Before making a cocktail, it is worth noting the basic order of cocktail-making steps that will set you off on the right foot.
The basic steps for the majority of cocktails
- Get yourself a chilled glass
- Choose your preferred botanical garnish
- Pour the liquid ingredients into the cocktail shaker
- Add ice if required
- Shake or mix the ingredients using the technique specified in the recipe.
- Strain or pour into the prepared glass
- Add your garnish