This Monday September 19 is celebrated on world day of appetizer. This day occurred within the year 2020 more specifically in Spain, with the move of a recognized crisps brand. The goal was to do justice to this alcoholic and historic drink that serves as a supplement chopped and to dishes all types.
The main idea of this cocktail is to promote the appetite through a refreshing drink that can be served in endless number combinations. On this very special date for lovers of meetings and good drink, Infobae spoke to three expert bartenders, who left recipes to make an appetizer at home with accessible ingredients, but without losing authenticity.
Sebastian Garciaawarded among the 100 best in the world in his profession. Matias Merlo, founder of a famous bar in Mar del Plata. Y Fabrizio Garaicocktail teacher and consultant, were the professionals who revealed their secrets and feelings about the aperitif.
Talk to Garcia first Infobae and left his favorite rite when entertaining his own the friends more familiar with this drink. “I make a screen on the table with Vegetables more. I like that each guest can prepare their appetizer and decorate it with whatever they want. Decoration may vary. For example, something with soda can go very well with basil and lemon, since it combines two flavors,” he said.
In this sense, the bartender proposed a recipe oriented to simplicity and to the taste of each consumer. “If someone is on a tight budget to buy bottles or cocktails, the advice I give is to buy a vermouth to mix with soda, squeezed juice or tonic. Even vermouth can be taken on its own with ice. Then I recommend going through the greengrocer’s and buy something to decorate the cocktail.”
-Vegetables or fruits for decoration when choosing: a slice of orange, a slice of cucumber, rosemary or basil leaves, are just some of the possibilities suggested by García.
Put ice in a glass Short shot and distribute it soda with the vermouth in equal parts or according to preference of the consumer. If you’re looking for a stronger taste in alcohol level, prioritize vermouth. “What it does is that someone who only has the starter and the soda to mix, can go to the grocery store and freely add something to decorate the cocktail. I find it very funny and it’s advice I like to give because sometimes we don’t have a budget and by just adding ingredients to change the taste, something fantastic is left,” concluded García.
Merlo, meanwhile, is from Mar del Plata and manages a well-known bar in the beach town. “When people ask me what appetizers can be prepared at home, I always recommend that you consider a few tips that are your own”bar at home“: ice, tools such as a measuring stick or a long spoon, drinks, fruit or juices and syrups,” he said in a dialogue with Infobae. In this case the recipe is about a sweeter flavor dominated by squeezed fruit.
Secrets and Ingredients:
-Always use ice with safe water or filtered and keep away from food. “Ice is the soul of every cocktail. It is useless to mix the most famous spirits if we transfer unwanted flavors or aromas to our aperitif,” explained Merlo.
-I have one meter or possibly a small glass shootings and one long spoon For Mixture. In turn one shaker or a container with a lid can help us shake the drink before serving.
-According to Merlot, not many are needed bottles to have a wide range of possibilities. In this sense, he suggested: “Some amaros or a bitters, or one or two spirits like gin and one rum. In any of these options you can add one vermouth“.
-Squeezed fruit or juices.
-Syrups or syrups.
“Ripe fruits can help us enhance flavors when making juices or concoctions. Citrus fruits should always be squeezed right away because their acidity changes with time. If we work with fruits like bananas or applesa few drops of lemon They will help us prevent oxidation,” added Merlo.
To integrate into sweet taste in this preparation, the bartender recommended the syrups, which can be made in a saucepan over low heat by stirring sugar and water in equal parts.
Taking into account the secrets and ingredients mentioned by Merlo: place ice in a short drinking glass and mix the squeezed fruit, syrup and the chosen spirit. Quantities can vary depending on what everyone prefers: the appetizer is characterized by cocktails unlimited which leaves room for freedom of choice, beyond certain parameters that must be taken into account.
Fabrizio Garai is ushuaia and is dedicated to educating and advising on various aspects related to cocktails. In that case, celebrate this special day with Infobae and left a “reversal of what is known as spritzbut with a twist.
-60 milliliters (ml) of an alcoholic beverage based on oranges (hesperidin).
-30 ml coconut syrup.
-60 ml of dry sparkling wine.
-30 ml soda.
Place all ingredients inside a glass with ice and mix them carefully so that the soda gas is not lost. Second, decorate the concoction with a large slice of orange that can fit inside the glass or around the edges.
Finally, Garay revealed one of his secrets to doing it coconut syrup at home. In a saucepan, mix one cup of water, one cup of sugar, and three heaped tablespoons of shredded coconut. Put the mixture in slow fire until the sugar dissolves, strain and store in a sterile glass container. This preparation can be kept cold for up to 15 days.
So, with affordable and familiar ingredients, those who wish to enjoy it world snack day they can enjoy their own preparations. Sweeter, more bitter, with the simplicity of soda and vermouth, or with the inclusion of fruit or vegetables: any choice is appropriate. This is what the freedom that characterizes this cocktail.