Cocktails - a definition

Cocktails - a definition from the Cocktail Shaker Boys

By: the Cocktail Shaker Boys  13/07/2012
Keywords: corporate entertainment, corporate functions, corporate event

Cocktails – a definition. We all know what they are sort of. They’re usually colourful drinks with a kick like a mule made from all manner of ordinary and exotic ingredients. Right? And indeed I was researching this very subject a few months ago in order to prepare my presentation “Everything you wanted to know about cocktails, but were afraid to ask” for a local corporate function. I was surprised to find that there isn’t a standard industry definition. So I’ve come up with my own. Some say it’s an alcoholic mixed drink with 2 or more ingredients, one of which is a spirit or liqueur. Others say it’s a drink with 3 ingredients. After careful consideration over the odd short cocktail admittedly, my definition of a cocktail then is that it is …..a mixed alcoholic drink with 2 or more alcoholic spirit and or liqueur ingredients. So by my definition, gin & tonic isn’t a cocktail, but whisky mac (whisky and ginger wine is.) Admittedly, by my definition then a screwdriver isn’t a cocktail. OK, so it is well known and it has a good name but vodka and orange a cocktail? Pleeease! Same goes for a Cuba Libre : Dark rum, bit of lime juice, topped up with coca-cola (other cabonated drinks are available !) That’s a rum and coke in my book. Why not start with 2 easy ones, here

Anyway, enough of all definition business. We’ve got some party planning to do, so let’s crack on and get back to reading more liqorature ! The Cocktail Shaker Boys is a Leicestershire based business providing cocktails at your home or locally hired venue. We supply the full works ; the spirits, liqueurs, mixers and garnishes, as well as all the right glasses to match your cocktails. Plus of course that certain je ne sais quoi. Find out more about what we do at www.cocktailshakerboys.co.uk

Keywords: alcoholic drinks, Cocktail, cocktail advice, cocktail demonstration, cocktail making workshop, Cocktail mixing, cocktail parties, cocktail party, Cocktails at home, Company conference, corporate entertainment, corporate event, corporate functions,

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