Sunday, October 14, 2012
A crazy party on Saturday/trying out flavors for cocktails
As you can see, this is a very interesting set of bottles. And yes, this was a pretty insane party! Shoutout to my mellow, Boom. Now, here I want to talk a little bit about trying out flavors. I'm not the biggest fan of flavored drinks, but some people really love different flavors and how they mesh together. I will tell you about a Cocktail I made (I don't have a name for it yet), and the kind of flavors that came together into a sort of dessert.
So, there was cake vodka (more specifically UV Cake Vodka) and I saw there was some Amaretto (which has like a nutmeg kind of flavor...very savory) then I decided to put in some cream soda. At the first taste, I was like "Yo, this is mad good!" It's almost like an ice cream sundae! Then I decided to spruce it up with some 99 bananas. That really gave it a banana sundae float feel to it. It was extremely good. Not overly sweet and very soothing going down!
I'm finding out that Bartending/Mixology/Making Drinks is akin of Chemistry. You have to find the perfect measurements and the right flavors to really kind of let everything come out. Too much of one thing, too little of one thing has terrible results. Even for a strong drink like a Long Island Ice Tea, the measurements are imperative. Yes, you want your drink to be super strong, but at the same time, you want the sweetness in there to make everything come out all right. Very soothing to the taste, but packs a punch so you work in your buzz!
Another thing to note, not all flavors are created equal. Certain flavors out there taste really disgusting, others taste really good, some great with just ice, others need to be mixed to really let the flavors come out. It all really depends! That is all, yo! Hope this helps!