3 Cocktail Mixing Myths

3 Cocktail Mixing Myths

3 Cocktail Mixing Myths

Myths about the Art of Cocktail Making

While we have discussed some of the most useful strategies for mixing cocktails, we have not yet discussed some of the more generally heard falsehoods about the profession of bartending.
Most of these myths are widely held ideas that have little or no basis in reality.

Making drink concoctions is difficult.

Drinking cocktails is considered to be a difficult task, and this view is often held to be correct. 

Although it may seem difficult at first, preparing cocktails is really rather simple if you have the correct equipment, the right ingredients, and a recipe to follow. 

Anyone can make their own drinks, just as anyone can bake a cake from a packaged recipe if they have the proper equipment.

If you like vodka, you’ll like every vodka drink that you try.

Another widely held belief is that if you like a crucial component in a drink, you will enjoy the cocktail as a whole. This is completely incorrect in every way. Various cocktails have been developed because they have a variety of tastes and flavor combinations. 


As a result, just because you like one component in a drink does not mean you will appreciate the overall flavor of the drink when the other ingredients are combined.

Don’t mix alcoholic beverages with the “good stuff.”

This is a myth that has been repeated time and over again. A common misconception is that simply because an ingredient is pricey, it should not be used in a mixed drink since the taste would be lost. 


This just isn’t accurate in any way. The reason why the majority of people believe this misconception is because it is just not cost viable to put the “good stuff” in cocktails at a bar.

 To be honest however, the quality of your ingredients does matter when it comes to how good your drink will taste. If you have the means, take use of it.

How to Put Together a Home Bar

We’ve previously discussed the necessity of utilizing high-quality components in your drinks, but there’s more to stocking a bar than just quality. The following items should be included in a well-stocked home bar:

  • – A basic set of cocktail mixing instruments.
  • Gin, Tequila, Vodka, Dark rum, Light rum, Bourbon, Brandy, Irish whiskey, Canadian whiskey, Rye Whiskey, and Scotch are all staple liquors.
  • – Traditional liqueurs and cordials, such as Amaretto, Kahlua, Vermouth, Irish cream liqueur, orange liqueur, and crème de cacao
  • – A variety of juices
  • – A variety of mixers
  • – A variety of sodas
  • – Olives, cinnamon, cocktail onions, mint leaves, fruits, and cherries as garnishes
  • Keep in mind that the goods you keep in your home bar will differ based on the kind of beverages you like. If you want to experiment with a broad range of cocktails, such as those in this book, you’ll want to maintain a diverse and abundant supply of ingredients on hand.