That thing is kind of cool. I'd probably rather go for the big square cubes, or those ice rocks, myself.
So, back to the learnin' - Thursday we learned about Sour Mix Drinks. Essentially, they are the same proportionally as the Highball drinks, but these are either served in a martini glass or a Rocks glass. Here is a rocks glass:
The glass is filled with ice and then you get 1oz liquor + mix. Unless the drink is served "stright up", then it is strained into a martini glass with no ice in it. All SMD's are shaken or blended. Pro Tip
- all SMD's get a cherry garnish, unless its a Margarita or a Long Island Iced Tea. The Margarita gets a lime and the LIIT gets a lemon. Recipes:
-Daiquiri - 1oz light rum, sour mix, shake, cherry and lime garnish
-Whiskey Sour - 1oz whiskey, sour mix, shake, cherry
-Midori Sour - 1oz Midori, sour mix, shake, cherry
-Amaretto Sour - 1oz Amaretto, sour mix, shake, cherry.
Then, we moved onto the Collins glass drinks. The Collins glass is a taller, thinner version of the Highball glass, and looks like this:
The glasses are filled with ice, liquor and sour mix are added to about 3/4 of the glass, and then they are finished with club soda. If you prefer to shake the liquor and sour mix, do it before the club soda is added.Pro Tip
- All Collins drinks are from the SOUR SODA
family - all members of the family get sour mix and club soda
Tom Collins - The OriGIN
al Collins family member - 1oz gin, sour mix, club soda, cherry and orange garnish
Sloe Gin Fizz - The Sloe
Collins family member - 1oz sloe gin, sour mix, club soda, cherry and orange garnish
Singapore Sling - A Tom Collins with Red Shoes and a Red Hat
- 1/2oz Grenadine (red shoes - red on the bottom of the glass), 1oz gin, sour mix, club soda, 1/2oz Cherry Brandy floater (red hat - red on the top of the glass), cherry and orange garnish
Next up is the Margarita which is 1oz tequila, 1/2oz triple sec, and sour mix. Shake and garnish with lime. Pro Tip Acronym
- TTS (Tits) - Tequila, Triple Sec, Sour Mix.
A Blue Margarita is the same except the triple sec is replaced with blue curacao.
A Cadillac Margarita is the same as the original except a 1/2oz float of Grand Marnier and a splash of lime juice are added.
Next up I'll go into the Long Island Iced Teas.