Whether you’re trying to impress the ladies ala Tom Cruise in “Cocktail” or just want to create the perfect drink to bear your name, these 4 steps to make your own cocktail will improve your chances of making a drink you will enjoy and potentially help hotties‘ clothes fall off. So, break out the glasses, the rocks and a dash of creativity. You’re about to earn the title of Drinkmaster and astound your friends with your own cocktail that embodies all the wonderful qualities that make up your personality.
Consider what flavors you want in your masterpiece.
This requires some basic knowledge of what different liquors taste like, but you’ve probably tried your fair share of them at one point or another. The real trick is remembering the subtleties in flavors through strings of hazy nights followed by daytime hangovers. Perhaps there is a theme you need to adhere to for a frat party or your cocktail is in honor of a holiday; this makes choosing a base flavor easier. For example, around Christmas, cinnamon or cranberry offer up the flavors of the season. If, however, there is no theme, think about what tastes describe you-perhaps woodsy with a hint of sweetness found in a sour mash bourbon like Jack Daniels or red-hot charm packed with potency found in 100 proof Hot Damn.