Sours and Garnishes (H-1) Class Description
Sours are perhaps the most enormous branch of the cocktail family and built based upon a balance of sweet, sour (citrus), and strength (alcohol). The proper ratio for these drinks are taught and the traditional usage of the ingredients are discussed. Then the use of egg whites in sours are explained. Then the class delves into similarities and differences of gimlets, margaritas, and the daiquiri--all cocktails who share an element of sour.
Next, follows an explanation of choosing the right fruits for juicing and garnishing, followed by an overview of the various garnishes used in the course: olives, onions, mint, citrus, pineapple, cherries, peels, and exotic garnishes. Garnish cutting techniques are practiced utilizing real ingredients.
Bartending Skills Focused on In This Class: Using Raw Eggs in Cocktails, Balancing Cocktails, Garnish Cutting
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