The ability to mix a truly great cocktail at the drop of a hat is the result of three factors: practice, the right components, and the proper quantities. However, the only way you can practice and use the correct measurements is by starting with the base: having the right ingredients.
Whether you enjoy hosting people randomly at home or planning a party with friends and family, if you have the right ingredients, you can be prepared to entertain at any moment.
Let’s talk about measurements for a second. The most common formula for making cocktails is known as the 2:1:1 ratio. This means that most cocktails can be created using 2 parts alcohol, a cocktail syrup and a sour ingredient. While this may vary for more advanced cocktails, for the classic ones, you will only need three essential ingredients to get it right, and a garnish if you feel fancy.
As mentioned before, the three main components of any cocktail are the spirits/alcohol, and two balancing elements - sweets, sours, or bitters.
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