Looking to create new vodka cocktails and wondering where to get started when it comes to choosing ingredients or accessories? If you love cocktails as much as we do, including the trendy cosmopolitan or espresso martini, but have never made one at home, we’ll discuss how you don’t need a cocktail mixing glass to master the art of mixology, and still make delicious-crafted cocktails in the comfort of your own home.
Common ingredients for making a perfect cocktail
If you’re hosting friends for a cocktail party but unsure of how to make a cocktail or the ingredients needed to create their favorite drinks at home, here are some simple ingredients used for making flavorful and aromatic cocktails:
Who doesn't love a mouthwatering cocktail? You can experiment and create any style of cocktail at home — a fun and fruity mai tai or a classic whiskey sour, for example— on a whim with these base spirits: gin, rum, tequila, vodka, or whiskey.
Simple mixers, such as orange and cranberry juice, are staples for classic vodka cocktails. To take it up a notch, use fresh lemon or lime juice to top off your drink. Fresh raspberry or grapefruit juice or syrup can turn a simple cocktail into something memorable.
Garnishes can make or break your entire cocktail experience. Some impressive garnishes that can enhance flavors include limes, lemons, rosemary, cinnamon, basil, mint leaves, cucumber, lavender and quality stuffed green olives.
Tools and accessories
We’re all about curating fabulous experiences. Stylish cocktail accessories can lift your mood to the next level. If you’re an aspiring mixologist, stock some of these basic barware accessories and tools for chilling, stirring, and serving delicious cocktails at home. The Bartesian cocktail maker, cocktail mixing glass, cocktail shaker, strainer, bar spoon, muddler, and jiggers are all great additions to any home bar to help you prepare exquisite cocktails.
Techniques to master and elevate your cocktail game
You can boost the experience of any classic cocktail with stylishly designed cocktail glasses. Opt for a stemless glass for your favorite margarita or a double-walled lowball glassware that keeps your Manhattan cold. But is that enough? There are several aspects to take care of while crafting cocktails at home. We list a few below.
Shaken, not stirred
The question of whether to stir or shake the cocktail brings to mind James Bond’s iconic martini order: “Shaken, not stirred" — and we have thoughts on this. It’s best to shake cocktails that contain eggs, fruit juice, or dairy. And if your go-to cocktail recipe involves only spirits or has ingredients of similar density you should stir the ingredients.
Ace the balancing act
It's your drink; make it any way you want. But you may go wrong if you don’t mix the ingredients in the proper proportions. Balance all the mixers, bitters, and juice concentrates in your cocktail recipes. With the Bartesian cocktail maker, you can experience the quality ingredients and premium pours you’d expect from a cocktail lounge all in your own home — all at the touch of a button!
Take care of dilution
After stirring the cocktail in a cocktail mixing glass, you need to gauge if the drink is optimally diluted and ready to be served. It’s important the dilution brings out the flavors and aromas of the spirit and cuts off any harsher edges. A harsh edge can break the delicate balance of a drink.
You don’t need to be a mixologist to make your own cocktails!
Are you contemplating making that big leap from not having made a cocktail before to mixing and stirring like a pro? Get ready for some complicated recipes, disciplined stirring techniques, and the efforts that go into it (all that you need, more or less!).
Who has time to arrange all the ingredients and learn to be a mixologist with so many delicate steps? Sometimes, we just want an easy solution to a problem. At Bartesian, we’ve heard that call and have answered it. We welcome you to the future of cocktail-making (it’s smart and automatic).
We created the Bartesian cocktail maker so you can feel confident that you don’t need to be an expert to make an excellent, high-quality cocktail from scratch. No need to worry about polishing your basic bartending skills. We’ve made it easy so you can create your favorite cocktail at home.
We’re excited to put the craft of creating cocktails into your homes and hands with an elegant design that’s sure to impress guests and blend in seamlessly at home. Whether you’re looking for a quick solution to your end-of-day cocktail, or throwing a backyard gathering (wherever you want, because the machine is portable), the Bartesian cocktail maker will make your life easier — and tastier.
Enjoy high-quality drinks you’d expect from a cocktail lounge without having to go anywhere. Your friends will be impressed! And the compact size makes it a perfect fit for small spaces and homes away from home. You can also still get your practice in and perfect easy vodka drinks by adding your final touches, such as garnishes, or serving in the proper glassware.
Do you want to see a chic and modern cocktail maker that looks great on any kitchen island? And enjoy your classic drinks the way you’ve grown to know and like them? If so, let your personal bartender (cocktail making machine) create you a delicious mixologist-crafted cocktail, while you sit back and relax.