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Cocktails: The Sensual Sensation of the Palete

By Andrew Burgon /
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November 30, 2014

By Alpha du centaure (originally posted to Flickr as Tenue de soirée…) / CC-BY-2.0

Cocktails: A Trip Fantastic

A well-made cocktail at the right time of day borders on sublime. A heavenly ascension to intoxicating and rapturous heights. The art of making cocktails covers a vast area of tools, ingredients, spirits, techniques and more.

The World of Cocktails

The making of cocktails is a strange and exotic world of stirring, shaking, rolling, layering, blending, muddling, straining and smashing! A delectable playground of thrilling concoctions and sensory overload. It features alcohol including gin, dry vermouth, liqueurs, rum, tequila, brandy, whisky and absinthe (hail the green fairy!) Then there are the juices, syrups, tea, mint, sugar, milk, cream, cherries and ice. The mixing method helps to determine how the drink feels in your mouth. Light, heavy, creamy, throffy or oily. Lastly, there is the cocktails dilution, texture and appearance.

Here at Project Fellowship I’ll initially be covering the history and recipes of some of the most popular cocktails in the world. Stay tuned. I’ll be posting a Pina Colada recipe soon.

Pina Colada Recipe History BNR

Gold Moroon Middle Line
Image by Christian Solmecke.Steffen.roelfs ‘Cocktail Beach Africa’/ CC-BY-2.0

Hot Shot Galliano
Image by y אני יצרתי ‘Hot Shot Galliano’ (Transferred by Matanya/Originally uploaded by Ofir michael) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Soupe champenoise
Image by WxMom ‘Soupe Champenoise’ Cocktail  / CC-BY-SA-2.0

Flame Tail
Image by Valo at German Wikipedia Burning cocktails with a high alcohol content, lit up before serving / CC-BY-2.5

Pink Lady
Image by WxMom (Flickr: Pink Lady) / CC-BY-SA-2.0

Pina Colada
Image by AlejandroLinaresGarcia (Own work) Pina Colada / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Mitch cocktail
Image by Andreamicci (Own work) Mitch Cocktail / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Planters Punch
Image by Achim Schleuning ‘Planters Punch’ Cocktail / CC-SA-3.0 DE

100 percent Saturated
Image by Hector Garcia ‘100% Saturated’ Cocktail / CC-BY-SA-2.0

Roy Rogers
Image by Johnl4th (Own work) ‘Roy Rogers’ Cocktail / CC-BY-SA-3.0

B52 Cocktail
Image by Morpheus1703 ‘B52’ Cocktail /  CC-BY-SA-3.0 

Image by Rick A. (rick) (Flickr) / CC-BY-2.0

Image by Achim Schleuning ‘Hemingway Daiquiri’ / CC-SA-3.0 DE

* Blue Ice Background Image by Ewan Munro from London, UK / CC-BY-SA-2.0
** White Ice Background Image by Andreas Tille (Own work) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

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