Looking to perfect your bartender mixing skills? Then look no further, as we’re about to help you mix it up with some unique ideas to keep your beverages tasting better and fresher than ever. We’ve had the opportunity to meet with some of the finest bartenders and drink mixers in the nation, and we just wanted to share the mixology lessons we’ve learned with you.
Step it Up By Freshening Up
One of the greatest ways to improve the quality of your drinks actually has nothing to do with the way that you mix it, but the beverage ingredients that you mix together. Though there are subtle differences between frozen concentrate versus freshly squeezed orange juice, for instance, the outcome is notable. Whenever you have the opportunity to opt for fresh ingredients in your drink mixes, be sure to do so.
This applies to the syrups you use as well. Instead of getting a generic store brand fruit syrup, why not invest in Amoretti Premium Watermelon Syrup or Amoretti Premium Butterscotch Syrup? The fine ingredients used in these premium syrups will only add quality to your drink mixes.
Find the Perfect Flavors
Instead of simply making your favorite drink at every party or event, consider the theme or time of year. The difference between a good drink and a great drink is often the context and setting in which it’s served. For instance, using Amoretti Premium Pumpkin Pie Syrup in the coming fall months will be perfect, since pumpkin is one of the most popular autumn flavors. While you can enjoy it at any time of the year such as spring, the flavor is more appropriate and balanced in the fall.
Great Beverage Ingredients Need Great Tools
Make sure that your home bar is stocked with the tools that you need to make great drinks. Whether it’s a strainer, jigger, or muddler, you need a kit that has it all. Drink mixes can only get you so far – you need something to mix them with! Appropriately stocking your home bar with tools will make you a bartender to be reckoned with.
Spruce it Up and Have Fun
Don’t forget the finishing touch: the garnish is one of the most important beverage ingredients, as it brings drink mixes together into a cohesive package. It unites the smells, flavors, and colors of the entire drink. And most importantly, be sure that you’re having fun as you work with these drink mixes!