Make Any Cocktail Taste Better By Adding A Pinch Of Salt

Make Any Cocktail Taste Better by Adding a Pinch of Salt

Whether you're shooting for sweet or sour, a cocktail should taste delicious. Adding a tiny pinch of salt to your recipe will bring out the good flavours you want without overpowering your taste buds.

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In his new book, Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail, author and mixologist Dave Arnold reveals the secret ingredient for any perfect cocktail: salt. Just stirring in a pinch will cause the other flavours to pop.

Because of the way salt interacts with your taste buds, the sweet ingredients will taste a little sweeter, the sour ingredients will be a little more sour, and your tongue won't register the saltiness at all. It's the same reason you put a very small amount of salt in pastries or ice cream. Just make sure it's only a pinch and whatever cocktail you're making will taste better than ever.

Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail [Amazon via Gastropod]


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