15 Drinks a Bartender Should Know

We put out a list of recipes that will help you grasp the first steps on becoming a bartender. You will find here everything that you need from ingredients, tools and the “how to”. 

Keep in mind this is a short list with essentials. There are other cocktails out there that are popular and you will hear their names often like a mimosa or daiquiri, but choose not to include them here. 

This is a basic list with some of the most common recipes but if you encounter them or not depends a lot on the place you choose to work. 

Feel free to let us know if you want to know about other cocktails and how to make them.

Let’s get to it. 

If you feel overwhelmed by the techniques or terms that we are using check out the free course on bartending. 


Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Vodka
  • 25 ml Triple sec 
  • 30 ml cranberry juice 
  • 25 ml fresh lime juice 
  • Ice 
  • Garnish (lime wheel

Tools 

  • Shaker
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Tea strainer 
  • Martini glass 

*because we double strain like a professional


The how to 

Add all your ingredients (fluids) in the shaker. Add ice after to keep dilution to a minimum. Shake like is your business. Double strain in a martini glass with no ice. Garnish with a lime wheel. 

I would personally serve it in a coupe glass and garnish with an orange twisted peel, cuz’ I am fancy like that. 


Moscow mule

Moscow mule

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Vodka
  • 25 ml fresh lime juice 
  • Ginger beer(to top up)
  • Ice 
  • Garnish (lime wedge)

Tools 

  • Bar spoon
  • Copper mug/ Collins glass


The how to 

You build this over ice straight in the glass/mug. Put the ice in the glass, add your liquids. After adding the vodka and the lime juice, fill the glass with ginger beer. Use your bar spoon to stir. Garnish with the lime or whatever you fancy. I also add some mint leaves just because I can.


Cuba libre

Cuba libre

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Rum
  • 25 ml fresh lime juice
  • Coke 
  • Ice  
  • Garnish(lime wedge)

Tools 

  • Collins glass
  • Bar spoon


The how to 

You build this in your glass over ice. Add the ice first and put in the rum and the lime juice. Top the glass with coke, stir and garnish with your like wedge.


Old fashioned

Old fashioned

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml whiskey(Bourbon or Rye whiskey) 
  • 1 sugar cube/ ½ teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters 
  • 1 teaspoon plain water
  • Ice(large cube/ sphere )
  • Garnish (orange peel

Tools 

  • Muddler 
  • Rocks glass


The how to 

In your glass add the sugar, and the bitters on it and soak it with water. Muddle until the sugar is dissolved. Add the ice and pour the whiskey. For being a true bartender squeeze that orange peel on top of the drink go around the rim and throw it in the glass but not before you give a quick stir with it. Put on a show!


Mojito

Mojito

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Rum
  • 25 ml fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 6 mint leaves
  • Ice
  • Soda water 
  • Garnish(lime wedge)

Tools 

  • Collins glass
  • Bar spoon
  • Muddler


The how to 

You build this in your glass. Add sugar, lime juice, mint and muddle gently. Add the rum and ice and stir. Top the glass with soda water and give a second stir. Garnish with your lime wedge and if you feel like doing it put the bushy part of the mint(the tip) in as well.


Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Vodka
  • 25 ml fresh lime juice 
  • Tabasco (3-5 dashes)
  • Tomato juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Ice 
  • Garnish (lime wedge and a celery stuck)
  • Worcestershire sauce*(optional 3 dashes, I don’t use it)

Tools 

  • Bar spoon
  • Collins glass


The how to 

You can build this in your glass, or roll it between two(for this example I will build it in my glass). For this I like to add my ice first then add the Tabasco, salt, pepper and the lime juice(if you wanna use the Worcestershire sauce this is the time to add the nasty). Stir and make sure the ingredients are mixing. Top the glass with tomato juice and stir some more. Garnish with what will probably be the first vegetable of the day for the person who is ordering this. Throw a lime wedge in there if you feel like.

Pro tip: Make sure you are not saying this name at midnight three times in a mirror ;).


