A refreshing tasting watery vegetable used in some cocktails like the Gin and Tonic. Some people say cucumbers taste better pickled.
Aromatic plants used in cocktails as a garnish or muddled into the liquor to add a light fresh taste. Common in the Mint Julep.
The second most common juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; 4% from citric and 2% from malic, with small amounts of succinic acid (this is what gives it a little bloody taste). Lime juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
You know what this is, dihydrogen monoxide. Used in cocktails to aide dilution and dissolution. It is liquid at room temperature but becomes solid 'ice' at 0 Celsius. Did you know ice is a mineral?
Like the pinch of salt in cookies, a couple drops from a 20g salt to 80g water solution in a cocktail will spread the flavors out, pronouncing sweet and/or tart flavours. Test it out in your favorite drink.
Blanco, white spirit, white, plata or silver tequila refers to a young, unaged tequila.
Reserve 1 cucumber slice for garnish and put the remaining slices and the mint in a cocktail shaker. Add the lime juice, water and saline solution (or pinch salt) and muddle gently. Add the tequila and shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with ice and garnish with the last cucumber slice.
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