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How to mix a drink like a bartender

Wondering how to mix a drink like a bartender? A host that has the ability to serve and mix drinks is a very impressive one. There are many ways to learn how to become as good as the professionals.To start here is a list of liquors needed to begin this lesson: whiskey, scotch, gin, vodka, tequila, and rum.

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The following mixers are essential for serving up good cocktails: carbonated water, tonic water, lemon-lime seltzer, and ginger ale.

The following garnishes are needed to add appeal to mixed drinks: maraschino cherries, olives, lemon peels, lime, and lemon wedges. These are the most commonly used garnishes but adding pineapple, and strawberry to the list can add an exotic twist.

The glasses used are important for an excellent drink presentation. Don't serve wine in a regular glass, use a wine glass or a stemless wine glass. Other glasses needed are a ten- or 12-ounce all-purpose glasses will work for nearly every alcoholic drink, excluding wines.

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There are tools needed to assist in the preparation process, they are: a cocktail shaker, bottle opener, corkscrew, cocktail shaker, toothpicks, cocktail napkins, small towel, sponge, and wastebasket. A blender is handy for frozen drinks and blended margaritas or daiquiris. Of course ice is necessary for blended drinks and other drinks upon request. This is the fast and easy way to learn how to mix a drink like a bartender.

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