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How to become a mixologist at home

Sep 7, 2023
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Investigating the world of mixology

Mixology is the art of producing exquisite and original cocktails by blending flavors and balancing ingredients to create one-of-a-kind and unforgettable beverages. If you're interested in mixology and want to become a great mixologist, here are some tips to help you get started.

Mixology experimentation and creativity

  • Try our Cocktail Bombs: begin by learning how to make traditional cocktails like Gin and tonic, Sangria and Cosmopolitan. Use our Cocktail Bombs to help you out and create amazing drinks.
  • Experiment with flavor combinations: with a wide variety of spirits, liqueurs, bitters, fresh fruits, herbs, and spices to produce novel and intriguing cocktails.
  • Experiment with presentation: Focus on appearance to elevate your cocktails. Experiment with garnishes, glassware, and inventive presentation techniques to improve the aesthetic attractiveness of your cocktails.


Skills that aspiring mixologists should have:

  • Understanding the fundamentals: begin with learning the essentials of mixology, such as the many types of spirits, liqueurs, and mixers. Learn about glassware, bartending gear, and correct measurement and mixing techniques.
  • Palate development: a mixologist must cultivate a refined palate. Train your taste buds by experimenting with different flavor combinations and refining your ability to identify tiny subtleties in cocktails.
  • Attention to detail: Precision and attention to detail are required in mixology. Practice measuring components accurately, paying great attention to ratios and perfecting procedures like shaking, stirring, and filtering.
  • Time management: improve your speed and multitasking skills to provide seamless and timely service to your guests.

Creating a knowledge foundation

  • Literature on mixology: Investigate mixology-related literature, blogs, and internet resources. Discover classic and modern cocktail recipes, cocktail history, and the science behind different ingredients and processes.
  • Enrol in workshops or courses: Take mixology classes or attend workshops given by renowned mixologists. These programs can provide you with hands-on instruction, advanced skills, and practical understanding.
  • Keep up to date: Maintain an awareness of market developments, new ingredients, and evolving methodologies. Follow mixologists on social media, attend industry events, and compete to broaden your expertise and stay inspired.