White Russian

White Russian

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Vodka
  • 25 ml coffee liqueur
  • Sweet cream(liquid whipped cream)  
  • Ice (crushed)  
  • Garnish( 3-4 coffee beans)

Tools 

  • Rocks glass


The how to 

You can build this in your glass. Make sure your glass is full of ice. Add the vodka and the coffee liqueur. Slowly float the cream and you will see that the liquids are layering. Garnish with your coffee beans.  I like serving it like that and serve it with a small straw so the consumer can stir it and appreciate my work.


Gin& tonic

Gin& tonic

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Gin
  • Favorite tonic  
  • Ice  
  • Garnish(whatever you want to use, I put cucumber and lime slices)

Tools 

  • Coupe/ Balloon glass


The how to 

You can build this in your glass. Make sure your glass is full of ice. Add some of your garnish first as well then add your gin , top the glass with tonic water. Add some more garnish to make it look nice and BOOM you are done.


Margarita

Margarita

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml tequila
  • 25 triple sec
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • Lime wedge
  • salt
  • Ice 
  • Garnish (lime wheel)

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Tea strainer
  • Coupe glass/ Margarita glass


The how to 

You build this in your shaker but first you need to prepare your glass. For this you need to rub the rim of the glass with the lime edge to make it sticky so the salt can stay on. The easiest way is to put the salt on a flat surface in a small pile. 

For the liquid part, you add everything in your shaker and mix well. Double strain it in your fancy glass and garnish.


Boston sour

know ans whiskey sour with egg white/aquafaba

Boston sour

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml whiskey 
  • 25 ml egg white  
  • 25 ml simple syrup 
  • Ice
  • Garnish ( 1 lemon peel)

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Coupe glass


The how to 

Add everything in your shaker except ice and the garnish and dry shake. Shake it well. After your arm hurts, add ice and shake again until chilled. Pour in your glass with no ice and garnish with an extravagant orange peel on which you cut the end and make it pointy , make a cut in the middle so you can stick it on the rim’s glass. 

There is also a Whiskey sour without egg and that you serve on ice in a rocks glass.


Martini

Martini

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml gin(original)/ vodka 
  • 10 ml dry vermouth   
  • Lemon peel 
  • Ice
  • Garnish (1-3 olives)

Tools 

  • Mixing glass
  • Bar spoon 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Fancy toothpick
  • Martini glass


The how to 

The elegance in these drinks stays in its simplicity. 

In your mixing glass that is full with ice add your gin and dry vermouth. Stir well, minimum 30 seconds. Keep in mind the dilution. Strain the mix in your chill with no ice martini glass. Squeeze the lemon oils on top of the glass and garnish with the olives.


Stir not shaken- You will hear this a lot. Yes, the original way to do it is to stir it but the shaken one has it’s kick as well. It will be milky in color because of the air bubbles and some people prefer it that way. So don’t roll your eyes at them for asking you to shake their drink. 

Dirty martini:  has everything mentioned above but we add 25 ml of olive brine.

Wet and dry martini: Dry martini: ratio of gin to Vermont is 3:1 as in more gin and less vermouth. The wet martini is the opposite, has more dry vermouth. Easy.


Negroni

Negroni

Ingredients 

  • 25 ml Gin
  • 25 ml Campari
  • 25 ml Sweet vermouth 
  • Ice
  • Garnish ( 1 orange peel)

Tools 

  • Mixing glass
  • Bar spoon 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Rocks glass


The how to 

Add everything in your mixing glass full with ice and stir until well chilled. Pour the mix in your rocks glass that has a big fancy ice cube(a sphere, a cube or other interesting shapes). Garnish with that orange peel and be proud.


