tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post112394403053593720..comments2019-03-03T17:06:31.383-06:00Comments on The Bar Mix Master Has Spoken...: Measuring the PourUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger26125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-62874582230421887592015-11-15T19:56:51.367-06:002015-11-15T19:56:51.367-06:00You probably meant to post this on the Nix Sour Mi...You probably meant to post this on the Nix Sour Mix article. The answer to your question is yes. A sour mix you can buy at the store is a mix of both lime and lemon. If you use fresh lime and simple syrup the drink will be 100 times better.Brad Ellishttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11355677975177194140noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-66667701834623132752015-11-15T19:11:45.115-06:002015-11-15T19:11:45.115-06:00I just stumbled on this old post. Can you explain...I just stumbled on this old post. Can you explain how substituting for sour mix works? Would you always use lime, or does it matter on the drink? I'm just a home bartender who has learned to replicate drinks from menu ingredients. There's one that's vodka, watermelon pucker (which I sub a good raspberry liqueur + sour apple), peach schnapps, splash sour & cranberry. The sour is the smallest part, but it does bring it together. Thoughts?Cetkathttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04693730624893064056noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-19976943483232284052015-10-19T11:53:41.595-05:002015-10-19T11:53:41.595-05:00This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-55796137112011764572014-07-02T22:00:16.274-05:002014-07-02T22:00:16.274-05:00You should probably call the State Attorney Genera...You should probably call the State Attorney General's office.Brad Ellishttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11355677975177194140noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-25888431554441925812014-06-10T09:11:18.978-05:002014-06-10T09:11:18.978-05:00Hello - I was recently told it is California State...Hello - I was recently told it is California State Law that a bartender must measure their drinks now - not free pour - and at my neighborhood bar, bartenders with 10-20 years experience are now having to measure each drink with a small glass. Is this true? I can find nothing on the internet about it. Thank you.Cathie Andersonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15562320085348068285noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-62522301204175775322013-04-17T22:57:26.368-05:002013-04-17T22:57:26.368-05:00You're an idiot. You start pouring, wait 1 sec...You're an idiot. You start pouring, wait 1 second, then start counting. It's that easy.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-53160131363210992982012-12-20T20:52:07.439-06:002012-12-20T20:52:07.439-06:00Well a Kamikaze is equal parts: vodka, triple sec,...Well a Kamikaze is equal parts: vodka, triple sec, and fresh lime juice... aka 1 part each.<br /><br />We Nix Sour Mix on this site son.<br /><br />Assuming your shot glasses are 2.5oz like mine you will want to target a 2oz shot + ice melt (1/4 x 2oz = 0.5)<br /><br />Math... you learned it in grade school... (not trying to be a dick, just funny)<br /><br />For 3 orders you need a total of 6oz of cocktail. There are 3 parts to the drink, so 1 part is 1/3 of the drink 3 x 1/3 = 1 so 1oz of each part.<br />1 oz vodka, 1oz triple sec, 1oz lime juice.<br /><br />1 part is 4 a count<br /><br />For 2 orders... 2 x 1/3 so 2/3oz of each part.<br /><br />2/3 part is about 2.5 a count.<br /><br />Reminder from the article... each count is 1/4 oz.<br /><br />Hope this answered your question.Brad Ellishttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11355677975177194140noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-17858057568224442372012-12-20T03:10:30.480-06:002012-12-20T03:10:30.480-06:00Ok. So if someone orders two kamikaze shots what w...Ok. So if someone orders two kamikaze shots what would the pour be into the shaker to make at once?? (Kamikaze=vodka, triple sec, n sweet n sour) What about 3 shots??Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-38443569154663657732012-10-19T17:38:40.654-05:002012-10-19T17:38:40.654-05:00If you are asking this question at this time of da...If you are asking this question at this time of day, I suggest you get some sleep and start over tomorrow! :)Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-26061148048146191562012-09-29T15:37:01.356-05:002012-09-29T15:37:01.356-05:00That's good advice Ken!That's good advice Ken!Brad Ellishttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11355677975177194140noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-55790099441773025592012-09-29T12:27:27.249-05:002012-09-29T12:27:27.249-05:00the correct tempo is 126 beats per minute, use a m...the correct tempo is 126 beats per minute, use a metronome or download an app off the web. alternatively look for songs that have the 126bpm tempo.Ken Lamberthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01627145225479751433noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-81426142812912782752012-08-30T23:07:57.610-05:002012-08-30T23:07:57.610-05:00I'm surprised no one asked about the counting....I'm surprised no one asked about the counting. How fast/slow are you counting? I was taught to count to 3. 