Sipping on Margaritas by the pool bar, knocking back a few Tom Collins pre-dinner or savouring a Whiskey Sour at a favourite hang-out... cocktails are all about fun, relaxing and sharing good times. Although when it comes to making great cocktails at home things don't seem to be so straightforward. With all the kit, techniques, recipes and ingredients required it can be quite daunting to know where to begin. PANCH is here to remove the confusion and help you make great tasting, well balanced cocktails at home.
The COCKTAIL KEY takes inspiration from the classic Punch cocktail which is made up of five parts – SWEET / SOUR / STRONG / WEAK / SPICE. The Punch is recognised in the bar-tending community as the foundation of many classic cocktails and the template for designing new drinks. This simple balancing act of flavours is one of the first lessons I teach bartenders giving them the confidence to make well-balanced drinks.
By pouring a SYRUP / CITRUS / SPIRIT on top of one another to each defined step, you can produce many well-loved classics including the Tom Collins, Whiskey Sour & Mojito.
The detachable base measure pulls away as a guide for SOFT juices in shaken cocktails. You can also include an AROMATIC, such as Angostura bitters, to add more complexity to the drink.