Sazerac

Sazerac

Ingredients 

  • 80 ml cognac/ rye whiskey 
  • Absinthe, to rinse(like 5 ml)
  • 1 brown sugar cube(½ teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters  
  • Ice
  • 1 lemon peel

Tools 

  • Mixing glass
  • Bar spoon 
  • Muddler 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Rocks glass


The how to 

First you need to prepare your rocks glass that needs to be chilled and by that I mean you use the absinthe to coat the walls of the glass that was sitting in the fridge or with ice before starting to make the drink.

After you go to your mixing glass in which you add the brown sugar, the angostura bitters and the teaspoon of water and start muddling. Add the cognac and ice and stir until well chilled. Strain in your prepared glass with no ice  and squeeze the oils from an orange peel. You can serve it with no garnish or use the lemon peel as a garnish. 

Pro tip: use 30 ml of absinthe to coat the glass and the excess serve it as an absinthe shot.


Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

Ingredients 

  • 75 ml aperol
  • 75 ml prosecco
  • Soda water
  • Ice 
  • Garnish: orange wheel

Tools 

  • wine/ balloon glass


The how to 

In your glass add ice and the orange wheel. Add the aperol and prosecco and top the glass with your soda water.


Tipsy puddings

Are you looking to impress your guests and combine a delicious dessert with some booze? 

We got you. 

We created 3 delicious puddings that have a secret ingredient in, to make your day special.

Let’s get to it. 

About the pudding, just use the one you are comfortable making. I use a 37g package. 


Strawberry V 

Ingredients 

  • 37 g pudding powder 
  • 100 ml vodka
  • 100 ml strawberry liqueur 
  • 50 ml strawberry syrup
  • 300 ml milk 
  • Garnish: whipped cream, strawberry slices

Tools 

  • Pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Bowl 
  • Jigger 
  • Measuring cup
  • Cupcake forms

The how to 

In your pot add the milk, vodka, strawberry syrup and liqueur and start heating it up. You use your jigger to measure the booze and a measuring cup for the milk. In your bowl add the pudding powder and add 6 spoon of the hot milk in. Stir until the mix becomes liquid and add more hot milk if necessary. 

Pour the pudding mix in the pot with the milk and stir until you see it is getting thick.

Pour the mix in the forms and let it cool down.

Garnish when you want to serve it. 

You can also serve it warm if you prefer warm pudding. 


Wake up Choco

Ingredients 

  • 37 g pudding powder 
  • 100 ml rum 
  • 50 ml coffee liqueur 
  • 50 ml amaretto 
  • 30 ml milk 
  • Garnish: whipped cream, chocolate shavings

Tools 

  • Pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Bowl 
  • Jigger 
  • Measuring cup
  • Cupcake forms

The how to 

In your pot add the milk, coffee liqueur, rum, amaretto and start heating it up. You use your jigger to measure the booze and a measuring cup for the milk. In your bowl add the pudding powder and add 6 spoon of the hot milk in. Stir until the mix becomes liquid and add more hot milk if necessary. 

Pour the pudding mix in the pot with the milk and stir until you see it is getting thick.

Pour the mix in the forms and let it cool down.

Garnish when you want to serve it. 

You can also serve it warm if you prefer warm pudding. 


Half and half

Ingredients 

  • 37 g vanilla pudding powder 
  • 100 ml vodka 
  • 50 ml banana liqueur 
  • 350 ml milk 
  • 37 g chocolate pudding powder
  • 150 ml vodka 
  • 350 ml milk 
  • Garnish: whipped cream, chocolate shavings & banana chips

Tools 

  • Pots
  • Wooden spoon
  • Bowl 
  • Jigger 
  • Measuring cups
  • Cupcake forms


The how to 

Do both of the pudding in the same way, at the same time, different pots :in your pot add the milk and booze and start heating it up. You use your jigger to measure the booze and a measuring cup for the milk. In your bowl add the pudding powder and add 6 spoon of the hot milk in. Stir until the mix becomes liquid and add more hot milk if necessary. 

Pour the pudding mix in the pot with the milk and stir until you see it is getting thick.

Pour the mix in the forms. Fill the forms half with for vanilla pudding, half with the chocolate one. 

Garnish when you want to serve it. 

