. 10 Tips on Making Drinks With Craft Cocktail Mixers
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You are someone who enjoys the finer things in life, including craft cocktails. In a world where instant gratification is often just a click away, quality should never be compromised.

That's why Dirty Pelican is making it easy to craft your at-home cocktails into the five-star experience that you deserve. Our craft cocktail mixers were designed to bring the joy of a high-quality cocktail to your kitchen in a few easy steps.

Cocktail-making doesn't have to include hunting through grocery stores for every item needed. With our tips, it can be as simple as mixing, shaking, and pouring. 

Dirty Pelican's cocktail mixers come in three delicious flavors, with more coming soon, that simplify the process. There's something for everyone when you have Blackberry Zest, Pineapple Fig, and Jalapeño Margarita to choose from. 

Our non-alcoholic cocktail mixers are all made with organic ingredients so you never have to choose between health and first-class flavor.  

Isn't it time you expanded your cocktail experience with Dirty Pelican? Here are our top 10 tips for mixing cocktails at home.  

1. Find The Right Spirit Pairing

When you want to make mixed drinks fast without compromising flavor, finding the right spirits to compliment Dirty Pelican's non-alcoholic mixers is the first step.

For those who love the sweet tang of pineapple, pair our Pineapple Fig mixer with your favorite rum.

Rum complements the refreshing pineapple, splash of raspberry, and hints of ginger and rosemary for a drink that feels like summer days spent lounging. 

Our Jalapeño Margarita mixer will take your favorite tequila to the next level in flavor and delight. We recommend a reposado tequila to really let the notes of key lime, jalapeño, and Himalayan salt shine. 

For those who love sweet berries, try mixing your go-to vodka with our Blackberry Zest mixer. Vodka is the perfect backdrop for the blend of blackberries, notes of lemon, warm pressed ginger, and a finish of fresh mint.  

2. Mix, Shake, Pour

At Dirty Pelican we believe you should be able to make a restaurant-quality cocktail without the muss and fuss. That's why our mixers were made with the belief that all you need is to simply mix, shake, and pour. 

Pour your mixer, alcohol, and ice into your shaker and give your drink a vigorous shake. A strong shake is important to ensure all the ingredients are chilled and fully blended. Think of it as waking up all the ingredients in your cocktail.

If you're not in the mood to shake (after all, "easy" is the idea), you can also opt to build your cocktail by simply pouring. 

First, put your ice into your cocktail glass. Then, pour your spirit of choice over the ice, followed by your Dirty Pelican mixer.



3. Glassware 

When it comes to cocktail making, some believe that the right glass is just as important as anything else. It looks good, but it also feels good to hold one. It's an effortless way to level up the time you get to enjoy your drink.

A highball glass is perfect for your Dirty Pelican cocktails as it allows enough room for all your ice and liquid. A Collins glass works just as well!

If you're looking to hold something with a dash of flair, reach for a traditional cocktail glass. The wide brim of the glass instantly transports you to your favorite happy hour. These are best used without ice, so simply pour your drink into the glass after shaking.

4. Garnish With Care

When delicious simplicity is the goal, garnishes may seem like an extra step. Keeping the right garnishes on hand will make adding them to your drink effortless. It's an easy way to make your cocktail time feel special.  

Two of the simplest garnishes, that make every drink look exciting, are fresh rosemary and mint. Rosemary is perfect for a pineapple fig cocktail, while mint is the finishing touch for a blackberry zest drink.

A delicate piece of cut jalapeño makes for the perfect garnish on the lip of your jalapeño margarita glass. 

You can find all of these ingredients at any major grocery store. They also complement many food recipes, so extras will never go to waste.

5. Presentation Is Everything

The first thing you notice about a cocktail is its presentation. Just because you're at home doesn't mean you don't deserve a great presentation.

Creating a lovely presentation can be as simple as investing in glassware that makes you smile. You can purchase ice cube trays that create your favorite shape and size of ice. 

Presentation doesn't have to involve fancy bar tricks. It can be as simple as cutting up your favorite piece of fruit and placing it on a tray with your drink. 

6. When Entertaining, Have Options

When entertaining at home, you want your guests to experience the best drinks without missing out on the fun and laughs together. Dirty Pelican mixers make a cocktail event easy for you, the host, to make drinks for your guests quickly.

A newer trend in cocktail bars is to have a tray of optional add-ons available so guests can adjust their drinks as they please. This way you don't have to worry about individual preferences and your guests get exactly what they want.

Lemon juice, lime juice, bitters, simple syrup, and a variety of garnishes make for great add-ons.  

7. Go Full Organic 

Some believe that a great cocktail is only as good as its worst ingredient. We say, why make any ingredient the worst?

Dirty Pelican brings you the best cocktail mixers that are made with your health in mind. Pairing our mixers with an organic spirit makes for a delicious and clean drink experience. 

There's also research that suggests sipping organic alcohol mixers and drinks may lead to less nasty hangovers. 

Organic alcohol is made from products that are free of chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers that, when consumed regularly, may increase certain health risks.

Treat yourself to a drink that cares for you as much as you care for it. 

8. Consider Your Ice

Ice is often overlooked when it comes to cocktails, but it's equally as important as every other element of your drink. 

It's best to use fresh ice in your drink. It may sound like a small detail, but old ice that has been sitting in your freezer next to your frozen groceries will absorb their smells.

As a rule of thumb, the cloudier your ice looks, the less pure it is. Consider using filtered water to make your ice and store it in its own area of your freezer.

Use large cubes for your cocktails, as these will keep your drinks cool for a longer period of time and dilute your drink less.

9. Always Stay Stocked

There's nothing worse than craving your favorite end-of-day drink, reaching for it in the cabinet, and realizing you're out of your Dirty Pelican mixer.

No need to stress! We have made ordering your favorite mixers as easy as clicking a few buttons, so you never have to worry about running out again.

Simply choose your favorite mixer and fill out your information so we can quickly send you your supply. You can choose between a 375 ml bottle and a 750 ml bottle and can even contact us with any questions you have. 

All orders are shipped within 3-5 business days and transit time is typically also 3-5 days but varies by location. We ship to all areas of the continental United States.  

Never feel the stress of a dry cabinet again. Keep your favorite mixers and alcohol stocked so you're always prepared for a drink and ready to entertain. 

After all, life is unpredictable, so your cocktails supplies should always be reliable. 

10. Stay Up-To-Date And Save Money

When it comes to bringing you quality cocktail mixers, we have your best interest in mind. That includes details like using organic ingredients, saving money, and keeping you updated on all the latest news about Dirty Pelican.

Once you've found your favorite flavor, sign up for our Dirty Deals Club for rewards like free mixers and surprise discount codes. You will also be one of the first to know about our new flavor releases.

You can also follow Dirty Pelican on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok for updates and behind-the-scenes looks at all that goes into crafting our mixers. 

When it comes to discounts, freebies, and updates Dirty Pelican has you covered. 

Buy Your Craft Cocktail Mixers Today

With Dirty Pelican's craft cocktail mixers and these simple tips, you have everything you need to create restaurant-quality drinks at home. All that's left is to sit back, sip, and enjoy the drink you deserve.

Shop our organic cocktail mixers to experience the refreshing taste of drinks made the Dirty Pelican way today.

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