Posted 24 March 2004 - 06:44 PM
Can you explain it for those who haven't read your book or the article on the subject?
Janet A. Zimmerman, aka "JAZ"
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Posted 25 March 2004 - 07:38 AM
The water is added to make up for the water that melts from the ice when you shake or stir a cocktail.
Here's an example
3 ounces tequila
2 ounces Cointreau
1 ounce fresh lime juice
That's 6 ounces total, so add
2 ounce bottled water.
Of course you wouldn't do this to make just one cocktail, so multiply ingredients to get a bottle full. To fill a 750-ml bottle the recipe would be
9 ounces tequila
6 ounces Cointreau
3 ounces lime juice
6 ounces bottled water