1-2-3. slow-med count. are you counting fast? 1and2and3and4and5and6?Sarena Crowehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15875807827466157869noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-15762485968563448962012-08-07T19:05:33.577-05:002012-08-07T19:05:33.577-05:00It would depend on the size of the glass your usin...It would depend on the size of the glass your using. If you want to be precise fill the glass to the point you want to fill your shot to with water. Then measure that water. Divide the number you get by 1/3 and off you go. However usually with shots like this eyeballing it works just fine.bar.mix.masterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11355677975177194140noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-83553428177660191182012-08-07T08:06:34.539-05:002012-08-07T08:06:34.539-05:00How do you count 1/3? For example the shot 7 deadl...How do you count 1/3? For example the shot 7 deadly sins 1/3 of the following in order layered over the back of a spoon into a shot glass...Bailey Irish cream, blue caracao, kahlua, sambuka, southern comfort, grenadine...RICK GUTIERREZhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15505086679893565750noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-64937553446488013382012-08-05T15:37:15.559-05:002012-08-05T15:37:15.559-05:00You start counting at the same time you start pour...You start counting at the same time you start pouring. Practice it as suggested in the article, you'll get the hang of it.bar.mix.masterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11355677975177194140noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-26237759923164923342012-08-02T01:58:52.323-05:002012-08-02T01:58:52.323-05:00I still don't understand the counting do how m...I still don't understand the counting do how much do I pour before I start countingAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-24923101885372955772011-09-07T21:39:06.171-05:002011-09-07T21:39:06.171-05:00Actually, on the topic of how much liquor at 40%/8...Actually, on the topic of how much liquor at 40%/80 proof is equivalent to a beer at 5%, you can find the equivalence through a little simple math to not be one ounce at 40% per 12 ounces at 5%, but to be 1.5 ounces 40% equivalent to 12 ounces at 5%.<br /><br />The percentage is the percent of alcohol per unit volume. 5% means that in every ounce of fluid, 5% or 1/20 is alcohol. In 12 ounces of beer this is 1/20 times 12 equals 12/20 or 6/10 ounces of alcohol. For 1 ounce to have 6/10 ounces of alcohol in it, it would need to be at 60%, but for 1.5 ounces of liquid to have 6/10 ounces of alcohol it would need to be 40%. 1.5 ounces liquid times 4/10 (40%) alcohol by volume is 6/10 ounces of alcohol.<br /><br />My comment here may seem a bit nit-picky, and certainly seems a bit over-emphasized (please excuse these two obvious flaws), but one 12 ounce beer at 5% is equivalent to one 1.5 ounce shot of liquor at 40%, rather than 1 ounce as stated in Anonymous's comment.<br /><br />I did check out the "sweet spot" for a 1/2 ounce on a 1 ounce shot glass and did find it. Interesting information. It will certainly improve my measurement technique rather than making a guess for 1/2 ounces.Bernicenoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-79377807961023506552010-01-12T06:25:45.672-06:002010-01-12T06:25:45.672-06:00I was taught to use the 1 oz shot glass rather tha...I was taught to use the 1 oz shot glass rather than a jigger to measure pours ... at bartender school no less.<br /><br />Make sure you have a true shot glass ... some "shooter glasses" are undersized to fleece the college crowds, and the proper shape is critical if you want to measure with it.<br /><br />If you do a slow pour into a shot glass, you will see that there is a point where it starts to widen near the top into a bell shape. If you look carefully, into the top of the shot glass when you pour, you will see how the fluid rises in the shot glass, and then at a certain point it starts to widen.<br /><br />As your pour just begins to open up, that's 1/2 ounce. The full shot is 1 oz. when it's basically on the verge of overflowing.<br /><br />It's quite accurate, once you practice a bit to find the sweet spot, it's unmistakable once you get it.