One reason that the cocktail has fallen from grace in recent years may be due to the fact that not many of us can properly construct one nowadays. A proper cocktail must be made with the correct ingredients in the proper balance, served with both care and pride.

When asked why every bartender doesn't mix good cocktails, Charles Schumann replied, "Without conscientiousness, without a love of the profession, without discipline, it simply can't be done. Ingenuity combined with a touch of inspiration makes the difference." We couldn't have said it better ourselves, Charles.

Below you will find a list of topics that you may peruse in order to further your knowledge of the science of mixing cocktails. Take your time, we'll wait...

Prerequisites for a perfect cocktail

What is a cocktail made of?



Bar Measurements

Bar Equipment