Get Dizzy Now Mixologists
A bartender is a short order liquid cook.
A mixologist is someone who mixes drinks uniformly and to higher standards.
Have you ever had the same drink made by the same person, several times in one evening and the drink never tasted the same?
If you did, a mixologist did not make your drink! A mixologist measures out the correct amount of spirits so that the drinks made are always the same, no guesswork .
A person who does not measure canâ€™t exactly remember how much is mixed each and everytime.
Anyone and I do mean Anyone can make a drink, but the key to a good drink is consistently adding the correct spirits in the right amounts.
Mixology is a term used to describe the art of mixing cocktail drink recipes. The definition of mixlogy is the study or skill of preparing mixed drinks. A mixologist is a person who mixes and invents cocktail drinks.
All mixologist are bartenders, but not all bartenders are mixologists.
Get Dizzy Now Mixologists Invent Drinks. Ask Mike about his Cointreau â€œTootsie Rollâ€ or Robâ€™ about his â€œSignature Red Apple Sangriaâ€
As mixologists, we know why certain liquors and mixes go together, proper garnish techniques and how to craft original signature cocktails to make you a hero at your own party.
Untrained bartenders may know how to mix drinks, but most donâ€™t know why things should or should not be done a certain way . A professionally trained mixologist knows how to consistently make a drink that taste good and looks just as nice.
The mixologist enjoys knowing and understanding the art and craft of mixing cocktails, studying the classics, concocting new and exotic drinks, and experimenting with new distilled spirits and mixers. Itâ€™s similar to a professionally trained chef vs. a short order cook.
The next time you order a drink watch the bartender prepare it. These are some simple things to be aware.
Does he carefully measure each ingredient?
If the drink is served in a stemmed cocktail glass, does he pre-chill the glass before pouring the drink into it.
If the drink requires shaking, does he shake enough to properly chill the drink without watering it down?
Does he garnish the drink attractively?
Does he ask you how your drink is after you have tasted it?
If none of the above happen, Get Dizzy Now!
While some may argue with our definition of Mixology, the proof is in your drink.
The choice is yours. Bartender or Mixologist?