<br /><br />The 1/2 oz point seems quite high on the shot glass ... but once you find it, you know it and it's very repeatable. Because of the shape of a traditional shot glass, it's quite precise because the volume up to the 1/2 oz point is quite small.<br /><br />It's quick ... quicker than standard jiggers (fast pour) if you use a regular open bottle of liquor like many home bartenders would. Mix right over the glass or shaker so any spill goes into the drink, although it's fairly easy to avoid over-pouring once you get the hang of it, and a quick turn of the wrist and it's in the mix & your shot glass is ready for more ingredients.<br /><br />Now, it sounds a bit cumbersome to use a 1 oz shot to pour 1.5 oz of liquor in a drink. But it is very quick, easy, and repeatable.<br /><br />But, the beauty of it isn't obvious until you start using it to mix cocktails at home or outdoors.<br /><br />All you need is booze, ice, and a shot glass, and you can make very good measured drinks. And, although people who sample your drinks like how they taste, they get really impressed when they all taste the same, drink to drink.<br /><br />Let's say you want to make a traditional margarita at standard strength (1.5 oz booze + mix @ 3:2:1) ... ignoring the fact that the margarita is made a hundred ways today.<br /><br />The glass is chosen, it's rimmed and salted, etc.<br /><br />1 shot of tequila strait from the bottle into the shot glass, pour into shaker, then your 1/2 oz shot of tequila into the shot glass. Now just fill the shot glass with Cointreau ... it will be 1/2 oz to the top. And a full shot (1 oz) of fresh squeezed lime juice. Shake and strain. Done.<br /><br />** I live in Canada, where a legal single shot is a 1 oz drink; if you want more, you have to order a double (2 oz). This is because 1 oz 40%/80 proof liquor = 1 bottle (12 oz) 5%/volume beer = 5 oz quality wine in blood alcohol level.<br /><br />I make my margaritas at 1 oz tequila, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1/4 oz Cointreau, or 4:2:1; at home I make 'em doubles at the same ratio.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-82459853143139859192009-10-01T16:08:51.594-05:002009-10-01T16:08:51.594-05:00The 2 finger measure meant isn't very accurate...The 2 finger measure meant isn't very accurate. The amount really depends on the size/shape of the glass. I'd consider a double shot about 3oz. So I would measure 3oz accurately at least once, see where it comes to on the glass and then you could use the finger method going forward, assuming the same glass, and you are not super concerned about accuracy.bar.mix.masterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11355677975177194140noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-85100821891499842282009-10-01T12:52:02.904-05:002009-10-01T12:52:02.904-05:00generally speaking, would a 2-finger drink just be...generally speaking, would a 2-finger drink just be a double shot? in terms of quantityMeghanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07077952591147150666noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-4083081083074960872008-06-01T18:27:00.000-05:002008-06-01T18:27:00.000-05:00You start the pour and then start counting. Sorry ...You start the pour and then start counting. Sorry if that wasn't clear.<BR/><BR/>thanksbar.mix.masterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11355677975177194140noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-90509842064473829332008-06-01T16:29:00.000-05:002008-06-01T16:29:00.000-05:00Isn't there a problem with the count though?If you...Isn't there a problem with the count though?<BR/><BR/>If you start on '1' as you start pouring, and finish on '6' for the ounce and half, there's actually five divisions there (6-1=5). Which means when you count to '4' or '2' instead, that won't work for the ounce/half ounce. It'll come up short.<BR/><BR/>You'll need to start on '0', or alternatively end on '7','5' or '3' for the various measures.Patrickhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03825499209798396984noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-30535031299704272332007-04-19T22:10:00.001-05:002007-04-19T22:10:00.001-05:00great bloggreat blognmrhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13943233628901697181noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-65372145311742235852007-04-19T22:10:00.000-05:002007-04-19T22:10:00.000-05:00nice blog man keep it upnice blog man keep it upnmrhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13943233628901697181noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10962963.post-1153779957188235002006-07-24T17:25:00.000-05:002006-07-24T17:25:00.000-05:00This is a great description of free pouring. than...This is a great description of free pouring. thank you!Jonnoreply@blogger.com