You can also serve it warm if you prefer warm pudding.


3 Delicious Coffee Cocktails

Coffee is delicious on its own but adding some yamy alcohol in it will make your day even better, especially if you had a bad one. 

There are some known coffee cocktails out there like the Irish coffee and Espresso martini, but we are not here to talk about them. 

Regarding the coffee, you can choose your preferred method to do it. I will use a cold brew coffee for the cocktails that have ice and espresso shots for the ones that are warm. 

If you are a beginner and some terms are difficult for you to understand check our free bartending course here.

Let’s try something better.


Raspberry coffee cocktail 

Ingredients 

  • 75 ml cold brew coffee
  • 25 ml raspberry liqueur 
  • 25 ml coffee liqueur 
  • 25 ml vodka 
  • Ice
  • Garnish: dry orange wheel/fresh raspberries

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Tea strainer 
  • Coupe glass

The how to 

In your shaker add all your liquids and ice. Shake well. Double strain it in your glass. 

Easy easy. You garnish with the dry orange wheel or with fresh raspberries.


 

Drunk cinnamon

Ingredients 

  • 1 espresso shot 
  • 50 ml hot oat milk
  • 50 ml cinnamon whiskey
  • 2 dashes orange bitters  
  • Garnish: whipped cream, cinnamon stick

Tools 

  • Bar spoon 
  • Glass mug

The how to 

In your glass mug add the espresso shot, cinnamon whiskey and the orange bitters. Stir well. Add the oat milk and stir again. Add whipped cream, as much as you like ang garnish with the cinnamon stick.

Enjoy while thinking about Christmas.


Tipsy ice coffee

Ingredients 

  • 75 ml cold brew coffee
  • 75 ml cold oat milk
  • 50 ml dark rum
  • 25 ml  amaretto 
  • 25 ml butterscotch  syrup
  • Garnish: paper straw

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Tea strainer 
  • Collins glass

The how to 

In your shaker add the coffee, milk, rum, amaretto and the syrup. Add ice and shake well. Pour the mix over ice in your glass. Serve with a straw.(doesn’t need garnish).


3 Delicious Iced Coffee Cocktails

We love coffee around here and we like to add a kick to it.

For these cocktails you can make your own coffee however you like. Make sure you use it according to the recipe, hot or cold.

If you feel overwhelmed by the techniques or terms that we are using check out the free course on bartending. 

Let’s get to it! 


Coffee sangria 

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Rum
  • 75 ml cold brew
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 orange wheel
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cardamom seeds
  • Ice: cubes and big rock for serving 
  • Garnish: orange wheel and star anise

Tools 

  • Mixing glass 
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Tea strainer 
  • Bar spoon 
  • Red wine tumbler


The how to 

In your mixing glass add the rum, coffee, orange wheel, star anise, cardamom seed and the cinnamon stick, make sure you break it. Add ice to the top and stir until well chilled. Double strain the mix in your glass over the big rock and add the orange wheel on top of the glass and the star anise in the middle of the orange wheel. 


Spiced coffee

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml whiskey
  • 75 ml cold brew 
  • 15 ml honey syrup
  • 15 ml chilli pepper syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters 
  • Ice 
  • Garnish: 1 dry chilli pepper

Tools 

  • Cocktail strainer
  • Shaker
  • Tea strainer 
  • Coupe glass


The how to 

In your shaker add the vodka, lime juice, watermelon syrup, one egg white and shake well with no ice to form the foam. Add ice until well chilled. Double strain the mix in your glass with no ice. Add the rose petals in the glass as garnish. 


Island breeze 

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml coconut rum
  • 75 ml cold brew
  • 25 ml coconut milk 
  •  Ice: crushed 
  • Garnish: coffee beans

Tools 

  • Bar spoon
  • Collins glass

The how to 

In your glass add ice to the top. Add the rum and the coffee and stir well with your spoon. Slowly add  the coconut milk. Sprinkle the coffee beans on top of the glass. 


