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Avoiding Mixology Mishaps

on 07/01/11 at 1:30 pm


A new year is an opportunity to start things fresh. Our resolutions are almost always about bettering oneself. But sadly, few live up to their lofty goals. So many fall by the wayside as they attempt to lose weight, quit smoking or write the next great American novel. But some resolutions are easy to stick to – like taking your cocktails to a whole new level by avoiding the simple mixology mistakes made by so many.

Sure, there’s no accounting for taste when it comes to drinking, but these missteps are some of the main reasons people are convinced they can’t get a good drink anywhere but the bar – and even then it’s rare! So make 2011 a banner year one drink at a time and avoid these rookie mistakes.

Stirred, but hardly shaken – James Bond is so many shades of awesome, but for years his taste in cocktails was abysmal. Vodka martinis, shaken, not stirred, became a mantra and in short order mixologists worldwide started shaking up drinks that were never meant to slosh around inside a Boston shaker. If a cocktail contains only spirits, it should be stirred, never shaken!

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