9. Always discard the “foreshots.” – A commercial distiller realizes that one of the risks associated with making and drinking spirits is concentrating methanol. Methanol is a potential byproduct of the fermentation process and its presence in a wash is a legitimate danger.
They will discard the first bit of alcohol produced by the still. This part of the run, known as the foreshots, smells like high powered solvent, tastes even worse, and is potentially poisonous. Or, they will combine and mix everything thoroughly (if lower quality alcohol is being produced), which eliminates the concentration risk.
Why do rappers pour alcohol on the ground?
In John Singleton’s seminal film Boyz in the Hood from 1991, the character Doughboy poured some malt liquor on the ground. He did this in honor of friends who had died and were no longer there. The tradition of “pouring one out for the homies” was referenced again in a 1994 2Pac track titled “Pour Out a Little Liquor.” It has continued to be prevalent in hip-hop culture through the present day.
Why do bartenders over pour?
How does overpouring impact your bar? – Overpouring is the action of pouring more liquor into a drink than is supposed to be in there. While it may sound fairly trivial at first, a few ounces here and a few ounces there can really add up to impact your bar’s profitability.
- Overpouring in your bar can happen for a variety of reasons.
- For most bars, overpouring is often unintentional and caused by a lack of measuring best practices or tools.
- Free pouring or eye-balling liquor pours is almost akin to just throwing product down the drain.
- Overpouring, however, can also be intentional.
Adding in an extra shot for a friend, topping off a glass of wine to finish the bottle sooner or inconsistent pour amounts are all examples of overpouring that impact your bar’s bottom line.
Do I pour the alcohol first?
When Ordering Drinks Liquor Always is First – A comprehensive Bartenders Guide on Drink Orders. At the point when you order a cocktail, always name the liquor first. Example: Jack and Coke, Captain and Coke, Gin and Juice, Vodka Orange “Screwdriver”, etc.
Basic Mistakes Bartenders make: When a few people order Vodka Red Bull, they call it Red Bull Vodka. Why? One day someone ordered a Double Red Bull and Vodka, so I asked him, “Would you like a double Red Bull and Vodka or a double Vodka and Red Bull?” Note: Look at any blended mixed drink recipe book and you’ll see that the liquor is always named first, then the juices or soft drinks.
At the point when bartenders make blended drinks, they always pour the liquor first, then the juice or soft drink.