¼ of a shot = about a teaspoon.
To chill a glass, place one scoop of ice with water into a glass and stand for several seconds before discarding of the contents. Cocktails which are not served with ice will be warm in a matter of minutes. Chilling helps prevent this.
It may be necessary to fine strain your cocktails, especially when making drinks with fresh fruits. This helps your drink not turn into a thick cold soup. Purchase a stainless steel tea strainer for this purpose.
Liqueurs and spirits have different alcohol strengths, so some may flame more strongly than others. Always be careful when lighting a flame. To kill a flame, place a cloth over the glass to stop the oxygen supply to the flame.
Using a plastic or metal pour spout, you may accurately pour a 25ml shot using a counting system. One, two, three, four should be called a little faster than seconds. A four count is a full shot. A three count is ¾ a two count is ½ and one is ¼ .
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