A cocktail is an exotic fusion of flavours that delights the tastebuds — there’s no questioning that. But what makes it a cocktail? A cocktail is considered any beverage with two or more ingredients, one of which has to be a type of alcohol. Cocktails can be served up in three variations. If it’s simply one distilled spirit and a mixer, it is known as a highball. A cocktail with a spirit and liquor, on the other hand, is called a duo. If you add a mixer to that you get a trio. Whatever you mix, it’s always a delectable treat served with finesse, class and an artistic flair.
Speaking of mix, within the modern cocktail scene the terms ‘mixology’ and ‘mixologist’ are a regular part of bar vocabulary. It’s become a way in which to describe a style of mixing cocktails and the people who practise it. Mixology is a refined and in-depth study of the art and craft of mixing drinks. So when you enjoy your next cocktail, think of mixology as the study of chemistry of drinks, and the mixologist or bartender as the professional who studies and practises that unique and tasty chemistry. And the flavoursome cocktails on the Mornington Peninsula are no exception. Take a look at our mouthwatering selection and you’ll be hooked — we’ll see you at the bar.
Now I wouldn’t say we’re mixologists at Mornington Peninsula Magazine, but we do enjoy a cocktail or two. If we were to dabble in the mixology world, we’d love to create a cocktail that represented the Peninsula. It could be layered with Midori to represent the lush green hinterlands, Blue Curacao for the sparkling ocean, topped with a little cocktail umbrella and of course a Sunny Ridge strawberry wedged on the side of the glass.