Cocktails can range in quality from the sublime to the terrible, but what is it that makes a really really good cocktail? A drink that when you sip it teases your taste buds and leaves you eager for more?
Cocktails are in the majority of cases a combination of sweet, sour, salt, and bitter tastes. For example a mojito combines sweet and sour and a negroni combines bitter and sweet. It is the perfect balancing of the tastes that leads to a really superb drink. It can be surprising how little adjustments can make a big difference to the finished result, just a ml one way or another can be the difference between good and great!