Batched cocktails are a surprisingly easy way to make sure you always have alcohol on hand. Some people even batch cocktails as a hobby, so they can try new recipes and share with friends. In general, most batch cocktails last about 3 months before the flavor starts to change.
However, if the drink is stored in a cool place such as your refrigerator or cellar then it could last for up to 6 months. Here are some tips for making delicious batch cocktails that will taste just as good as when you made them!
What is a batch cocktail?
A batch cocktail is an alcoholic drink that you make in advance and store. The drink doesn’t actually have to be alcoholic. A batch cocktail can be just as delicious as the cocktail you make with regular spirits, but is often better because it’s already made and ready to be consumed.
If you don’t know what to do with a batch cocktail, you can always eat it. Some people even put a dash of booze in some store bought sodas. How to make batches of cocktails The easiest way to make batches of cocktails is to freeze them.
By simply cutting a few holes in the plastic lid of a quart size bag and covering the bag with shredded cheddar cheese, you can pop the entire contents of the bag into the freezer.
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Making your own batch cocktail
Making a batch cocktail is very easy. All you need to do is use the bottled mix (we recommend the ingredient-packed brand Cliff Lede Bourbon) in a large glass container, like a pitcher, glass jug, or bottle. Set the glass container in the refrigerator, and fill the container up with ice.
Then pour in the bottled mix. You can also pour the entire mixture into the container if you want to make a pitcher. Do not add more liquid to the mixture as that would dilute the alcohol. Just shake the entire mixture and serve.
Pro tip: You can freeze your mix in a number of ways, but it is best to leave them out for a few hours or overnight in the freezer to make sure they are at their best!
How long will the batch cocktails last?
Batched cocktails won’t have the same taste and consistency as your original recipe, but they’ll still be delicious. If you try to rush the process by blending up a batch right before a party, you might regret it. If you mix them too soon after the time it takes to blend, the drink will taste less smooth than if you let them blend at least one week or one month prior to serving.
The recipe you use matters, too. You can blend up a batch of drinks, but if the ratio of ingredients isn’t right then you won’t end up with the same color or flavor. You can’t just toss some in a bottle and call it a day. Everything you mix must be balanced, so do your research.
How to store your batch cocktail
Don’t store your cocktails in glass because that can actually change the taste. Instead, use mason jars, jelly jars, wine or fruit jugs, or other glass containers. Plastic or metal is better than glass because plastic or metal will transfer heat quicker. When it comes to the recipe itself, always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
For instance, when pouring a batch cocktail into a glass mason jar, wait until the full container is filled before you pour, and then pour slowly. How to make batches of cocktails that will last Now that you know how long your cocktails should last, you can make them any time you want. For instance, if you always like to do a special cocktail for an event or holiday, you can make the batch for that.
The best way to drink your batch cocktails at their freshest
Be cautious with refrigerating cocktails, as refrigeration will help preserve the quality of your drink. It’s best to only refrigerate cocktail if it is a cocktail you really like and would never put away. In general, try to drink at their freshest within 3 to 6 months, as some spirits lose their flavor when stored longer. H
Take special care with your batch cocktails, as you don’t want to have them go bad before you know it! If you can, batch cocktails in a glass jar with a plastic lid that allows you to shake the cocktail, before serving it. If you can’t find a plastic jar with a tight seal, just use an airtight glass bottle with a lid instead.