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Essential Guide to Mixing Cocktails [title] Building


'Building' drinks means making up the recipe by mixing the ingredients in the glass the finished cocktail will be served in ­ usually a tumbler or highball. Ingredients are added into the glass one by one ­ often over ice ­ and then stirred for a few seconds only.

This method is used on cocktails such as a Kir Royale which has a generous measure of De Kuyper Crème de Cassis or a Moscow Mule. Sometimes the cocktails are not stirred eg a Shark Bite or a Tequila Sunrise to achieve a particular colour effect with the De Kuyper Grenadine.

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