6 Common Cocktail Mistakes To Avoid / The More You Know

There are six things you can avoid when creating cocktails to keep you from serving a bad cocktail. Once you’ve got these basic mistakes understood, you can start making craft cocktails both simple and complex without building a poor cocktail ever again.

The concepts are simple, but lead to fantastic results when you take them under advisement. Remember, don’t over-pour your cocktail, measure your ingredients, use proper dilution, don’t use poor ingredients, use real fruits and balance your cocktail for overall exciting flavor!

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Jayson Chiam says:

CMC is 6.02×10^23 times better than The Tipsy Bartender. Thanks for the great pro tips

Eduardo Santos says:

have you ever worked in a bar?

Shake Down says:

I fkn love this guy. Just found the channel. Keep em coming

truetype80 says:

i follow your rules when making a blue orchid. and its great every time

j c says:

if someone is making a vodka oj they don’t care how “well balanced” it is. they pour in regard to how drunk they want to get.

Chuan Tsay says:

I’ve found my new preacher. Loved this videos, man!

crab_aesthetics says:

Loud shouty man is much better when he’s not so loud and shouty.

Antonin LaQuay says:

Good to see some of that amazing content! Keep ’em coming 🙂

Corvin Caassimolar says:

“Give me a break.”~ Loud passionate Cocktail Enthusiast

Eduardo Madera says:

“If you like the person give them a well balanced cocktail”…..true: )

Danny M says:

some of your juices are way too much work to squeeze yourself, like pineapple juice, but anything small enough to fit easily into your citrus juicer, should definitely be used to maximize flavor. I will however admit that many times I have bought OJ in a carton b/c I was too lazy to squeeze my own. Lemon and lime on the other hand always has to be fresh

TheFrozenAK says:

This is the best craft cocktail channel on YouTube great recipes and great informational videos. Thank you so much for these videos

Jonathon Dunn says:

The first time I ever had a Whisky Sour was with bottled lemon juice and it truly was one of the worst thing I had ever tasted but then had it with fresh lemon juice and really liked it—to be fair there was also sugar cube in the first one too and syrup in the next one. I could feel the sugar granules on tongue as I drank it.

November Fox says:

You did not just call a rum and coke a crap cocktail

Captain Zeke says:

One more thing you can add to people to help them avoid the excuse on buying expensive drinks. Sure, spend your dollar on the GOOD spirits, but raspberry syrup? Grenadine? Sweet and Sour? Even infused vodka can give a word of difference in taste when home made. Much cheaper too.

Varinder Sidhu says:

If 2 people order the same cockrail that needs to ve shaken, can yiu make both in the same shaker?

Angela Karki says:

C’mon give me a break lol

North Star Detail says:

Lemons and Limes in Maine during the winter are dry as hell and old, So I end up buying the best squeeze juice I can.

Greig Burges says:

A great rant Derrick, people see me using crazy expensive things to make drinks, and ask why I’m not using cheaper substitutes, and it’s easy; I want to drink the good stuff. Now if only it was easy to source real grenadine, heck even the fake stuff is hard to find here, not to mention nice vermouth.

Scotsman says:

24dollars for 2 rum and cokes wtf America

Jay Valentine says:

I really enjoy roses grenadine ? , guess ill have to try the others to see what makes them taste better

Angry Norwegian Man says:

I’m going to start making my first cocktails. what equipment should i get? what cocktails are good beginner cocktails? and do you have any tips for starting out regarding what alcohol to buy first?

Veniamin Porkhov says:

Sad, but that’s same thing in every country 🙁 Hello from Russia and Germany

OTNCBC says:

I agree with a lot you have said in this video. However, as a full time cocktail barman, I disagree with your point about free pouring. We are trained to pour 9 different measurements between 7.5g-60g, to within a 1gram tolerance (that’s something like 1/4 of an ounce to over 2 oz, to an accuracy of 1/25th oz). We are tested on this every day, and if we fail the test, we cannot serve drinks.
Free pouring is a skill that can be learned and taught. Also, when making EVERY cocktail, we have to taste them for balance, so even if you use standard 1oz measures of ingredients, the cocktail could be totally imbalanced if there is anything wrong with your ingredients.
Just two days ago there was a problem with the fresh squeezed lemon juice (it was too strong for some reason), and correct measurements ruined all of our cocktails, forcing us to use less citrus, or extra sugar to bring the cocktails back to some form of balance.

Anakiana says:

I agree in regards to actual cocktails, I don’t agree in regards to long drinks. long drinks to me are just watered down shots to get you drunk at the right speed / without a disliked taste so there the whole eye measurement thing and cheap ingredients still get you a decent result.

Aston Field says:

I pour straight into the glass when doing jack and coke. secret is, I make my own glasses as another hobby so what looks like a design feature is actually a band telling me when to stop pouring 😉

alohaboy96 says:

I love sour cocktails. sour is my favorite flavor so I always add extra lime juice to my margaritas.

Cinder Block Studios says:

While I agree that fresh citrus is way better, It’s harder for me to have citrus last between drinks. I can have a bottle of lime juice in the fridge for months but a lime only lasts for a week. I am looking to switch to an unconcentrated organic bottled juice soon though. Also a dash of lemon bitters along side terrible lemon juice can bring back a lot of the flavor lost by the concentrated juice.

Jackey XM8 says:

hay thanks to you I make my own sours, grenadine, and simple syrup

Felixo says:

I like lime cordial and lime extracts, i’m too lazy to cut real limes 🙁

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