What are the different types of mixology?

There are three main types of shakers: the Boston shaker, the Cobbler shaker and the French shaker. When it comes to cocktails, there are some traditional styles found on the menu at every bar. Think of classics like Old Fashioned, Margarita, Bloody Mary, Martini and more. Each one has its own print runs, of course, so there's plenty of variety to choose from.

As the name suggests, these drinks feature citrus juice as the protagonist. The juice is usually lemon or lime juice, sometimes grapefruit, and we will include orange juice by default citrus, although orange juice tends to have a bit of a sour taste. Acids are usually single-serving beverages, unlike some large scale punches that can look a lot like, and are generally shaken in a shaker and served directly. One of the great innovations in cocktail making occurred around the 1880s, when vermouth and other fortified wines were mixed with Ancestrals to reduce the flavor of alcohol and add complexity to the flavor.

Spirit-Forward cocktails are usually composed of a base liqueur with a vermouth modifier or other fortified wine, such as sherry, quinquina or port, often accompanied by other ingredients, such as bitters or small doses of liqueurs or syrups. These beverages are properly prepared by stirring the mixture with ice (rather than shaking it in a shaker) and are served directly or, less frequently, with ice. If fruit appears, it is in the form of a small amount of syrup, in the form of a lemon or orange peel, or in the form of a cherry on a toothpick as a garnish. Tropic-style beverages are mostly single-serving punch-type beverages containing a base alcoholic beverage, fruit juices, and syrups or liqueurs, which are often used in various combinations.

Unlike acidic drinks, these drinks are usually served with plenty of ice, sometimes in cubes, sometimes crushed and with everything mixed, and sometimes everything is mixed in a blender and the waiter simply lets it break. Blurring the limits with Punch, some tropical-style beverages are prepared in a larger format for sharing in a common bowl.

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