Ever had your drink made way too strong or not strong enough? Chances are your local bartender hasn’t mastered the art of “free-pouring” yet.
Being a bartender, I’ve learned that you’re on the biggest stage of them all and making drinks is your show.
You don’t always have the time to measure each pour precisely into a measuring cup (1 ounce, 2 ounce), so learning this skill is a must. Helps the drink-making process faster and plus, you’ll look cool.
Here’s a standard: The Four Count.
You count to the number four at normal pace. Life on a Cocktail napkin describes the pouring process; counting to “1” equals a quarter shot, “2” is a half shot, all the way up to a full “4” count — a traditional one full shot.
Next time you’re at a party, show your friends just how cool you really are. Don’t be afraid; grab that bottle by its neck, flip, and count, count, COUNT!
Be Your Own Bartender
The Perfect 2-Ounce
- Grab a bottle of liquor! So far so easy, right?
- Remove the cap and insert a pour spout in its place. These special items makes the pouring process much more accurate and smoother! Double-check to make sure its securely in the bottle.
- Grab a glass and fill with desired ice level.
- Grab the liquor bottle once again and pour over the ice.
- Count to “8” quickly out loud or in your head.
- Top the drink off with your favorite cocktail mixer. Enjoy!
-Gigi & Tonic