Bartending For Dummies by Ray Foley

By Ray Foley

This newest version of Bartending For Dummies gains over 1,000 drink recipes in an A-Z structure with transparent, easy-to-follow directions. This 4th variation additionally provides:

* specified info on the best way to safely inventory a bar
* increased assurance on making unique frozen/blended specialties, area of expertise coffees, and scorching toddies
* pointers on developing distinctive punches or even non-alcoholic beverages
* invaluable information regarding experimenting with the newest flavored rums and vodkas together with apple, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, grape, mango, and watermelon
* enjoyable, new how you can garnish, rim, and serve beverages like a grasp mixologist
* the newest information and recommendation on curing hangovers and hiccups
* suggestion on selecting the best and most recent glassware and mixers
* New recipes masking the most popular shooters reminiscent of After 5, sweet Corn, Jelly Bean, and extra
* a brand new part on festive vacation cocktails equivalent to the Grinch and sweet Cane Martini

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When adding a lemon twist to a drink, slowly rim the edge of the glass with the outside of the lemon twist and then twist a drop into the cocktail. 1 2 3 Figure 2-1: Cutting lemon twists. Orange slices The following steps for cutting orange slices are shown in Figure 2-2. 1. With the ends of the orange removed, cut the orange in half. 2. Cut each half in half again (lengthwise). 3. Cut the orange quarters into wedges. Lime slices The next few steps and Figure 2-3 show you how to cut lime slices.

Never shake a cocktail that has carbonated water or soda. For some drinks, such as the stinger or martini, ask your guests whether they prefer them shaken or stirred. To shake a cocktail in a Boston shaker, follow these steps: 1. Put some ice cubes (if called for in the recipe) in the glass container. 2. Add the cocktail ingredients. 3. Place the metal container over the glass container. 4. Hold the metal and glass containers together with both hands and shake with an up and down motion. Make sure that you always point the shaker away from your guests.

If a recipe calls for 11⁄2 oz. of vodka, use just that amount. No mixed drink should exceed 2 oz. of liquor. ߜ Use lower proof products if they’re available. ) ߜ Have punch available for those “light” drinkers. ߜ Have alcohol-free drinks available, including coffee and tea. ߜ Use only clean, fresh ice, and fresh fruit. ߜ If possible, chill glasses and don’t put them out until five minutes before the party begins. ߜ When serving hot drinks, make sure that the cups or glasses have handles. ߜ Use a scoop, tongs, or a large spoon to serve ice.

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