- TWICE AS NICE
- Double straining, or fine straining, is exactly as it sounds. Once you're done shaking your drink, place your Hawthorne strainer over the mouth of the shaker. Hold your mesh strainer over your serving glass, pour the cocktail out of the tin and through the mesh. This will ensure your drink’s consistency.
- KNOW YOUR PART(S)
- “1 part” is the basis for how cocktail ingredients are measured. For this cocktail, all measurements are equal – or one part each. A “1/2 part” would mean dividing by 2. “2 parts” would mean multiplying by 2. And so on.
- COUPED UP
- Coupe glasses make an elegant statement when serving drinks like sours, Martinis and sparkling wine cocktails. Created in the 1660s for Champagne, they were not, as legend would have it, designed around the shape of Marie Antoinette’s bosom.
- KNOW YOUR AMARO
- If you can’t find Amaro Nonino Quintessentia®, its Sicilian cousin, Averna, is a nice sub for your amaro cocktails. You may already know Aperol and its stronger counterpart, Campari. Other interesting Amari have a cola-esque profile, while some are more herbal. Like Fernet-Branca and Cynar, which is made with artichoke.