Make Cocktails Like a Pro
Learn the proper techniques to expertly craft your favorite drinks with Patrón Cocktail Lab’s Pro Tips series.
Aug. 1, 2016
Are you the first one behind the bar making cocktails for friends? Or are you more comfortable letting the pros handle the drink situation? Either way – whether you’re a seasoned cocktail maker or just getting into it – Patrón’s new Pro Tips videos are worth a watch.
Each of the seven videos features real bartenders explaining the right way to go about popular techniques, from shaking and straining to muddling and the art of zests and twists, they’ll prepare you for just about any cocktail-making scenario.
1. How to Muddle
Not too hard and not too soft – learn the right way to infuse fresh fruits and herbs into your next cocktail.
Try it with Fresas en Fuego.
2. How to Shake & Strain
It may seem self-explanatory, but there’s definitely a right way to go about this popular technique.
Try it with a Cicada.
3. How to Make Simple Syrup
The name may say it all, but be sure you’re making this popular cocktail ingredient correctly.
Try it with a Caribe Sour.
4. How to Rim a Glass
Learn how to add a little sugar, spice or anything nice to your next drink while avoiding a common mistake.
Try it with a Mango Margarita.
5. How to Roll a Cocktail
Mix up the way you mix things up. Try rolling, an especially popular technique for Bloody Marias.
Try it with a Bloody Maria.
6. How to Stir & Strain
Be sure you have the basics covered – like this technique used in a multitude of cocktails.
Try it with a Mayan Riviera.
7. How to Dry Shake
Expand your repertoire with this technique that incorporates eggs into cocktails.
Try it with Eau de Lavender.
8. How to Make Zests & Twists
While they’re beautiful garnishes, zests, twists and flamed orange peels also add a spritz of flavor to your cocktail – you’ll see.
Try it with a Vesperado.