How to create your own cocktail and surprise all your friends
The art and magic of creating a drink has been for years an exclusive skill of bartenders that used to creat new combinations and transform classic cocktails into something new.
Revisiting a cocktail by changing the start ingredients or the preparation technique is called a "Twist".
There are several types of twist:
- Horizontal twist, when one or more ingredients are replaced with others of the same type. (For example, replacing a distillate with another distillate).
- Vertical twist, when a new category of ingredients - not included in the original recipe – is added. This "secret ingredient" can give new freshness to the cocktail, but at the same time it can bring an imbalance to the drink, so it must be evaluated carefully.
- Diagonal twist, when there is a replacement of an ingredient with another one, but with the same original purpose. For example, adding a product not cataloged in the sweeteners category to sweeten a drink.
Using one among the Spirito Cocktails as a base, you can also create your own twists and transform your evenings into unforgettable moments. Your ability to create unique and delicious drinks will make you the star of the home mixology.
Create the bar atmosphere at your home
Prepare a small area dedicated to cocktails and create an authentic and engaging atmosphere. Just like the famous “ballet”, twist on cocktails is an experience to be shared with other people!
Make sure you have some Spirito Cocktails drinks and the right glass for each one. Garnishes such as orange slices, lime and blueberries will make your cocktail sensational. If you have a shaker, a bar spoon or a jigger, the result will be amazing!
Before you start creating, take a short survey to find your guests’ preferences. Identifying their favorite flavors will make them feel appreciated and taken care of. With more than 15 cocktails ready to serve at your disposal you will be able to please each one of them.
Experiment with new ingredients. Let's twist!
Be bold! Add an unexpected twist to classic cocktails by using syrups, fresh herbs or exotic fruits. Creativity pays off; and your friends will be impressed by your original creations.
Are you running out of ideas? We have some tips for you!
Mojito Twist – Starting from Spirito Cocktails’ Mojito you can get:
Option 1: Classic Mojito
Stir the cocktail and add 5 cl of soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of lime.
Option 2: Fruit Mojito (shaker)
Add 2 cl of fruit syrup (flavor to taste), shake and pour into a Collins glass.
Add soda and garnish with fresh mint.
Daiquiri Twist - Starting from Spirito Cocktails’ Daiquiri you can get:
Option 1: Fruit Daiquiri
Add 2 cl of fruit syrup and shake vigorously. Serve in a bowl with a slice of lime.
Option 2: Piña Colada (shaker)
Add 3 cl of pineapple juice and 2 cl of coconut concentrate. Shake and serve in a Collins glass with ice. Add garnish with a slice of pineapple.
If you want, you can put everything (including ice) in a blender and serve an excellent Frozen Piña Colada.
Vodka Sour Twist - Starting from Spirito Cocktails’ Vodka Sour you can get:
Option 1: Fruit Vodka (shaker)
Add 2 cl of fruit syrup and shake vigorously. Serve in a cup or tumbler with ice and garnish with a slice of the fruit of your choice.
Option 2: Vodka Fizz
Add 5 cl of natural soda (or flavored, for example - with elderberry, grapefruit, etc.) for a fresh and thirst-quenching drink. Serve in a Collins glass accompanied by a slice of lemon.
Passion Spritz Twist - Starting from Spirito Cocktails’ Passion Spritz you can get:
Classic Passion Spritz
Add 5 cl of sparkling wine and 5 cl of soda (or sparkling water) into a balloon glass with ice. Garnish with a slice of orange and a piece of passion fruit.
Margarita Twist - Starting from Spirito Cocktails’ Margarita you can get:
Option 1: Frozen Fruit Margarita
Add 3 cl of fruit syrup with eight8 ice cubes and blend everything. Serve in a margarita glass and garnish with the fruit of your choice.
Option 2: Paloma (shaker)
Add 5 cl of agave syrup and ice to a shaker and shake vigorously. Serve in a glass over ice and top with grapefruit soda. Finally garnish with a slice of grapefruit
Twist MiTo (Milano-Torino) - Starting from Spirito Cocktails’ Milan-Turin you can get:
Option 1: Americano
Pour into a tumbler with ice and add 5 cl of soda. Add a slice of orange.
Option 2: Negroni
Pour into a tumbler with ice and add 3 cl of gin. Mix and add a slice of lemon.
Option 3: Negroni ‘Sbagliato’
Pour into a tumbler with ice and add 5 cl of sparkling wine. Mix gently and add a slice of orange.
Even the appearance is important.
Take time to display your cocktails, using the right glass to serve them. By adding creative decorations, fresh fruit slices or unusual garnishes you can transform a simple drink into a true work of art.
Now you can reveal the secret of your success. With Spirito Cocktails you can invite your friends and share the process of creating a new drink: it will be a fun and engaging experience.
You could mix also themed cocktails, a fantastic idea for special occasions. Give fun names to the drinks and create combinations that reflect the mood of the party. Then enjoy the evening and the result of your work!