Watching professional bartenders make intricate cocktails can be intimidating: rose water sprays, dried blood orange garnishes, strained milk punches, freshly cracked ice. It's all a bit overwhelming. And for the aspiring at-home bartender, it's enough to make you quit right on the spot. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Here's why: starting your own at-home bar is simpler than it looks. In fact, some of the most classic cocktails are super simple to make (see Negronis or Manhattans). I created Socktails with one goal in mind: to help people become better at-home bartenders.
This is for everyone else making cocktails in their socks, going unrecognized and underappreciated. I want Socktails to be a resource, but even more so a community of at-home mixologists. There are a lot of us out there, but most of the resources out there, aside from the recipe sites, are meant for those who do it day-in and day-out.
I also want this to be a platform for entrepreneurs in the field to test and promote their products. This should be a place for people to feel comfortable talking about their stuff and pushing the boundaries of at-home cocktail making.
So, how do you get started?
If you're interested in contributing in any way, or want to submit products for testing or promotion, you can contact me here. Cheers!