潮流新知提醒您:下一次聚會準備的飲料要和食物一樣豐盛。Liquid Kitchen 的調酒師傅 Kathy Casey 和 Liquid Architecture 的 Kim Haasarud,為您解說他們如何以特調的酒精和非酒精飲料招攬大批忠誠顧客。

「調酒和食物一樣,應該被當作美食對待」,Haasarud 說道:「調酒的重點在於結合不同的材料,激發味覺的感知,將口味、口感、香氣和食材裝飾融會出的感官體驗予以貫通。」

別再用市售的飲品調料了。新鮮的上等食材和豐富的創意才是關鍵。選用新鮮水果和果汁,搭配羅勒和小黃瓜等香草和蔬菜,Vitamix 就能幫您製作出餐廳等級的調酒。在玻璃杯底放進些許水果或香草,並將之「搗碎」,能為您的飲料更增添風味。保留部份食材做為裝飾,一枝香草、一瓣萊姆或亮澄的柳丁都可以。

Create delicious “rim trimmers” by moistening the rim of the glass, then dipping the lip of the glass in a shallow dish of an ingredient compatible with the recipe. Sugar, salt, and finely grated coconut are a few examples. Try using colored sugars for a pretty accent. Hint: turn your blender lid upside down as a salt/sugar tray for rimming glasses.

Enjoy these chef-inspired cocktails at your next soiree: