Art of Mixology — How-To Guides

How Do You Decant Wine Without A Decanter?

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How Do You Decant Wine Without A Decanter?

Decanting is both a must and a must-not for wines. One is while it is important to decant to remove the sediments and let the wine breathe to enhance all the aroma, flavors, and nuances of the wine. Not to mention the tannins that need to be softened and the sulfites that need to be dissipated before the wine is more pleasurable to drink. On the other hand, decanting is not the only way to achieve the above requirements. Also, not all wines need decanting but decanting wine and even champagne definitely improves its flavor. Just be sure to let it breathe...

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How To Muddle The Most Common Cocktail Ingredients

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How To Muddle The Most Common Cocktail Ingredients

Table of Contents How do I muddle mint leaves? How do you muddle a cocktail? How do you muddle a lime? How do you muddle a mojito? How do you Muddle an orange slice? How do you muddle cranberries? How do you muddle fruit for a drink? How do you muddle mint and cucumber? How do you muddle sugar? How do you muddle without a muddler? Muddling is a technique in bartending whereby an ingredient, mostly herbs, and fruits are pressed down to extract their juices and oils so the finished product will be better-tasting. As easy as it sounds,...

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How Can You Tell If A Wine Glass is Crystal?

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How Can You Tell If A Wine Glass is Crystal?

Glassware plays a huge role in wine in terms of presentation and taste. Just as the list for drinks is very broad, so is the list for glassware. Even just in the wine section, there are still a lot of different types of glasses. Wine connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts also pay attention to the type of glass used in serving wine because it helps in enhancing the wine’s taste and looks. So, how can you know what material your wine glass is made of? Let’s find out.   Listen to this Blog How to Tell if a Wine Glass is Crystal?...

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6 Muddler Alternatives: What To Use When You Don’t Have A Muddler?

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6 Muddler Alternatives: What To Use When You Don’t Have A Muddler?

Lime, mint leaves, sugar, cocktail glass - everything is ready for your mojito. But you don’t have a muddler. What will you use? Whether you’re on a budget or simply want to experiment, here are cocktail muddler alternatives that you can easily find in your kitchen.  Listen to this Blog Muddler Alternatives  Making your go-to mojito without a muddler is not an issue if you have these items at home. Let’s find out how each one works. 1. Wooden Spoon A wooden spoon is probably the most available alternative at home for a muddler. Be sure it is well-cleaned without traces...

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How To Make The Most Of Citrus Fruits Using A Lime Squeezer

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How To Make The Most Of Citrus Fruits Using A Lime Squeezer

Lemons and limes are the most common citrus fruits that offer various uses in our household, from making refreshing lemonades and juices to cocktails, desserts, and pastries. They even go beyond the kitchen counter and can clean surfaces such as walls and tiles with stubborn stains.  However, citrus fruits can be tricky to work with if you do not have the right tools or know how to use a lime squeezer. We’ll walk you through the steps on how to adequately press your lemons and limes and get the most juice out of them. How Does a Lemon Squeezer Work?...

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