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Here we present some of the cocktail recipes that we use in Plata Cocktail Bar

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How to Prepare a Negroni

The Negroni is a classic and elegant cocktail that has endured over time. With its bold flavors and perfect balance, it is a popular choice for those who enjoy drinks with character and sophistication.

To make an exceptional Negroni, start by selecting the right ingredients. You will need 30 ml of gin, 30 ml of Campari and 30 ml of red vermouth. These components are essential to achieving the Negroni's distinctive flavor profile. The gin adds a herbal note, the Campari adds bitterness, and the red vermouth adds a sweet-and-sour nuance.

Once you have the ingredients, proceed to chill an old fashioned glass by filling it with ice. In this way, you guarantee that the cocktail stays cold during your enjoyment. Pre-chilling also helps bring out the flavors and prevents excessive dilution of the cocktail.

Now add the gin, Campari and red vermouth to the glass. Use a cocktail spoon to gently mix the ingredients together for a few seconds. This step allows the flavors to come together and spread evenly, creating a harmony of flavors in every sip.

Once mixed, it's time to give the Negroni a special touch. You can do it in different ways: you can garnish it with a slice of fresh orange, squeezing a bit of its juice to enhance the citrus flavours, or you can add an orange zest to add a captivating aroma to the cocktail. Both options add a visual and sensory touch to your creation.

The Negroni is ready to be enjoyed. You can serve it directly in the old fashioned glass with ice or, if you prefer a more elegant presentation, you can strain the cocktail into a pre-chilled cocktail glass.

Remember that the Negroni is a cocktail with character, appreciated by lovers of intense and bitter flavors. Its attractive combination of ingredients makes it a perfect option for special occasions or to indulge in a moment of relaxation.

Enjoy your Negroni and toast to unforgettable moments!


How to prepare a margarita

The Margarita is a classic and refreshing cocktail that combines tequila, lime juice and triple sec to create a delicious and vibrant flavor experience. It's perfect to enjoy on a warm summer afternoon or any time you want to be transported to a tropical setting.

To make an authentic Margarita, you will need the following ingredients: 2 oz tequila, 1 oz fresh lime juice, 1 oz triple sec (such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier), salt, and ice.

Begin by preparing the Margarita glass. You can choose a glass with a salty rim or just a traditional one. If you prefer the salty rim, moisten the rim of the glass with a lemon wedge, then dip it in a plate with coarse salt. This will create an interesting contrast between the sweet and sour flavors of the cocktail and the salty touch on the rim.

Next, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, and triple sec to the shaker. If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can use a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

Close the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds to mix and chill the ingredients. This will ensure that the Margarita is perfectly balanced and full of flavor.

After shaking, uncover the cocktail shaker and place a strainer over the prepared Margarita glass. Pour the contents of the shaker into the glass, making sure that the ice remains in the shaker.

If you want to add an extra lemon twist, squeeze a fresh lemon wedge over the cocktail and mix gently with a cocktail spoon.

Now the Margarita is ready to be enjoyed. You can serve it with a lemon wedge as decoration or even with a straw. Each sip will transport you to a place full of freshness and joy.

Remember that the Margarita is an alcoholic beverage, so it should be consumed in moderation. In addition, there are variations of the Margarita, such as the frozen Margarita, which incorporates crushed ice and is served in the form of a slush.

Enjoy your Margarita and toast to moments of joy and relaxation.

How to Prepare a Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling is a classic and exotic cocktail that originated from the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore. This bright pink drink combines a blend of tropical and citrus flavors, creating a unique and refreshing taste experience.

To make an authentic Singapore Sling, you will need the following ingredients: 45ml gin, 15ml cherry liqueur (such as Cherry Heering), 7.5ml Cointreau, 7.5ml Benedictine liqueur, 120ml pineapple juice, 15ml of fresh lemon juice, 10 ml of grenadine syrup, a pinch of Angostura, ice and a slice of pineapple or a cherry to decorate.

Begin by filling a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, cherry liqueur, Cointreau, Benedictine liqueur, pineapple juice, fresh lemon juice, grenadine syrup, and a dash of Angostura to the shaker.

Close the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds to mix and chill all the ingredients. This step is key to ensuring that all the flavors combine properly.

After shaking, uncover the cocktail shaker and place a strainer over a tall glass filled with ice. Pour the contents of the shaker into the glass, straining the ice cubes.

Now, decorate your Singapore Sling with a pineapple slice or cherry on top. This presentation will add an attractive and festive visual touch to the cocktail.

The Singapore Sling is ready to be enjoyed. Its colorful appearance and its balanced and tropical flavor will transport you to an exotic environment full of energy.

Remember that the Singapore Sling is an alcoholic beverage, so it should be consumed in moderation. In addition, you can adjust the amounts of the ingredients according to your personal preferences, if you want a sweeter or more citrus flavor.

Enjoy your Singapore Sling and toast to moments of adventure and sophistication. Health!