rhonan: (Cocktails)
rhonan ([personal profile] rhonan) wrote in [community profile] cocktails2010-07-28 09:15 pm

Make coffee and spirits taste better with water.

You would think that since water is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, that adding it would only weaken the flavor of something. I've known for years that fine single malt scotch, or any premium spirit, actually tastes better when served with a splash of water. It has this effect because by cutting the alcohol content, it cuts the burn, and enhances the aroma. I'm glad to know I'm not alone in knowing this.
stealthily: a pink cocktail (cocktail)

[personal profile] stealthily 2010-09-22 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Very interesting article, thanks. I've always had it drilled into me not to let drinks dilute, by putting as much ice as possible in to stop melting, and drink within 15 min. But I guess that's different, because it'd be diluting a purposefully strong flavour, whereas adding water is a purposeful adjustment.