Good morning, Manchester! This is Trixie, bringing you the latest foodie Friday pics.
This past week Julia and I attended a MYPN event at 815. We frequent here pretty regularly, their crafted drinks and cheese boards are always a great treat at the end of a long week. However, this week we were lucky enough to witness the guys in action and learn what really makes a specialty cocktail.
- Fresh ingredients. You may not think it, but the difference between using Tropicana vs. fresh squeezed orange juice is going to play a huge role in your final product. That’s why 815 uses fresh juices made every morning.
- Strike a balance. Is the spirit you’re using naturally sweet, or sour, or smoky? Learn what flavor profile you like and build from there by using ingredients that will compliment that flavor.
- Use proper tools. You don’t want to serve a martini in a highball glass, and a quarter ounce more or less of any one element can ruin your whole drink. Investing in a good set of tools will really boost your bar tending game.
Of course, if you don’t have the time or energy to put into making a killer cocktail, the folks at 815 will be happy to do it for you!