4 Things to Remember to Make a Classic Cocktail Recipe

Cocktails are a must-have in any bar, but they can be tricky to create on your own. If you want to impress your guests or your date with your cocktail-making process, follow these steps to make a classic cocktail recipe in a bar. If you’re well versed in making classic cocktails, ask the bartender if they can make one that’s not on the menu


To make a classic cocktail, you should use the proper ingredients. These ingredients should be fresh, and of the best quality. You should also use the right proportions, so that the cocktail is balanced and flavourful. 

Ice Cubes

The number of ice cubes you use in your drink is one of those little things that add up when it comes to how good your cocktail tastes. A drink served with too many or too few ice cubes will not only taste less balanced, but it’ll also get warmer faster. While standard cocktails require between 1 and 2 ounces of liquor, let 1⁄2 ounce be dedicated to every 2-3 ice cubes you use.

Cold Glassware

Glassware is an important aspect of preparing any cocktail. All drinks should be served cold and ice-cold glasses help set your drink apart from others. Professional barkeeps understand that it’s not just what goes into a drink, but how it’s prepared and presented as well

Mixing the drink

If you’re looking for a classic cocktail, start with your favorite liquor. Be careful not to overdo it on either ingredient; if you’re mixing a martini, you should be able to taste both ingredients distinctly. Other cocktails are meant more as mixes of flavors than as combinations of specific ingredients.

Ask your bartender if you can see them make one of their classic cocktail, and then observe how they do it. Whether you want to impress people with your own creations or just learn more about cocktails and spirits, knowing what goes into making them is essential. If you can do all of these things, you will be able to make any cocktail drink.