Tips for Overcoming Difficulties As You Make Gourmet Drinks
In case you’re feeling like there’s something wrong with you because you don’t often create your own gourmet drinks, let us go over something that we can never emphasize enough:
Making your own gourmet drinks is an art. But, it’s an art developed by lots of practice.
We’ll oftentimes hear from customers who are frustrated because they feel like they can’t make gourmet drinks at home. One of the main complaints is that they just don’t know what to do with the ingredients they have on hand.
Believe us when we say that we understand. Getting past that creative block can be a difficult step to take – even for the most experienced bartender in cocktail mixing. It takes diligence and commitment, two aspects of drink mixing that aren’t exactly glamorous. However, it isn’t the glamour that produces glamorous drinks; it’s the hard work that makes glamorous drinks possible! Also, having great ingredients on hand doesn’t hurt either!
If you’re feeling stuck, here are a few tips from some of the masters at Amoretti who have been in the bartender/cocktail mixing game for a long time:
- Practice often; practice well. It’s important to practice making your own gourmet drinks frequently. If you only attempt to do it once a week, then you’ll never be successful. In order to be great at anything – whether it’s playing piano, learning to swim, or creating cocktails – you have to put in the hard work. Secondly, practicing well is just as important. If you start practice after that third or fourth cocktail… then you’re not practicing well. Work at your art with a clear mind!
- Don’t be discouraged by failure. Part of practice is failing, and part of failing is learning how to fail well. If you let yourself get discouraged by failed attempts in the kitchen then you’ll never get anywhere with your art. You can develop your bartender and cocktail mixing skills only when you don’t allow yourself to be upset by those drinks-gone-wrong!
- Use quality ingredients. If you use sub-par ingredients, then you’re setting yourself up for failure. Don’t just use “chocolate syrup,” use Amoretti Premium Swiss Chocolate Syrup. Instead of using “floral syrup,” try Amoretti Premium Violet Lavender Syrup. Great ingredients make a world of difference. Discover this fact for yourself with Amoretti!
If you have tips of your own for how to overcome difficulties and deal with frustration, we’d love to hear about them!