3 spicy cocktails

Let’s add a little spice to it shall we?! Yes, the heat from a chilli pepper can sometimes wake something in us. Some warmness in our cold souls. 

We dedicated a whole page for this feeling! 

Let’s get to it. 
If you feel overwhelmed by the techniques or terms that we are using check out the free course on bartending.

Let’s get to it! 


Hot and spicy

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml tequila 
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • 1 cut jalapeno 
  • Ice: cubes and big rock
  • Garnish: corn syrup & salt and lime zest & dry lime wheel

Tools 

  • Shaker
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Tea strainer
  • Rocks glass

The how to 

First we prepare the rim of the glass. Using the syrup we make it sticky. Go all around. Make a mix out of the salt and lime zest and tap the rim in it.

In your shaker add the tequila, lime juice, jalapeno and ice cubes. Shake well until chilled. Double strain it in your glass over the crushed ice. Make sure you don’t touch  the rim. Garnish with the dry lime wheel.


Warm nights

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml whiskey 
  • 1 chilli pepper
  • 75 ml orange juice
  • 15 ml cherry syrup
  • Ice
  • Garnish: orange wheel

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Tea strainer
  • Collins glass


The how to 

In your shaker add the whiskey, orange juice and the cut chilli pepper. Add ice and shake well. Double stain over ice in your glass and pour in the cherry syrup. Add the orange wheel as garnish.


Hellish

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml vodka
  • 15 ml lime juice
  • 25 ml rose water
  • 5-6 pink pepper beans
  • 5-6 black pepper beans 
  • Ice 
  • Garnish: a small rose

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Tea strainer
  • Coupe glass

The how to 

In your shaker add the rum, lime juice, pepper beans and rose water. Add ice and shake well. Double stain in your glass with no ice. Adding the rose to the glass/ petals from one will work as well.


Inventory tips- how to

As any “ trained” manager would say: “It is not that hard, just count”, and they couldn’t be more wrong! 

We put together some generalities on how to actually train and make an inventory system and you can find it here. 

One more thing that we should add there is how important is to train your staff. Explain how this works, tell them how important consistency is and be open if they have different ideas. 

Liquor bottle counting

I heard so many ways to do this, like weighing the empty bottle and having a base weight and doing the same to the bottle  that is opened. Calculating like this the liquid inside. In my opinion this is as reliable as the eyeballing method. The manufacturer can change the composition of the bottles, they may differ in weight and it also takes way too long to do this. It can also happen that you change suppliers and you will not be using the same label of booze. 

I still consider the “eye” method the best and the fastest. To add to it you can mark with a permanent marker on the bottle. This will get better and faster the more you do it. You can split the bottle in 10 equal parts to make it easier for you.

Do not pour the liquid in a measuring cup and then pour it back in the bottle! If you do not know why this is a bad thing you should train some more or switch careers. 


Wine inventory – open bottles 

The difference between the wine and the hard booze is that the first one goes bad way faster.

To make sure we do not serve spoiled wine we always need to write the date when we open the drink.

Once the wine approaches the date of no return, start promoting better or if you have a kitchen, make something special with it. If that is not a possibility, create a cocktail with it, something new that people will like. 

Otherwise, the method for counting open wine is the same, use your eyes. 


For kegs 

The best way to measure this is with a scale. It is labor intensive and time consuming. You should weigh each full keg when you receive it and note it down(this way you create a database in case your suppliers change). Once you are having the inventory you are putting the “then in use” keg on the scale and sdo some math. 

You can also lift it and approximate but I do not consider this accurate. 

3 Best Egg White Cocktails

People usually get scared when they see this, they find it complicated but in reality it is an easy step. It’s just one step extra in the preparation of a nice tasty drink. 

This extra step is called “Dry shake” and this is what makes the egg white foam.

Keep in mind if you are vegan, vegetarian, or just don’t like eggs  you can exchange them with aquafaba.  

