Being a designated diver makes you a hero to begin with, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to have some tasty fun while being the life-saving friend at your party. Borgata, along with The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign, agree. They are teaming up with other area bars to take part in the first ever HEROtini Mocktail Challenge, which promotes the important role of designated drivers.
There are a lot of skills that go into bartending and creating the perfect cocktail. There’s mixing, stirring, squeezing (as in lemons etc.) shaking, blending and a host of other ways of bringing together all of the flavors in a cocktail.
It’s called the London Refresher, and it calls for muddling. That’s muddling, not muggling, which comes from that other English import Harry Potter.
No, muddling, to be precise, is to mix together, especially confusedly. In this recipe, you get to muddle away on key ingredients before adding the liquor – gin, of course, it is the London Refresher. In this case, you’ll need a muddling stick (really, it’s a bartender tool, much like a pestle). Then you just muddle up the ingredients and add the gin.