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4 Tips For The Home Bartender

Contributed by: News Canada

  1. Measure out drinks correctly. Know the difference between a pony - 1 oz., a shot - 1.5 oz., a dash and a splash. Don't pour even a little extra in there if the recipe doesn't call for it.

  2. Use the correct tools. Obtain a shaker, a strainer, and a jigger - an indispensable measuring tool for newbie mixologists.

  3. People drink with their eyes as well as their mouths. Make the cocktail look good. Things like orange twists, mint leaves, and lemon slices are a nice touch.

    The Remy Centaur

  4. Have a few delicious recipes up your sleeve.

The Remy Centaur

  • 2 shots of Remy Martin V.S.O.P.
  • A few fresh mint leaves
  • 2 spoons of brown sugar
  • 1 dash of lime juice
  • Ginger Ale
  • 3 drops of Angostura Bitter

In an Old-fashioned glass, crush mint leaves with sugar and lime juice. Add Remy Martin V.S.O.P. Fill with crushed ice and top up with Ginger Ale. Add a few drops of Angostura Bitter and stir.


In a shaker:

  • 1.5 shots Remy Martin V.S.O.P
  • .5 shots Crème de cacao
  • 1 spoon of crème fraîche

Shake well and pour in a large Martini glass.

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