You don’t have to be a seasoned professional to make an excellent cocktail; you only need the EZ-Drinks pitcher and cocktail rulers. Of course, a few helpful tips from our seasoned professional couldn’t hurt, so we’ve decided to provide those as well. Enjoy.
Old fruit is for wine, not cocktails, so please: always use fresh fruit, especially when it comes to lemon and lime juice. Your fruit should be squeezed no earlier than 12 hours before using, and ideally should be prepared right when you make the cocktail.
The perfection of your drink depends upon its precision. This is what makes the EZ-Drinks pitcher so brilliant – it measures your cocktail for you like a perfectly tailored suit, every time. Improperly measured cocktails can be unbalanced, meaning they’ll be too sweet, too sour, or too strong.
Peruse your local farmers market for a little inspiration. Ingredients at their in-season peak make for timeless cocktails. You’ll find a little research goes a long way. This is what makes the EZ-Drinks pitcher so brilliant; it takes away the guesswork. Cocktails that are not measured properly can become unbalanced, meaning they will be too sweet, too sour, or too strong.
Pulp is for breakfast, not cocktails. It’s essential to strain citrus ingredients in order to remove all the pulp. This will make for a smoother drink.
This one’s no secret, friends: if it comes in a plastic bottle, leave it on the liquor shelf…Poorly-made spirits taste harsh, and you would never order a harsh cocktail.
Would you like fish stick martini? Didn’t think so. Please, store your ice safely away from foul-smelling items like fish. Also, when it comes to ice, bigger is certainly better. The bigger the cube, the slower it melts, so investing in some good ice trays or molds will keep your drink cold without watering it down.
Water softens the flavor of the drink and rounds out the rough edges of the spirit. You can add it the way the bartender does – by stirring or shaking the drink immediately prior to service – or by adding 1 cup of ice to every pitcher of EZ-Drinks cocktails.
These ingredients make a sweet addition to the right cocktail. They can be found at most local groceries and certainly online.
They don’t call it “simple” for nothing, friends; it’s a cinch to make. Just mix equal parts of granulated sugar and warm water. For example, take 1 cup of sugar, mix it with 1 cup of water, and stir until the sugar dissolves. Store in the refrigerator; it will keep for 2 months.
Prefer some fruit with your sugar? You can purchase fresh fruit puree at your local grocery, online, or you can make your own. To make your own, the general rule is to mix 2 cups of fruit with a ½ cup of simple syrup in a blender. Once blended, you should strain the solids through a mesh strainer into a storage jar, and place in the fridge. The puree will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.