Month: May 2009

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The Mixologist’s Guide to Furnishing Your At-Home Bar

Written by: Josh Condon in Esquire Magazine

Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common in Portland, Ore., says: “There are two basic principles to muddling. The most common technique is to get in there and really bash things apart — using a little force breaks up the fruit entirely and gets the most flavor. The other technique is reserved for citrus segments and peels, and requires a more gentle touch — muddle just enough to release the essential oils that will flavor the drink, but not so much as to pulverize the rind. Citrus peel, when abused, can bring unwanted bitterness.”