Elaine from Dishes Delish shares her tips and tricks for mastering the perfect cocktail at home. Learn what spirits to keep on hand, how to get the balance right and what tools are great to have on hand.
Today's episode is all about how to master the perfect cocktail.
Elaine Benoit started her food blog, Dishes Delish, in August of 2015 not only because she wanted to start a business, but she wanted to share her food and cocktail recipes with the world. Much to her surprise, Elaine’s cocktails recipes have gained such popularity that she tripled her traffic in less than 4 months! Her cocktails have taken over by being the most popular posts on her blog. So, with kicking and screaming (at least in her head,) Elaine now has a niche.
In October of 2017, Elaine launched her second podcast (she sold her first podcast), “Dishing with Delishes” where she dishes with other successful food bloggers to find out their tips and trick to help other food bloggers reach the next level in their businesses.
Elaine has so many great ideas of how to become your own mixologist at home and her tips are perfect for this time of year when you're expecting company!
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
This week's recipe of the week is my Greek Chicken Gyros. I know that after Christmas you just want food that's light, quick and easy and these gyros really hit the spot. Grilled chicken is assembled in pita wraps with your favourite fix-ins and good lashings of tzatziki.
Episode 26 - Mastering the Perfect Cocktail
Key Components to a Good Cocktail
- Using the right proportions - don't put too much alcohol in them. More isn't better and you need to strike the right balance.
- Use good ingredients. Invest in good mid-level spirits.
What types of alcohol to keep on hand for cocktail making?
- Bourbon or Whiskey
What types of mixers to keep on hand for cocktail making?
- Tonic Water
- Club Soda
- Make your own sweet and sour with lime and a simple syrup
What tools are good to have on hand?
- Cocktail Shaker
Great Cocktails to try
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