To make good cocktails it is important to learn about balancing flavours. BALANCE is when you taste a drink and no one flavour overpowers or dominates any other.

The flavours of the cocktails are divided into two sets of opposing pairs, each pair must balance themselves and the drink as a whole.

Cocktails Classification

There are many ways to classify cocktails, the most common are:

The I.B.A. (International Bartender's Association) is an international organisation that classifies cocktails into three distinct groups:

Methods of Making Cocktails

Cocktails are made in any of these following methods:

Cocktails Equipments

Garnishes and Decorations

Almost all cocktails are decorated, but decorations in many recipes are active ingredients of the recipe. The most commons are:

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