The Chef is always surprised when people complain that they can’t find a good mix for a Margarita, Daiquiri or Whiskey Sour. All these drinks are from the family of Sweet and Sour. You can buy a pre-made mix for $3.49-$5.99 but many complain that the mix is too sweet or watered down.
I prefer this simple recipe.One can of Limeade ($.99 !!!), equal amount of chosen alcohol and ice. Add ice to blender after liquid, for a 6 oz can, use half a blender of ice, for a 12 oz can fill blender to the top.
Now, here’s the Magic,
Blender: 6 oz of Limeade with 6 oz of Alcohol, add ice. Makes 4- 6oz cocktails
Shaker: 2 oz of Limeade, 2 oz of Alcohol, add ice. Makes a single cocktail
Whiskey Sour Whiskey
Margarita 6 oz Tequila and 3 oz Triple Sec or Cointreau
Tom Collins Gin and 3oz of Soda
John Collins Whiskey and 3 oz of Soda
Vodka Collins Vodka and 3 oz of Soda
Sloe Gin Fizz Sloe Gin and 3 oz of Soda
Stone Sour Add 3 oz of Orange Juice and any alcohol
Want a fruit cocktail ( ie Strawberry) ADD Strawberries or add fruit flavored alcohol. Want a lighter, less tart cocktail, add a 12oz can of Lemon/Lime soda to the mix.. Garnish with appropriate fruit or a crazy little umbrella and straws
You now know how to make eight varieties of drinks with numerous fruit flavor variations. You are on your way to a degree in Mixology. This lesson is worth 10 Credits. Skoal !!