To cool down your cocktail we have a second shake that we call” wet shake” and basically you just add ice.

If you want to know more about what different methods of making cocktails are out there you can check our free bartending course here. 

Let’s get to it!


Boston sour

know as whiskey sour with egg white/aquafaba

Boston sour

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml whiskey 
  • 25 ml egg white  
  • 25 ml simple syrup 
  • Ice
  • Garnish ( 1 lemon peel)

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Coupe glass


The how to 

Add everything in your shaker except ice and the garnish and dry shake. Shake it well. After your arm hurts, add ice and shake again until chilled. Pour in your glass with no ice and garnish with an extravagant orange peel on which you cut the end and make it pointy , make a cut in the middle so you can stick it on the rim’s glass. 

There is also a Whiskey sour without egg and that you serve on ice in a rocks glass.


Amaretto sour 

Amaretto sour

Ingredients 

  • 75 ml Amaretto
  • 25 ml lemon juice 
  • 25 ml egg white  
  • 10 ml simple syrup 
  • Ice
  • Garnish ( 1 lemon peel/ maraschino cherry )

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Tea strainer 
  • Rocks glass


The how to 

Add everything in your shaker except ice and the garnish and dry shake. Shake it well. After you are done, add ice and shake again until chilled. Double strain it in your glass over ice  and garnish with an extravagant lemon peel or a maraschino cherry or both.


Gin fizz

Gin fizz

Ingredients 

  • 75 ml gin 
  • 25 ml lemon juice 
  • 25 ml egg white  
  • 10 ml simple syrup 
  • 25 ml tonic water
  • Ice
  • Garnish ( 1 lemon peel- optional)

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • cocktail strainer 
  • Collins glass


The how to 

Add in your shaker gin, egg white, lemon juice, simple syrup and shake well. After you are done, add ice and shake again until chilled. In your glass add the tonic water and double strain the mix in your glass.

Garnish with a lemon peel but is optional.

Cutting someone off from drinking

Go home… you are drunk!

This is one of the most unpleasant things to do, no matter the position you are in, as a bartender, manager, waiter, it is always uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous, because you do not know how the drunk asses will react.  

Best situation is when you see they are already intoxicated and before they’re taking a seat you invent an excuse on how you have no tables left. Even if your bar is empty, it is better not to have this kind of guest. They will annoy others and more times than not they are loud and acting like jerks. 

It would be best to invest in a security team, or a bouncer, but if this is not the case, maybe just because your establishment has little problem with drunk people there are still ways to train your staff to take the right action in those cases. 

Some steps that might make this situation easier.


1. Do not make one person responsible

Make this a team problem. You will feel better as an individual if you know that you will have someone to back you up in case of problems. 


2. Blame an external source

In order for them not to be aggressive towards you, use my favorite excuse: “we are constantly under inspection from the police and liquor administration”. This will take the “blame” from you and will make them feel like they need to stop or get out. Excuse yourself, add that it is not in your power to do anything about it and, here it is the perfect recipe to cut someone off. 


3. More aggression will not solve the problem

If you come off too hard on drunk people, they will usually become violent, physically or verbally, and we do not want more spectacle in our locations. Be friendly towards them, I know it makes me vomit as well, but it is better to be civilized then have a “wanna be” MMA fight. 


4. “Add Water” 

This is also an efficient way especially if you need to gain more time. You don’t tell them you cut them off, you just tell them they need to drink a glass of water first and then you  will talk again. Usually this makes them want to leave or bring them to their senses and their speed in consuming alcohol lowers. 

Another way to make them less drunk is to offer them a snack on the house. Something like dry bread and with a glass of water, they will become less loud in seconds. 


When dealing with a group try to find the sober or least drunk from all of them and make them responsible for the action of the group. You can again use the excuse from number 2 with them and explain that you can’t serve them anymore. Make sure you separate that one person from the group. You can nicely ask them to come with you because you need their advice and present the situation. 


