1- Keep information about the liquors
For a great cocktail glass, Each base liquor plays its own unique role. It is important to know the taste and qualities of every liquor. For example, Gin is made from juniper berries and should maintain its idiosyncratic character when mixed into a Martini or a Tom Collins. Liquors like Whiskey and rye are known for their smoky character and linger on the roof of a drinker’s mouth.
2- Shake it perfectly
Shaking is still the preferred technique for non-carbonated drinks like Mojitos, Whiskey Sours and the french 75. That’s why you must invest in your own cocktail shaker. And also know about the fry shake as it is used to produce a thick foam with ingredients like cream and egg whites.
3- Stir it well
Many cocktails need a very well stir to call it a drink. For stirring, you can use a spoon . Even a swizzle will do a great job.
4- Know layering
You should also be quick with layering certain drinks so that you can see layers of different liquids within the glassware. It will require a bar spoon and an understanding of how to layer your liqueurs, fruit juices, egg whites, foam, and other drink ingredients as needed.
5- Strain drinks well
Straining is important to prevent ice cubes, ice shards, or bits of fresh ingredients from getting into the cocktail glass. Many bartenders own multiple strainers to remove coarser solids and then a fine strainer to remove tiny flecks of fruit or ice.
6- Learn the recipes
You can speed up only if you know how to make a Bloody Mary, a Martini (with dry vermouth), a Margarita (don’t skimp on the lime juice), a Vodka Cranberry, a Gin & Tonic (try it with grapefruit juice), and a Negroni. You can also learn the main cocktail categories, like highballs, fizzes, sours, punches, etc