What is an ideal storing practice for spirits?
Cool and constant temperature, away from direct sunlight
What can cause some liqueurs to deteriorate more quickly?
Once opened, having a lower abv and the bottle being over half empty.
Spirits will react to increased exposure to oxygen.
What are the three most-used ingredients in cocktails?
Simple syrups, fruit juices, cocktail bitters
Why are simple syrups a preferred way to add sweetness to a cocktail?
It is easier to be more accurate with sweetness levels in a cocktail
What is the downside to using fresh fruit juices?
What is an extremely bitter-flavored spirit used to season a cocktail?
Why would a fine sieve be used to create a chilled cocktail?
To ensure all ice fragments are removed and the proper texture achieved
What would you use to mix ingredients together, cool a drink, and add a small amount of dilution?
What would be the purpose of using a Boston shaker to mix a drink?
To create a different texture than a stirred drink by aerating the liquid.
What is used with a Boston shaker to keep the ice out of the cocktail?
When is a Julep strainer used?
In conjunction with a mixing glass to separate the ice out of the cocktail.
What is used to crush ingredients added to a cocktail?
What is a jigger used for?
To pour accurate and consistant cocktails
How do bottle pourers add in mixing drinks?
They limit the flow of liquid and make it easier to accurately pour into a jigger.
What glass is commonly used for a drink that is served 'straight up'?
Cocktail or martini glass
With what type of cocktail is a highball typically used?
Highballs are typically used for heavily-diluted drinks served with a lot of ice.
What would a well-chilled drink with no ice typically be served in?
A margarita glass
When would a tumbler or Old Fashioned glass be used?
When a drink is served 'neat' or 'on the rocks'.
What kind of glass was historically used as a champagne glass but is increasingly used for cocktails?
What glass is used for a single measure of spirit typically drunk in one go?
A shot glass
Other than diluting a cocktail, what is another way to soften the alcohol?
Adding sweetness in the form of sugar, simple syrup, or a sweet liqueur
What can be used to balance against sweetness in a cocktail?
Sour ingredients such as citrus juices, or bitter ingredients such as cocktail bitters