jun 22, 2009
barhop in Recipes

Bronx Cocktail

Another try at the URL... http://www.mixshakeandpour.com/cockta...

Jun 22, 2009
barhop in Recipes

Bronx Cocktail

This is a fabulous classic cocktail but the ingredients are listed in different proportions in many modern publications. Ted Haigh, who has revived interest in many classic cocktails suggests a Gin and vermouth ration of 1.5:0.75:0.75 with a squeeze of quarter of an orange. However I prefer <a href="http://www.mixshakeandpour.com/cockta... DeGroff's Bronx recipe</a> which uses a ration of 1.5:0.5:0.5. This version seems to balance the gin and vermouth a little better and is more suited to modern palattes.

Jun 08, 2009
barhop in Recipes