Ever thought what’s in your drink that makes it look, smell, and taste the way it does? Every sensation found in a glass of beverage has its origins made during the manufacture of the wine, beer or spirit. It is the bartender or mixologist that converts those profiles into a distinct and balanced drink. To understand your beverage, you have to analyze it. So here is a guide to deconstructing your drink:
Aroma: Derived from ingredients within the cocktail, wine, beer, etc
Head: From the medium-length proteins present in malt, such as wheat, oats, and rye as well as shaken cocktail.
Color: From ingredient skin, malting, aging or kilning process.
Carbonation: Carbon Dioxide (Co2) gas, a byproduct of fermentation by yeast.
Body and Mouthfeel: Proteins from ingredients. Think consistency of water vs Guinness.
Flavor: Derived from All the aspect of brewing or distilled spirits along with any ingredients added to cocktail, beer or wine.
Alcohol: More ferment-able material or sugar means more alcohol, along with everything else.