by Junior Merino - The Liquid Chef - May 2009
Balance and harmony are the essential qualities driving the artful execution of an every cocktail I create.
The cocktail should be served with food or on any occasion that is uniquely suited to it. Fresh, quality ingredients, the complexity of their flavors, evolve with the collaborative talents of Mixologist and Chef. The result is a perfect pairing of food and drink.
When I create a cocktail I focus on five elements contributing to an enjoyable and memorable cocktail. First-the visual, the beauty of the creation. Second-the scent of the combined ingredients. Third-taste; the harmonious interplay of all parts. Fourth-balance; the creation of something greater than the sum of the parts. Fifth-the human element; the dedication, passion, the knowledge and respect-with out these none of the above would be possible.
JUNIOR MERINO - THE LIQUID CHEF
© 2009 junior merino - the liquid chef
This amazing cocktail, made with Tequila and espresso, will make you wish the coffee cart at work had a liquor license...
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