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The Magic Ingredients For Adding Familiar Textures To Mocktails
To create a mocktail at home that perfectly mimics a nuanced cocktail, there are a few key ingredients that can help you build similar flavors and textures.
Adding simple ingredients like egg whites and tea leaves can have your mocktails delivering substantial mouthfeels and full bodies that traditional cocktails recipes are known for.
Incorporating egg whites into recipes can help create structure and build drink texture, while both butter and coconut can provide thicker mocktail consistencies.
The creaminess of butter can provide either a sweet or slightly salty thickness to virgin riffs on drinks like old-fashioned cocktails, martinis, and negronis.
You can even try fat-washing your mocktail, a process that infuses a drink with butter or another fat. It's an involved but well-loved technique among innovative bartenders.