The Hotel School

Cocktails - Mixology

Chandana Paul

11 April 2017

Cocktails are mixed drinks that have become popular since the first quarter of the twentieth century and all the bars offer selected cocktails. Originally the name of a few specific drinks, the word "cocktail" soon became the generic name for almost any mixed drink. No one knows exactly why drinks came to be called cocktails, but there are many theories.

The word cocktail was first described in an American magazine as a mixture of spirits, sugar, water and bitters in 1806.The cocktail gained its ground and popularity in the use especially during the prohibition period. As you can imagine, developing this skill takes some time! There are different Hotel management Institutes in Delhi which enhances the technique and skill required for the same.

All mixed alcoholic drinks in general are called cocktails. However in bar operations cocktail refers to a mixed drink having one or more alcoholic drink in its making. Mixed drink made without any alcohol is termed as virgin cocktail or mock tail.

As I am willing to put some more light to such an elegant & skilled way of mixing cocktails, following is the basic understanding of ingredients, method of mixing cocktails. Cocktails are now days served not only in bars but also in high end luxury restaurants the demand of cocktails has increased drastically in recent years. The Hotel School, New Delhi is among those Hotel Management Institutes in Delhi which gives exposure in enhancing the skill required to expertise in mixing and serving cocktails.

As I am willing to put some more light to such an elegant & skilled way of mixing cocktails, following is the basic understanding of ingredients, method of mixing cocktails. Cocktails are now days served not only in bars but also in high end luxury restaurants the demand of cocktails has increased drastically in recent years. The Hotel School New Delhi is among those Hotel Management Institutes in Delhi which gives exposure in enhancing the skill required to expertise in mixing and serving cocktails.

Base, the major alcoholic drink used in the preparation of a cocktail.

Modifier, these are ingredients added to modify or enhance the flavors.

Flavoring agents, the ingredients used for this purpose are bitters, herbs, essences.

Garnish, many drinks have standardized garnishes. In general, all sweet cocktails are garnished with cherries and the dry cocktail is garnished with olive or lemon slices.

These are the basic methods of making cocktails Building, stirring, Shaking, Blending and Layering.