6. The “NINO-NINO”

This is a last resort type of situation. If none of the methods presented here worked and the drunk people are still a problem call the police. To let the assholes know that you’ve done so. Usually they leave and don’t wait for the police to come but do not base your action on this, actually call the police.


5 ginger benefits

I was surprised with what this root can do!

The thing that i like the most about this is that it makes my nausea disappear. Just chewing a piece of it or drinking a ginger beer seems to help.

There are other studies that suggest ginger and the active substances in it can slow the growth of cancer cells or help with the blood pressure or can help with menstrual pain (wouldn’t that be nice) and so on. The studies in those cases are few and made on small groups. Until bigger research is done I will not venture to say what ginger can do or can’t. For the moment I only list the things that I have tried and saw a difference.


1. Less gas and improved digestion

YES! It is true. Studies indicate that enzymes in ginger can help the body break up and expel this gas that forms in the intestinal tract during digestion. Also, ginger may help increase movement through the digestive tract, suggesting that it may relieve or prevent constipation. 


2. No more nausea

This might just be my favorite benefit that this magic root does! For me it can be even a Ginger beer that helps. A cold fresh ginger drink will go perfectly with a heavy meal and in the end you will not feel like a balloon. You can also try a fresh ginger tea wit lemon juice. this will also work wonders.


3. Easing a cold or the flu

Another good one. I have to say whenever I feel my nose a bit stuffy or my throat is hurting, a fresh mint & ginger tea does the trick.

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5. Relieving pain

Muscular pain to be more precise. It is said that 2 grams of fresh or heated ginger will relieve the pain after a thorough workout. Don’t be fooled, it will not make it go away 100%. It is the same with dark chocolate, you will still be in pain.


6. Keeps Your Mouth Healthy

Ginger’s antibacterial power may also brighten your smile. That does not mean that you don’t have to wash your teeth every day!

For more things with and Ginger visit Spicy Root.

3 Smoked Juices

We should you earlier how to make smoked ice and now we want to add even more taste and originality to your cocktails.

For this we choose: grenadine juice, apple juice and orange juice.

Let’s get to it, this is how we do it.

Pro tip: you can make ice cubes out of those juices as well.


Grenadine juice

Ingredients

  • 2 l grenadine juice
  • 30 g grenadine seeds

Tools

  • shallow pot
  • spoon
  • grill

How to

  • First make sure your grill is clean. You do not want your ice with grease from the last BBQ.
  • Once you see smoke you add the juice and extra grenadine seeds in the shallow pan and leave it to sit for 1 hour.
    • For ice cubes
  • Place the juice in the trays and put it in the freezer. 
  • If you started that fire, you can enjoy a nice BBQ as well. 

extra: Besides wood also use herbs and citrus peels, apple peels. (I do add them later to the mix- 30 minutes in)


Apple juice

Ingredients

  • 2 l Apple juice
  • 30 g apple cubes

Tools

  • shallow pot
  • spoon
  • grill

How to

  • First make sure your grill is clean. You do not want your ice with grease from the last BBQ.
  • Once you see smoke you add the juice and extra apple cubes in the shallow pan and leave it to sit for 1 hour.
    • For ice cubes
  • Place the juice in the trays and put it in the freezer. 
  • If you started that fire, you can enjoy a nice BBQ as well. 

extra: Besides wood also use herbs and citrus peels, apple peels. (I do add them later to the mix- 30 minutes in)


Orange juice

Ingredients

  • 2 l orange juice juice
  • 30 g small cut triangles of orange slices

Tools

  • shallow pot
  • spoon
  • grill

How to

  • First make sure your grill is clean. You do not want your ice with grease from the last BBQ.
  • Once you see smoke you add the juice and extra orange slices in the shallow pan and leave it to sit for 1 hour.
    • For ice cubes
  • Place the juice in the trays and put it in the freezer. 
  • If you started that fire, you can enjoy a nice BBQ as well. 

extra: Besides wood also use herbs and citrus peels, apple peels. (I do add them later to the mix- 30 minutes in)