A long mixing spoon that typically has a twist down the stem. You can do some cool bar tricks by gently pouring liquids over the twist, easing them into the glass and, with practice, into their own layer.
Herbal blends meant to be added to enhance the flavor of cocktails. The most popular bitters on the market, Angostura Bitters, was first invented by a German physician for stomach maladies in 1824. Bitters are like the bartenders spice rack!
A few drops, or in the case of a 417 Cocktails recipe, about one full dropper.
The non-alcoholic ‘mixes’ that are included in cocktail recipes. Examples include soda, tonic, ginger beer, sparkling water.
To crush or bruise ingredients with a special tool called a muddler. Muddling extracts essential oils and flavors from herbs, fruits, spices, and other ingredients.
To rim a glass, first wet the rim with a citrus wedge (lemon or lime work great), then gently press the rim of the glass into a saucer of flavored salt or sugar.