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.
Image by Christian Solmecke.Steffen.roelfs ‘Cocktail Beach Africa’/ CC-BY-2.0
Image by y אני יצרתי ‘Hot Shot Galliano’ (Transferred by Matanya/Originally uploaded by Ofir michael) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Image by Valo at German Wikipedia Burning cocktails with a high alcohol content, lit up before serving / CC-BY-2.5
Image by WxMom (Flickr: Pink Lady) / CC-BY-SA-2.0
Image by AlejandroLinaresGarcia (Own work) Pina Colada / CC-BY-SA-3.0
Image by Andreamicci (Own work) Mitch Cocktail / CC-BY-SA-3.0
Image by Achim Schleuning ‘Planters Punch’ Cocktail / CC-SA-3.0 DE
Image by Hector Garcia ‘100% Saturated’ Cocktail / CC-BY-SA-2.0
Image by Johnl4th (Own work) ‘Roy Rogers’ Cocktail / CC-BY-SA-3.0
Image by Rick A. (rick) (Flickr) / CC-BY-2.0